Coastal Connections: Keeping history alive (part 2)

Rural resilience researcher, Dr. Sondra Eger hosts another episode of Coastal Routes Radio, a radio program made up of an international collaboration of communities, scholars, activists, and others who are dedicated to supporting the health, resilience, and sustainability of coastal communities around the world. Coastal Connections is a volume of Coastal Routes Radio, produced in partnership with the University of Guelph and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For more information, visit their website:

Joining Dr. Eger is co-host Sara Langer, a PhD student in the Transdisciplinary Sustainability at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, who also led the development of this episode. Together, the hosts are joined by three infamous musicians and storytellers to explore traditional folk music and how it is a powerful oral storytelling tool that carries culture, tradition, history, and knowledge across generations, shaping people’s identity today. They speak with the infamous musical duo Fergus O’Byrne and Jim Payne who are spreading traditional folk music around the island – and the world – keeping Newfoundland and Labrador culture alive. They also had the pleasure of being joined by Darrell Power, former member of Great Big Sea, who has since established two recording studios among other projects. Their guests share their relationship with music, what traditional folk music sounds like and means to them, and how growing up draped in an era of culture and music influenced their musical careers. Joining Dr. Sondra Eger is co-host Sara Langer, a PhD student at Grenfell Campus Memorial University.

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