Main Act: Ennis Sisters (NL)
Born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes, the Ennis Sisters (Maureen, Teresa and Karen) grew up listening to Newfoundland radio when their parents weren't making music of their own. They returned to their roots with their album Stages after having picked up JUNO and SOCAN Awards, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and other honours along the way. Maureen says in explaining how their music and homeland come together: "we identify very strongly with coming from an island in the middle of the North Atlantic. There is definitely a ruggedness and a tenacity that comes with being from Newfoundland". Close your eyes and let their buttery harmonies transport you to the Rock.
First Up: Ian Foster (NL)
Newfoundland native Ian Foster spins distinctively Canadian yarns rooted in history, his home and a sense of place. Thoughtful, introspective, cinematic, atmospheric, and cathartic, he has numerous awards, nominations and co-writes to his credit, including SOCAN Songwriter of the Year nominations. The subtle beauty and soundscapes of Sleeper Years (2017) attest to an artist who is at the peak of his powers.
Tickets $30 (service fees apply)
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