Morgan Toney combines the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with his Mi’kmaq roots. At only 23 years old, the Nova Scotian musician has created a name for himself with his unique take on traditional East Coast fiddle music, which he and his collaborator Keith Mullins have dubbed “Mi’kmaltic.” A blend of Mi’kmaq + Celtic, Toney fuses cultural heritages, drawing from old songs of the Mi’kmaq, some dating back 500 years. “There are two worlds of Mi’kmaq music,” Toney explains, “song and fiddle. They had never come together before. People knew of each, but never had I ever seen a collaboration between Celtic and Mi'kmaq culture before.”
Toney’s debut album First Flight, nominated for 3 East Coast Music Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award, demonstrates this fusion. It celebrates language and transforms traditional songs like the Ko’jua and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song, but also provides totally original works.
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