Ballads and Bards

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Ballads and Bards
Genre country music
Presented by Reg Gibson
Jim Pirie
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9
Running time 15 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release July 1962 – 29 June 1963

Ballads and Bards is a Canadian country music television series which aired nationally on CBC Television in 1963.


Country music was featured in this Winnipeg-produced series, adapted from the radio series Shenandoah. Hosts were musicians Reg Gibson (Swingalong) and Jim Pirie (Red River Jamboree).[1]


This series was initially broadcast from June 1962 on CBC's Winnipeg and Edmonton stations. The 15-minute series was broadcast nationally on CBC Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. from 4 May to 29 June 1963.


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (April 2005). "Ballads and Bards". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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