Anna Kearney Guigné is an independent folklorist with a special interest in ethnomusicology. She received her Ph.D., with distinction, from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004. She has written extensively on Newfoundland folksong and folksong collectors and most recently curated the exhibit Maud Karpeles (1885-1976): A Retrospective of Her Newfoundland Fieldwork, 1929 and 1930 for the International Council for Traditional Music World Conference held in St. John’s 13-19, July 2011. Currently, she is working on a new publication entitled The Songs that Nearly Got Away, based on the unpublished portion of Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland song collection (1952-1961).
Kearney Guigné resides in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.