Art Cahill, more than 80 years old at the time of this recording, was a lifelong resident of Prince Edward Island. He remembered many songs by Lawrence Doyle, a local poet, satirist, and singer-songwriter – including “The Picnic at Groshaut”. But Cahill (pronounced “Cahl”) did not only remember the songs and the songwriter, he recalled the events themselves as he was present for this infamous picnic. Though he was only a child at the time of the picnic, he described the day’s events as if they had happened only yesterday.
Prince Edward Island, singer, "The Picnic at Groshaut", poet, songwriter, satirist, Sandy Ives
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Cahill, Art, "Art Cahill" (2012). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 2.
Prince Edward Island