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date: 02 June 2020

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This article reviews research and the historical context for Anglo-Canadian children’s folk music, the development of the children’s folk “movement” in the 1970s, and the resultant Anglo-Canadian children’s musical canon. Specifically, it explores the relationship between musicians and the selection and contents of songs through the repertoire of two musical “acts”: the threesome known as Sharon, Lois, and Bram; and Raffi Cavoukian. The analysis and comparison of the music, performance practices, and songs of both acts show that despite their varied approaches, each drew upon folk and popular musical traditions, and created new songs in forming their repertoires. Both acts created music that empowered children as the keepers of the future through their use children’s artwork, children’s voices, and efforts to teach children how to care of themselves and the world around them.

Keywords: Anglo-Canadian, children, folk music, children’s songs, musicians, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lillenstein, Bram Morison, Raffi Cavoukian

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