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Volume 21

February 2014

TTT’s 8th Annual Festival Norris Point, Newfoundland

May 16th—25th, 2014 The TTT Official Opening will feature

Sultans Of String Sultans of String is an instrumental music group based in Toronto, Ontario, combining elements of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsyjazz. The group's leader, Chris McKhool, a wellknown Canadian musician, has received numerous awards for his work. The attending performers are:  Chris McKhool - six-stringed violin  Kevin Laliberté - flamenco guitar  Drew Birston - bass Their recent Awards include: •2013 Folk Music Ontario-- Songs of the Heart Winner •2013 Festivals & Events--Performer of The Year •2013 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for bandleader Chris McKhool •2013 SiriusXM Canadian Indie Awards Nominee -- World Group of the Year Performances:

Michael Fracasso

Fri. May 16th, Official Opening—7:30 P.M. Sun. May 18th Bontours Cruise—11:00 A.M. Sun. May 18th Town Hall—8:00 P.M.

Doing double duty as a guest chef and a performer, Michael Fracasso is a singersongwriter based in Austin, Texas. His music spans country and rock as he sings in a high tenor that evokes the "high lonesome" sound of early country. He was a regular performer at the Cornelia Street Cafe's Monday night songwriter workshops in the early 1980s. He has released six albums/CDs in the past four decades. A Pocketful of Rain, Retrospective, Back To Oklahoma, World in a Drop Of Water, When I Lived in the Wild and Love & Trust. In the 50 years since he heard the Beatles, not a day has gone by that Fracasso hasn’t thought about making music, and these days, he’s thinking about food as much as songs. Performances: Fri. May 16th, Official Opening—7:30 P.M. Sat. May 17th Guest Chef—Chanterelles Restaurant—5:30 P.M. Sun. May 18th BBMS—2:30 P.M. Sun. May 18th Guest Chef—Chanterelles Restaurant —5:30 P.M. Mon. May 19th Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse—10:00 A.M.

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Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Kevin Major was born and raised in Stephenville, and later moved to St. John's. He writes for both young people and adults, including fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and plays. His early novels are known for exploring issues of adolescence and the family. They were usually set on the Island of Newfoundland. He is the author of fifteen books, many of them awardwinning. His work has been translated into several languages. Major has adapted four of his books for the stage: Hold Fast, Far From Shore, No Man’s Land, and As Near to Heaven by Sea.

Hailing from PEI, The Rhythm Boys' exhilarating live show has drawn international attention. They were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for their outstanding performance. Tom Power, host of CBC Radio's Deep Roots, recently called them his "Best Discovery Band" at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. The group toured the United Kingdom three times last year, including performing on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival. Over the course of fifteen tracks, Pickin' n Clickin', their new album, offers up rockabilly-inspired rhythms and of course, MacKeeman's perfectly-executed fiddle work. There's upbeat reels and weighted laments.

Hold Fast, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature, has now been made into a movie which was released October, 2013. Performances: Sat. May 17th Hold Fast (Movie)–BBMS 4:30 P.M. Sat May 17th Town Hall—8:00 P.M. Sun May 18th James Humber Heritage Walk—10:00 A.M.

Performances: Fri May 23rd Town Hall—8:00 P.M. Sat May 24th Town Hall—8:00 P.M.

Mary Fearon has been performing professionally since 1997. During that time, she has performed at a variety of festivals, schools and other events both in Newfoundland & Labrador and Australia. She has run storytelling workshops over the past 8 years for teachers, early childhood educators, professionals working with families and the general public. She is an active member of the St. John's Storytelling Circle, a member of Storytellers of Canada and sits on the board for the St. John's Storytelling Festival. She has a particular interest in traditional Newfoundland material and was inspired a few years ago to co-develop the book Over The Big Fat Waves: A Collection Of Newfoundland & Labrador Rhymes, Songs and Language Games. Performances: Sun May 18th KOA Campground—4:00 P.M. Sun May 18th Town Hall—8:00 P.M.


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Russell deCarle is no stranger to awards and accolades. During his career with Prairie Oyster, the 2008 CCMA Hall of Honour inductees have racked up an impressive list of JUNO and Canadian Country Music Awards, gold and platinum selling records and number one singles. As a songwriter, deCarle has also been honoured with two SOCAN Song of the Year Awards, once in 1994, for Prairie Oyster’s first number one single, Such A Lonely One, and then again in 2008, for One Way Track, his co-write with Canadian folk legend, Willie P. Bennett.

