Stories of Songs and Laughter: Presentations from Dr. Chris McDonald /Toni Doman

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, at 12:00pm in the Rotary Music Performance Room, located off the Great Hall.

Centre for Cape Breton Studies-Associated faculty member, Dr. Chris McDonald, will host a presentation about careers in culture, folklore and history. Fulbright Scholar in Ethnomusicology, Toni Doman, will present an overview of Appalachian musical genres in her talk, Appalachia to Cape Breton. 

Space is limited, so we encourage you to arrive early to get a seat.

Appalachia to Cape Breton – This talk will feature an overview and brief history of Appalachian musical genres so that participants can gain an understanding of musical traditions in the Appalachian region of the United States. Toni Doman-Vandyke is a Curatorial Specialist at the non-profit Birthplace of Country Music Museum located in Bristol, Virginia. She is a 2023-2024 Fulbright recipient, earning a Fulbright Canada Student Award for her project Contemporary Technologies and the Traditional Music of Cape Breton. She is currently researching and documenting the traditional musical communities of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada and observing how contemporary technologies are interact within this community.