Jan 12, 2018
Meghan Forsyth is the Project Coordinator and Researcher at the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place, and the Director of the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music at MUN. She is an ethnomusicologist specializing in music and dance of the Acadian diaspora, and is co-author, with Ursula Kelly, of the forthcoming book The Music of Our Burnished Axes: Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to her work at MMaP, Meghan teaches courses in ethnomusicology, musicology and popular music at MUN’s School of Music. Recently, MMaP launched “The Neighbours: St. John’s” -- an app for mobile devices. In this episode, we chat about how this new app presents fascinating stories from cultural communities in and around St. John’s. Meghan describes how the app enables users to take a walking tour of downtown St. John’s and Middle Cove Beach to hear stories associated with individual locations, and then she gives us a preview of her new book on logging song traditions.