Hibbs made more than10 LPs for Arc, Caribou, and Marathon before his career waned in the late 1970s. A 20-song retrospective, Pure Gold (Tapestry TL-7375), was issued in 1980. Sales of his early LPs (eg, At the Caribou Club, Arc 794) made him a leading Canadian recording artist of the day. (His recordings to 1972 are listed in detail in Michael Taft's A Regional Discography of Newfoundland and Labrador 1904-1972, St John's 1975.) Hibbs' music mixed the Scottish and Irish folk traditions of the Island with elements of country music, and his repertoire included jigs, reels, and other dance pieces, as well as his own ballads - most of them tributes to Newfoundland.
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Flohil, Richard. "Harry Hibbs," CanComp, 57, Feb 1971
Rasky, Frank. "The minstrels who entertain our Newfies," Toronto Star, 27 Jul 1974
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Traditional Instrumental Music
A brief article about fiddlers Rufus Guinchard and Émile Benoit, accordionist Harry Hibbs and other Newfoundland practitioners of traditional instrumental music. From Memorial University of Newfoundland.