Born in 1913 in Strathadam, on the Nor’-West Miramichi River, Marie Hare (nee Whitney) was a celebrated folksinger. Her grandfather cleared a significant farm in Strathadam, and her father spent his life working in the lumber woods. Her mother’s family was immortalized in the popular song ‘The Jones Boys.’
Hare learned many traditional Anglo-Canadian songs from her parents. Louise Manny discovered her talent, and she performed at the inaugural Miramichi Folksong Festival in 1958. Hare went on to perform at the festival every year for over three decades.
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