Origin: Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia
Clary Croft Born in Sherbrooke, NS, lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a performer, author, folklore researcher, recording artist and producer. The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada has recognized Clary’s contribution to Maritime folklore studies and his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritime provinces. He is best known for his continuing work with the collection of his late mentor, Dr. Helen Creighton, the Nova Scotian born, internationally renowned Canadian folklore pioneer. In addition to working with Dr. Creighton for the last fifteen years of her life, Clary was also responsible for cataloguing her collection at the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management.
Because of this work, he has been called, “the acknowledged master of one of the richest repertoires in Canada.” Halifax Mail Star
Founding member of local folk group The Privateers in 1968 before joining Singalong Jubilee in 1970.