133 Old Church Road
Claremont, NH 03743, Claremont
Join us for a performance by Canadian Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney offering music he calls “Mi’kmaltic” (Mi’kmaq + Celtic). Enjoy this great event in the outstanding acoustics of the historic Union Church. Admission is by donation, and students are free – support live music in our community!
This concert will be offered live in person, and online.
Morgan will be visiting Maple Avenue School as part of his Upper Valley Residency in partnership with BarnArts.
Music’s an almost alchemical force to Canadian Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney. From the first time he really heard music, sitting on the floor of his uncle’s house transfixed by a DVD of Phil Collins, to 2022 where he’s one of the most in-demand young fiddlers and singers in Atlantic Canada, was nominated for three East Coast Canadian Music Awards, and his debut album, First Flight, is being reissued by Indigenous record label Ishkode Records. In just a short amount of time, Toney’s been able to invigorate both the Atlantic music communities and Mi’kmaq communities by bringing together the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq, one song dating back up to 500 years. He calls this fusion Mi’kmaltic (Mi’kmaq + Celtic) and it’s his way of celebrating his language and heritage. He’s honoring the elders who’ve taught him the songs and the language, and he’s taking his place on the front lines of Eastern Canada’s cultural divide.