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More informationLibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Snowshoeing Song by Arthur Weir. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 31, 2011.
Snowshoeing Song is taken from A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895, Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).
Arthur Weir was born in Montreal. In 1895 he was selected to read the inaugural poem at the unveiling of the national monument to Sir John Macdonald at Ottawa. He also wrote the inaugural poem for the unveiling of the monument to Maisonneuve, dedicated on the same day.(summary from "Canadian Men & Women of the Time 1898" Ed. by Henry James Morgan, (1843-1913))