STIRRING UP GHOSTS

It’s hard to imagine Canada prior to European contact. A vast, sparsely populated wilderness, Aboriginal communities scattered along its rugged coastline or clustered around lakes and along rivers. Equally hard to imagine is how, in a brief span of two centuries, the landscape, both physical and cultural has been so dramatically changed.


This change began with the fur trade, bringing explorers who first mapped this vast region, establishing trade with the First Nations people. The fur trade eventually led to the discovery of gold throughout the West. It was the following gold rush that prompted colonization, and with colonization came industry. It was industry that led to the Dominion of Canada.

Today, The True North represents a richly diverse and unique global society, which embraces many cultures and ideals. In the proverbial blink of an eye, cities have sprung up out of the wilderness.

Stirring up Ghosts contains songs of triumph and mystery, tales of intrigue and adventure and true life heroes & villains of the True North's flamboyant past.


The aim of this collection is to foster awareness of Canadian Heritage, Culture & History through the arts. The Tiller’s Folly have written & produced an unprecedented collection of historically based songs. Each song is a celebration of our history. Each song lends insight into life on the Northern Frontier.

 

DISC 1

 

DISC 2

 

THE SPIRIT OF SAIL 
SPANISH BANKS
VOYAGEUR
THE GHOST OF SIMON FRASER 
JOHN TOD
THE BALLAD OF JOHN RAE 
STEAMBOATIN' JAMIESONS 
RICHARD MOODY
NED MCGOWAN’S WAR 
THE SERPENTINE 
THE GHOST OF KITTY O’REILLY
TWENTY-THREE CAMELS

FRASER & THOMPSON
DOWN AT GASSY JACK'S 
CHATHAM REACH
GHOSTS OF READ ISLAND
JOHN ANTLE
ELECTRIC RAILWAY LINE
OVER NORTHERN SKIES
ROBBIE MCBEATH
THE BITTER END
MCCULLOCH’S WONDER
LAST OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
FRIENDLY WATERS