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Volume 18

April, 2013

TTT’s 7th Annual Festival Norris Point, Newfoundland May 17—26, 2013

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KATHLEEN WINTER

was born in the north of England and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador. Winter began her career as a script writer for Sesame Street before becoming a columnist for The Telegram in St. John's. Her debut short story collection, boYs, was published in 2007 and won that year's Winterset Award. Her novel Annabel was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards. It held the distinction of being the only novel to make the short list of all three awards.

www.kathleenwinter.livejournal.com

Performances: Chanterelles Restaurant—Wed., May 22nd, Town Hall—Fri., May 24th, Neddies Hr. Inn—Sat., May 25th

AMELIA CURRAN

Barricade (2000) Trip Down Little Road (2001) Lullabies for Barflies (2002) War Brides (2006) Hunter, Hunter (2009) Spectators (2012)

is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was born in St. John's, NL and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The National Post describes her music as “a bit like Leonard Cohen being channeled in a dusty saloon by Patsy Cline.”

www.ameliacurran.com

Curran started playing guitar and writing songs as a teenager and eventually dropped out of university in order to busk on the streets of St. John’s. That led to her first album release in 2000, and since then she has released four more collecting a Juno Award, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and six ECMA Nominations along the way. Performances: Town Hall—Fri., May 17th Town Hall—Sat., May 18th BBMS—Sun., May 19th THE SPINNEY BROTHERS From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Spinney Brothers are comprised of Allan Spinney , Rick Spinney, Gary Dalrymple and Darryl Hebb. Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound.

The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the sound of traditional, southern-flavoured bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, which draws from various sources, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present. The Spinney Brothers believe in the freshness and excitement of traditional bluegrass music. Brother duet singing, backed by supportive and complementary instrumentation, is the foundation of their tasteful and recognizable sound. Give a listen, and you are sure to be entertained. Performances:

Town Hall—Sat., May 18th Town Hall—Sun., May 19th BBMS—Mon. May 20th

www.spinneybrothers.com


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MAHERS BAHERS was concocted in 1998 during a session one Saturday evening at the infamous Ship Inn in St. John's. Frank, Jean, Christina and Rick had played together a few times at the folk club and decided that "Mahers Bahers" was slightly better and somewhat sweeter than "Frank Maher and his Dewdrops". Their repertoire draws heavily from items extracted from the deep dark recesses of Frank's brain, a wondrous organ containing very bad puns, essence of Guinness and a cornucopia of visions that defy description (watch out for the bats!). Performances: Town Hall— Sat., May 18th Bontours— Sun. May 19th Lions Den—Sun. May 19th www.seeitnow.ca/mahersbahers

MEET THE MEMBERS OF MAHERS BAHERS CHRISTINA SMITH

Christina has been playing music since her childhood in Corner Brook, NL. An accomplished classical celloist and violinist, she is best known for her work in traditional folk music. She has backed up Newfoundland's best known musicians, including Emile Benoit, Buddy Wasisname, the Irish Descendants, Jean Hewson, Jim Payne, Fergus O'Byrne, and Ron Hynes. She is featured on a solo CD, Fiddle Me This, and the duo albums Like Ducks! and August Gale. Christine is the founder and director of the STEP Fiddlers, who have been performing and recording Newfoundland tunes since 1982. She authored two volumes of an educational publication, Inshore Fiddling,

Volume One and Two. Extra Performance: Town Hall Fri., May 17th

FRANK MAHER

Frank played music with all the great Newfoundland musicians including Emile Benoit, Rufus Guinchard, John White, Andy Oliver, Billy Boyles, and Art Stoyles. He was part of several groups including the Quidi Vidi Minstrels and the NL Kitchen Band and was a tremendous source of music for the new generation of Newfoundland groups such as Figgy Duff, Red Island, Tickle Harbour, and Christina and Jean. Frank was given The Ernie King Tradition Bearer Award at the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the St. John's Folk Arts Council at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in St. John's in 2003. Frank was also named as a Stompin' Tom Connors Award Winner by the East Coast Music Association in 2007.

RICK WEST

Living in Newfoundland for over a decade had given Rick an appreciation for traditional instrumental music. He bought a bodhran, and shortly thereafter, he and some of his co-workers at Forestry Canada formed a little folk group called Snotty Var. Besides the Mahers Bahers album, Mahervelous!, Rick has played on several other albums including those by AllIreland Uilleann piper Eamonn Dillon, flautist Erin Cassidy, Atlantic Union, The Step Fiddlers, Dave Penny, and Jean Hewson & Christina Smith. With Frank Maher and usually with Jean and Christina, he has appeared on various televisual feasts.

JEAN HEWSON

In 1982 Jean formed 'Barkin Kettle' and played in several Canadian Festivals. In 1983 she backed up Rufus Guinchard at the Hangashore Festival in Corner Brook. Jean met up with Christina at a STEP Fiddlers benefit in 1983 and the two have played and recorded together ever since. In 1995 they teamed up with Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne to form 'Sweet Absalone'. In addition to her commitment to MAHERS BAHERS, Jean teaches fifty students, is developing her own music company (Black Cat Music), tours with Christina, and is also a board member of the Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as a Past-President and Program Director of the Folk Arts Society (formerly the St. John's Folk Arts Council). Extra Performance: Town Hall Fri., May 17th


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MENA LODGE was born and raised in Corner Brook. She is a singer songwriter who has shared her talents through concerts, television, movies, clubs, churches and even a ferry ride or two. Mena believes music can take you anywhere you want to go. In 2010 and 2011 she performed as a solo artist at Trails, Tales and Tunes and is back again this year as part of a country classic band. Mena’s vocal range adds a dynamic to all of her performances, including those with her cover band “Shacktown,” playing hits from classic country, rock and pop. She’s all about the music! Performance: Town Hall—Sun., May 19th

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