Author Archive

Down There (A Miner’s Lament)

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

I am grateful to Robyn for providing a rough recording of her song.

1949 Marshall Frank

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

We have yet to research the story of the Marshall Frank…

Marshall Frank Story, The

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Sorrowful Lamentation on the Anglo-Saxon, A

Monday, March 1st, 2021

1937 Grand Falls Mill

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Jim Payne kindly provided information about this tragedy. On September 10, 1937, not far from the pulp and paper mill in Grand Falls-Windsor, three workers, William Wall, Albert Marshall, and…

What Price Prosperity

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Grand Falls Tragedy, The

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Coronavirus Songs vs. Disaster Songs

Monday, May 18th, 2020

I am excited to be participating in a virtual meeting with scholars around the world working on questions related to music during a time of Covid-19. I am grateful to Niels…

Nova Scotia Shooting 2020

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

A situation is in unfolding in Nova Scotia, where I live and as I write: the heartbreaking mass murder that started in the rural mainland community of Portapique. 22 victims…

High Price of Oil for Keith

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020