Girl in the Band: Navigating a male dominated music scene

The summer before I moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, was the summer I was a fiddle player in a folk band. I had plans to start at Memorial University’s School of Music in September for violin, something that both excited and terrified me. I was invited to join the band by a workmate, a guy a few years older than I was, someone I was pretty well acquainted with. He had written the outlines for a collection of songs and wanted a full band to jam them with. I was pretty nervous at the first band practice. I was...

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