BarnArts Spring 2023 Global Music Residency artist Morgan Toney
Morgan will be visiting area schools May 9-12 and performing in Woodstock on Friday, May 12th!
About Morgan Toney
Music’s an almost alchemical force to Canadian Mi'kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney. In 2022 he became one of the most in-demand young fiddlers and singers in Atlantic Canada and was nominated for three East Coast Canadian Music Awards. 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. First Flight, Toney’s award nominated debut album, celebrates language and heritage in Toney’s transformation of traditional songs like the Ko’jua and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song alongside highly original songcraft.