Marie Hare

Marie Hare (b Whitney). Folksinger, b Strathadam, on Nor'-West Miramichi River, NB, ca 1913. Her grandfather cleared a sizable farm at Strathadam, her father worked in the lumber woods all his life, and her mother was a member of the family celebrated in the song 'The Jones Boys'.

Hare, Marie

Marie Hare (b Whitney). Folksinger, b Strathadam, on Nor'-West Miramichi River, NB, ca 1913. Her grandfather cleared a sizable farm at Strathadam, her father worked in the lumber woods all his life, and her mother was a member of the family celebrated in the song 'The Jones Boys'. From her parents Hare learned many traditional songs of Anglo-Canadian origin.Discovered by Louise Manny, she appeared at the first Miramichi Folksong Festival in 1958 and returned annually for more than 30 years. She is heard on recordings from the festival as well as on the LP Marie Hare of Strathadam, New Brunswick (1962, Folk Legacy FSC-9, reissued in 1985 on cassette by the CSMT, CFMS, 5-8503), for which accompanying documentation by Louise Manny and Edward D. Ives discusses her style and gives notes and texts for her songs. Her husband, Perley Hare (d 1988), also sang at the Miramichi festival.