Fonds MS-5-19 - Rock Meets Bone fonds

Program notes Working Theatre : Time Out Clary Croft : Nova Scotia Gold : part 2 of 2 Robbie O'Neill : Tighten the Traces, Haul in the Reins Sarah Denny : Rescued Voices George Elliott Clarke : Black life in Digby County The Cape Gael Co-op : Tales Until Dawn : part 1 of 3 The Cape Gael Co-op : Tales Until Dawn : part 2 of 3 The Cape Gael Co-op : Tales Until Dawn : part 3 of 3 Joe Cormier and Jerry Holland : Migration of Two Fiddlers Philip Glass : From New York to Nova Scotia Peter Lieberson : A newcomer's view Introduction to Rock Meets Bone : Collage Alastair MacLeod : A Cape Breton Christmas The story of Rock Meets Bone Working theatre project : [episode one of Rock Meets Bone] Episode 2, Helen Creighton Episode 3, Clary Croft Episode 4, Robbie O'Neill Episode 5, Sarah Denny Episode 6, George Elliott Clarke Episode 7, Gaelic Episode 8, Joe Cormier and Jerry Holland Episode 9, Philip Glass Episode 10, Peter Lieberson Episode 11, Introduction to Rock Meets Bone or Collage Episode 12, Alastair MacLeod The story of Rock Meets Bone

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Rock Meets Bone fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Sound recording

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • November 16, 1981 - January 9, 1991, prodominant March 1989 - December 1989 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

4 cm of textual records. - 26 audio cassettes (1 box). - 1 USB drive.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Rock Meets Bone is a half hour CKDU radio show that aired on Fridays at 5:30 PM from September until Christmas of 1989. It focuses on Nova Scotian grassroots arts and culture through features of artists who lived and worked in the province, from musician Philip Glass to Gaelic song and storytelling. The show was created by writer Danny Blouin and director Brian Guns with the assistance of the Naropa Institute of Canada, a non-sectarian educational institution. It was produced by Denny Blouin, Sam Bercholz, and Brian Guns, who also voiced the narration for each episode.

Rock Meets Bone was inspired by the experiences of the various artists who lived or moved to Nova Scotia since 1979 to practise or teach their art. It got its title from a presentation of the same name focusing on Nova Scotia culture during the Buddhist conference in Halifax in March of 1989, also produced in part by Brian Guns. The recordings were created in a variety of places, including locally in Halifax or Dartmouth, Cape Breton, and in the backseat of a 1981 Mazda GLC in Guysborough.

Scope and content

Fonds contain material relating to the production and contributing artists of CKDU radio show Rock Meets Bone. Items include introductions, conclusions, and handwritten notes about episodes, correspondence, administrative documents, cassette tapes with raw episode interviews, and a USB drive containing both the raw source interviews and finished episodes.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Physical Location

  • Box: MS-5-19, Box 1