Recorded over the course of 2008-2009 and freshly released in October 2010, Under the Big Big Sky is more than just a confident, compelling exploration of deCarle’s singular voice as a songwriter. It’s an unflinching reflection of where he lives musically and literally, a celebration of the music and musicians who began to influence him long before he began his career forty years ago, and a gathering of his closest and dearest musical friends. Performances: Thurs May 22nd BBMS— 9:30 P.M. Fri May 23rd Town Hall—8:00 P.M. Sat May 24th SOCAN Session BBMS—3:00 P.M. Sun May 25th Town Hall—8:00 P.M.

Quoting Russell deCarle, “I’m a music lover first and foremost – a product of all the stuff I’ve ever listened to – and my tastes are very broad. To me this is a torchy, bluesy record more than anything else. It’s certainly a product of where I came from musically.”

Michael Jerome Browne was born in South Bend, Indiana and is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music. He was:

Richard Neville Richard Neville is a singer/songwriter who hails from the coastal Labrador community of Black Tickle. Richard writes and performs songs inspired mostly by the people, culture, and history of Labrador. He is also an accomplished guitarist who has accompanied Labrador’s Harry Martin over the years and joined him on his awardwinning recordings. He can also be found on many other CD’s as a guitarist and vocalist. Richard released his first album of original songs, Old Souls, in August of 2011. Performance: Mon. May 19th BBMS Labrador Night—8:00 P.M.

 Canadian Folk Music Awards Solo Artist of the Year 2012 & 2008, Maple Blues Acoustic Artist Award Winner,  Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist,  Three time Juno Award Nominee in both the roots and blues categories. Michael is one of the finest musicians who is well-versed in so many interrelated genres when it comes to roots, Americana, blues, and Cajun, you name it.

Performances: Sat. May 17th Town Hall—8:00 P.M. Sun May 18th SOCAN, BBMS—2:30 P.M.

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TOWN HALL MAIN STAGE EVENTS CONCERT SCHEDULE Admission by Cash Donation at the Door Friday,

May 16 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Official Opening Host: Fred Sheppard – Salute to World Heritage Sites Entertainment: Daniel and Stephanie Payne, Sultans of String, Mike McDonald, Michael Fracasso

Saturday, May 17 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Host: Anita Best Entertainment: Jeff Quilty, Michael Jerome Browne, Kevin Major , Photo taken James W. Humber Duane Andrews andfrom Craig Young, NickTrail Earle Sunday, May 18 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Host: Zach Sacrey Entertainment: Gordon Cormier , Sherman Downey Trio, Mary Fearon, Nick Earle and Joseph Coffin, Sultans of String Monday, May 19 3:00 pm—5:00 pm Young Performers Showcase Host: Mike McDonald Entertainment: Zoey Dwyer, Elizabeth Clarke, Emma Peckford, Harrison Vallis, Nick Earle & Joseph Coffin, others TBA Tuesday, May 20 8:00 pm—9:30 pm Gospel Concert Host: TBA Entertainment: TBA Friday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Host: Wayne Parsons Entertainment: Kathy Best & Gary Pardy, Dave Shears and Mark Genge, Susan Kent , Russell deCarle (of Prairie Oyster), Gordie McKeeman & His Rhythm Boys Saturday, May 24 8:00 pm—10:00 pm Host: Shirley Montague Entertainment: Jazette, The Benoits, Dawn Whitwell, Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys Sunday, May 25 8:00 pm—10:00 pm Closing Concert Host: Patricia Dawe Entertainment: Kevin Hamilton, Johnnie and Angie Payne , Dave Paddon, Russell deCarle (of Prairie Oyster), The Catch


2014 Trails Tales & Tunes Members Director/Manager

Shirley Montague


Pat Dawe

Vice Chairperson/outdoor

Bettina Lori

2nd ViceChairperson/volunteer Meta Kennedy Treasurer, Marketing

Pat Delaney

Youth Coordinator

Allison Eaton

Council Rep

Reg Mudge


Sue Rendell


Stephanie Pittman


Anita Best

Social Media

Ian Stone

Parks Canada

Danny Major


Bob Hicks

For Ticket Sales & General Calls — 458-3604

is a retired radio and television journalist who hails from North West River. Dear Everybody, released by Boulder Publications, is the remarkable true story of Barbara Mundy Groves, a New York socialite from a wealthy family who, in 1944, came to Northwest River to volunteer at the local Grenfell Mission. Using the mountains of diaries and letters that the late Groves left behind, Budgell was able to craft the incredible tale of a New Yorker who transformed into a true Labrador woman. Anne Budgell worked in Newfoundland and Labrador for 34 years with CBC as a journalist in radio and television. She also wrote The Labrador Trapper’s Tilt which was published in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies. Performance: Mon May 19th—BBMS , Tales & Tunes from Labrador— 8:00 P.M.

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