Category: traditional

Helen Creighton (1899-1989) was a Canadian
folklorist. Over a career that lasted several decades, she collected over 4000
stories, songs and other cultural traditions from all over the country.

She studied in Halifax, and later became the dean of women
at the University of King’s College in the city. She received three Rockefeller
Foundation fellowships to help her collect traditional songs of Canada,
including the popular “Farewell to Nova Scotia”. She was made a Member of the
Order of Canada in 1976.