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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…

Moncton RCMP Shootings

On June 4, 2014, social media lit up with unconfirmed reports of a shooter on the loose in Moncton, New Brunswick. The reports turned out to be true, and a…

Reacting to the Discovery of Songs

Over the past few months, I’ve been delighted to receive an increasing number of visitor comments. What has been particularly interesting to me is the number of people who have…

100 Years since the Newfoundland Sealing Disasters

It’s been a hundred years since the Newfoundland and Southern Cross disasters occurred, both of which inspired a significant number of songs. I have found that it is rare to…

Resources 1

My intention is for this to be the first of a number of posts about useful resources that relate in some way to disaster songs. In this post, I introduce…

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