Newfoundland Composer Otto Kelland Dies at 99

Otto Kelland, the composer of “Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s”, one of Newfoundland’s favorite folk songs, died July 8 in Flatrock, Newfoundland. He was 99 years and eleven months old. Kelland was a prolific author, with several books, volumes of poetry, and many
songs to his credit. He was also a builder of model ships and was considered a
noted authority on sailing ships and other seacraft.

[This obituary is reproduced by courtesy of the

Folk Alliance
].

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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