Ballads and Bards (Series) (1962-1963)

Ballads and Bards
Ballads and Bards was a quarter hour of folk songs featuring singer Reg Gibson and guitarist-vocalist Jim Pirie. Gibson, who had been a member of the chorus on Swingalong, and Pirie, guitarist with the Selkirk Settlers on Red River Jamboree, had a program of country music called Shenandoah on radio. In July 1962, they moved the program to television and changed its name to Ballads and Bards. It was seen in Winnipeg and Edmonton, and went national for nine weeks starting in May 1963.

Producer - Ray McConnell

Reg Gibson
Jim Pirie
Ed Derback....Host

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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