Presentation on theme: "The Bluenose By Stan Rogers Sacha901 February, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
The Bluenose By Stan Rogers Sacha901 February, 2010
Stan Rogers Born the 29 of November 1949 to Nathan Allison Rogers and Valerie Rogers, Stan Rogers was a folk singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Ontario, he spent many summers in Guysborough County, where he learned about the way of life in the Maritimes.
Biography (Continued) By high school Stan was becoming very interested in music, especially Rock and Roll, and was playing in a few garage bands. He had a successful career in folk music, writing many songs about Canada, from the Maritimes, to the prairies, to the Great Lakes.
Biography (Continued) His life tragically ended the 2 nd of June, 1983 when he was caught in a plane fire. He was later cremated and his ashes spread in the Atlantic Ocean. He was awarded the Diplôme d’Honneur post-humously for his contribution to Canadian music and culture.
The Bluenose The song is about the Nova Scotian tallship noted as the “Queen of the Grand Banks Schooners,” the Grand Banks Schooners being a group of ships used for fishing, racing, and carrying cargo that sailed the waters around Newfoundland.
The Bluenose The ship is a symbol of Nova Scotian and Canadian culture. Many Maritimers have a deep connection to this famous tallship. The song captures that with lines like “what every schoolboy remembers,” and “knew hard work in her time.” There a good number of people who are descendants of sailors of the Bluenose.