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Predicting the Fukushima Disaster in Song

After the disaster songs project got recent local press coverage, Lloyd Allan MacPherson wrote to me to tell me about a song that he wrote not long before the Fukushima…

Exhibit – Canary in the Mine: Nova Scotia Mining Disasters & Song

I’m delighted to announce the completion of the exhibit entitled “Canary in the Mine: Nova Scotia Mining Disasters and Song”! Housed on four iPads and mounted on four kiosks, it…

Allison Crowe’s “The Water Witch”

Singer-songwriter Allison Crowe, originally from BC but now living in Corner Brook, NL, recently reached out to let me know that she had recorded a new version of “The Water…

Grieving & Mourning IV: Moving On

In previous blog posts (Grieving & Mourning I, II and III), I discussed the first three of four “tasks” or “steps” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept…

Grieving & Mourning III: Adjusting

In previous blog posts (Grieving & Mourning I and II), I discussed the first two of four “tasks” or “steps” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept the…

Resources II: Popular Histories

Some of the most compelling information about disasters comes from “popular histories” (by “popular,” I mean that they aren’t necessarily written by academic scholars for other academics, but instead are…

Grieving & Mourning II: Working through Pain

In a previous blog post (Grieving & Mourning I: Accepting Loss), I discussed the first of four “tasks” that occur as part of the grieving process: accept the reality of…

Grieving & Mourning I: Accepting Loss

In a series of blog posts, I will explore the role that disaster songs may play in the grieving process following a disaster. Naturally, this will be quite speculative as…

“Twenty-Five Miners”: What is it about?

One of the songs on this website is “Twenty-Five Miners.” The Sharecroppers of Newfoundland set a poem by Father Ron MacIntyre to music. You can hear it on youtube: The…

Lac-Mégantic

This blog offers the opportunity to discuss disasters and songs that fall outside the Atlantic Canadian confines of the project represented on this site. The Lac-Mégantic train derailment of July…

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