Folk Fest

The Dardanelles

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Armed with a love of jigs, reels and ballads honoured in Newfoundland and an energy found more often in 3 piece punk rock bands than 5 piece folk acts, their accordions, fiddle and talent have shaken national festivals including Winnipeg, Mariposa, and Vancouver. Still in
their twenties, they’ve intuitively become the keepers of songs we love and have sought out
tunes that may have otherwise been lost to the culture forever. The Dardanelles are a new
breed of folk musician with a wide sense of the world, out to show that Newfoundland traditional music is alive, vibrant, and powerful.