An Interview with Aidan O'Hara

On 29 November 2017, ITMA visited Aidan O’Hara at his home in Longford. During an interview that lasted more than an hour, Aidan described his time in Newfoundland and the people he met on the Cape Shore. 

Highlights from the interview include:

  • His motivations for going to Newfoundland
  • His introduction to the people and places of the Cape Shore
  • His recording equipment and technical challenges
  • The songs, music, and oral traditions that were the focus of his recording
  • And, his ongoing relationship with the people of the area

Watch excerpts from ITMA’s interview with Aidan O’Hara and learn about his motivations as a collector.