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Folk & Fiddle: Cultural Studies of Cape Breton Island

“A violin sings. A fiddle dances,” quips renowned fiddler and composer Kinnon Beaton in response to the common question of what distinguishes a violin from a fiddle, as we sit…

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Let’s Tell A Story

  I read over my calendar to check my plans for the day: Let’s Make a Movie, 11 A.M, with Beana Bern. “Are you nervous?” she asked me, as we…

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An Open Letter to All of My Twenty-Something Friends

Many of you have expressed various feelings of unease regarding your lives lately. The way that most of us grow up in this country, we do not have a helpful…

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