Often, folksongs are left to stand alone, with no record as to the events, visions, and principles that inspired them. Rarely do we get a glimpse of the poetís view of the community and people he or she writes about. However, Donnie Doyle, in wanting to give something back to his community, has done just that.

Along Lot Seven Shore is a fascinating combination of memoir, anecdote, narrative song, and poetry, created by someone who has experienced that which he has written. In so doing, he shares glimpses of a way of life that makes and defines ìcommunityî; this particular community happens to be Lot Seven Shore of Prince Edward Island, but it could be anywhere in rural Canada.

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