Fonds MS-5-19 - Rock Meets Bone fonds

Time out / Working Theatre : [sound recording] Nova Scotia gold / Clary Croft (part 2 of 2) : [sound recording] 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 Rock Meets Bone program notes

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Rock Meets Bone fonds

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  • 1981 - 1991, predominant 1989 (Creation)
    Rock Meets Bone

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4 cm of textual records
26 audio cassettes
1 USB drive

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Rock Meets Bone was a 30-minute radio program that aired on CKDU from September-December 1989. It focused on Nova Scotian grassroots arts and culture through its features on people and subjects including Philip Glass, 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. It was produced by Denny Blouin, Sam Bercholz and Brian Guns, who also voiced the narration. The program's name was derived from a presentation on Nova Scotia culture given at a Buddhist conference in Halifax in March 1989, also produced in part by Brian Guns.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Brian Gun in accession (2017-021) in May 2017.

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Fonds contains records relating to the production and contributing artists of CKDU radio's program Rock Meets Bone. Items include episode scripts and notes, correspondence, administrative documents, cassette tapes with raw episode interviews, and a USB drive containing both raw source interviews and finished episodes.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Rock Meets Bone fonds, MS-5-19, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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