Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney brings the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq People and the ancestral Mi’kmaq, a fusion he calls Mi’kmatic. Some of these songs date back 500 years, so old that modern Mi’kmaq speakers struggle to understand the lyrics. He sings songs meant to reflect the turmoil of our current times, shining a hard light on the racism and violence forced on First Nations populations in Canada today. With family members who were sent to Residential Schools and had to relearn their language later at home, Toney’s interest in the language is very personal. He seeks to tell their stories and push for positive change through his music.
Mi’kmaq Honour Song
Cape Breton Fiddle Sets
and Original Songs
About Morgan Toney
Mi’kmaq fiddler and singer Morgan Toney brings together the fiery fiddling of Cape Breton Island with the old songs of the Mi’kmaq with brilliance and heart. 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.
The Toronto Music Garden is a wheelchair accessible park. Summer Music In The Garden concerts include 8 reserved spots for accessible seating on a first come, first served basis. As these performances take place in a park, they are inherently relaxed performances by nature.
Dates & Times
Between Lower Spadina and Dan Leckie Way