Welcome to “Musicians of the Midnight Sun”! This website is a collection of audio/transcribed interviews and visual media, profiling some of the music makers from the Northwest Territories, (NWT) from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, a time of cultural and musical revolution not only in North America but around the world. The insights contained in the following interviews document how the time and influence of these revolutions resonated with these popular and traditional musicians of northern Canada.
The “Musicians of the Midnight Sun” website is designed to be a vessel for the stories and photographs where the musical lives and stories of northern musicians of this time can be documented, easily accessed and most importantly, celebrated. Your suggestions of other northern musicians you would like to see profiled here are welcome. If you would like to contribute stories, photos, audio or video recordings of these musicians to this website or see any errors in need of correction, please send a note on the contact page.
These stories are pure Canadiana, a chapter of our country’s musical heritage yet unheard. “Musicians of the Midnight Sun” sincerely hopes you enjoy your visit to this website!