The Music of Our Burnished Axes: A Book Launch and Exhibit
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 4-6 p.m.
MMaP Gallery, second Floor, Arts and Culture Centre
Join us in celebrating the work of Ursula Kelly and Meghan Forsyth as they launch “The Music of Our Burnished Axes: Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador” alongside the travelling exhibit “Songs and Stories of ‘The Forgotten Service'” Readings · Music · Interactive exhibit · Books for sale · Snacks & refreshments · The Book: “The Music of Our Burnished Axes” is the first comprehensive collection of musical compositions, recitations, poems, and narratives written by, for, and about twentieth-century woods workers in Newfoundland and Labrador. It analyzes their significance — as both grassroots social history texts and creative and musical contributions — and creates a portrait of a culture shaped by the harvesting of timber. The Exhibit: “Songs and Stories of ‘The Forgotten Service’” recalls the experiences, contributions, and legacies of the Newfoundland overseas foresters of the First and Second World Wars. The exhibit includes archival photographs, audiovisual material, and text. Interactive technologies enable the audience to explore songs, recitations, and stories written and performed by the foresters.
Presented by ISER Books