Sensory-Accessible Concerts – Mi’kmaw Moons

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Sensory-Accessible Concerts – Mi’kmaw Moons

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A magical afternoon of stories and songs with Mi’kmaw storyteller Cathy LeBlanc, guitarist/vocalist Anna Plaskett, and pianist Jennifer King

Join us for a magical Sensory-Accessible Concerts season finale of stories and songs featuring Mi’kmaw storyteller Cathy LeBlanc, guitarist and vocalist Anna Plaskett, and our host and pianist Jennifer King. Explore the rich traditions of Mi’kma’ki as Cathy, co-author of “Mi’kmaw Moons: The Seasons in Mi’kma’ki,” guides us through the ecological and celestial cycles of the Mi’kmaw moons using a Two-Eyed Seeing approach. Listen to the stories of moons like Penatmuiku’s (Birds Laying Eggs Time), Sqoljuiku’s (Frogs Croaking Time), and Nipniku’s (Trees Fully Leafed Time.) This all-ages program features lots of music including classical pieces like Claude Debussy’s “Clair de lune” and Ottorino Respighi’s “Notturno” from his 1905 collection “Sei Pezzi,” alongside lively and beloved songs such as “Fireflies” by Laurie Berkner, the cheerful “Red Red Robin” by Harry Woods, the soothing “Little Birds” by Bob Marley, and Stephanie Leavell’s enchanting “Sparkly Stars & the Big Calm Moon.” Free of charge, sensory-friendly, and inclusive, this concert is a celebration of the full moon and the seasonal transitions as Mi’kma’ki moves from spring into summer, merging profound stories embedded in the natural world with a delightful musical journey and an exploration of the rich history and astronomy of Indigenous timekeeping.

We are grateful for the support of this program from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, the Craig Foundation, Wilsons, the Cecilia Concerts Season Sponsor Jules Chamberlain/Red Door Realty, and our presenting partner the Halifax Central Library. We appreciate the gifts from the many individual donors who support this important initiative.


Paul O’Regan Hall
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9 Canada