Special Issue of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (2007)

In 2007, the journal Newfoundland and Labrador Studies released a special issue on music (Vol. 22, No. 1), co-edited by Glenn Colton, Beverley Diamond, and Jim Hillier. The issue includes articles by established and emerging music scholars that explore the traditional, popular, Indigenous, and classical musics of Newfoundland and Labrador. All of these articles are available to download for free on the journal’s website.

  • Introduction: Music in Newfoundland and Labrador – Beverley Diamond and Glenn Colton
  • Gone to the Mainland and Back Again: A Critical Approach to Region, Politics, and Identity in Contemporary Newfoundland Song – Cory Thorne
  •  "She's Like the Swallow": Folksong as Cultural Icon – Neil Rosenberg
  • Kenneth Peacock's Contribution to Gerald S. Doyle's Old-Time Songs of Newfoundland (1955) – Anna Guigné
  • "Crooked as the Road to Branch": Asymmetry in Newfoundland Dance Music – Christina Smith
  • Don Randall: Mistaken Fiddling Dichotomies – Paula Flynn
  • Fiddling with Recordings: The Effect of Media on Newfoundland Traditional Musicians – Evelyn Osborne
  • "I am VOWR": Living Music in Newfoundland – Judith Klassen
  • Santu's Song: Revisiting a Beothuk Cultural Artifact – John Hewson and Beverley Diamond
  • Cultural Revitalization and Mi'kmaq Music-Making: Three Newfoundland Drum Groups – Janice Esther Tulk
  • Found in Translation: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music – Tom Gordon
  • Hip-hop on the East Side: A Multi-sited Ethnography of Break Dancing and Rap Music from St. John's and Grand Falls, Newfoundland – Kelly Best
  • Fandom as Musical Practice: Great Big Sea, Stockwell Day, and Spoiled Identity – Peter Narváez
  • Rockin' the Rock: The Newfoundland Folk/Pop Revolution – Paul Chafe
  • The Life and Afterlife of a Labrador Folksong Collection – Tim Borlase
  • A List of Recordings by Newfoundland Choirs – Doug Dunsmore