Book on mouth music shortlisted for ECLA

Reeling RoostersCongratulations Heather Sparling, whose recent book on Celtic mouth music has been shortlisted for an East Coast Literary award.

The Evelyn Richardson Non-fiction award is presented annually by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia.

Launched in Scotland in October, Reeling Roosters & Dancing Ducks: Celtic Mouth Music, brings together years of Sparling’s research about puirt-a-beul – the Scottish Gaelic term for mouth music.

The East Coast Literary Awards will take place June 6, in Halifax. Prior to the awards, Dr. Sparling will participate in a panel discussion in Wolfville on June 4.

Dr. Sparling is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Canada Research Chair in Musical Traditions at Cape Breton University.

Posted by Mike Hunter on May 4, 2015