Current Research Projects
MMaP is involved in a variety of projects that document and interpret individual music cultures and examine fundamental theoretical issues in ethnomusicology, folklore, and allied fields. This is a partial list of projects that the Centre is currently developing.
Now, That’s an Old, Old Song: The Gros Morne Singing Tradition, Past and Present (Producer: Dr. Anna Kearney Guigné). A Back on Track CD and booklet production in partnership with Parks Canada and the Canadian Museum of History.
Work, Work, Work: Songs and Labour in Newfoundland and Labrador (Producer: Jim Payne). A CD and booklet co-produced with SingSong Inc., with support from the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour and the Ray Greening Fund.
Neighbours: St. John’s eBook. Multiple authors. Edited by Meghan C. Forsyth and Beverley Diamond.
Minnie White, The First Lady of the Accordion. A book of tunes composed and played by Newfoundland and Labrador accordion player Minnie White from St. Alban’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. (Producer: Jim Payne). A co-production of MMaP and SingSong Inc.
Voices of Placentia Bay: A Digital Archive of Music and Narrative (Producer: Dr. Meghan Forsyth). A partnership between MMaP, the Town of Placentia Bay, and the Placentia Area Historical Society.
The Neighbours Project: A Web Archive of Narratives and Interviews from the Cultural Communities of St. John’s (Producer: Dr. Meghan Forsyth)
MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada: A Digital Archive. 2nd edition (Executive Producer: Dr. Harris M. Berger. Producers: Dr. Meghan Forsyth and Dr. Anna Kearney Guigné)
Music Research Annual, a peer reviewed scholarly journal debuting in 2020 (Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Harris M. Berger and Dr. Jocelyne Guilbault)
The Field Collections of Gordon MacLennan: A Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic Music and Narrative in Canada (Producer: Dr. Tiber Falzett)