AbstractIn this paper the author explores the origins, growth and popularity of prominent children’s performers and their repertoires in English Canada from the 1960s-1980s, arguing that this period saw the formation of a canon of children’s folk music in Canada. Various factors that have supported the creation of a children’s folk music canon are highlighted, including the role of folk song collectors, folk singers, educational institutions, media outlets and the role of parents in the perpetuation of a particular canon of folk songs for children.
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