Folkus – May 8 Episode

We’re very pleased to have a new show on VOCM called “Folkus” where we celebrate our forty years of Folk Festivals. You can listen to our first episode below. It’s in

Traditional Music Session hosted by Stacey Seward!

The session for the month of May is hosted by the ever fashionable, fleet of flute and wild woman of the whistle, Stacey Seward!

Maria Cherwick Session

The merry month of May kickoff on May 4th is hosted by Maria Cherwick of the Kubasonics.

Frank was a tremendous source of music for the new generation of Newfoundland groups such as Figgy Duff, Red Island, Tickle Harbour, and Christina Smith and Jean Hewson.

Rebecca (Becky) Bennett is best known for her extensive repertoire as a traditional singer.

Gerald favours songs with a story, even if, as he admits, some of them are fairly long.

Mayhemingway Hosts Folk Night!

To kick on June the members of Mayhemingway will host Folk Night on June 1st.

Ray Walsh

Ray Walsh has been playing traditional music in Newfoundland for almost as long as he can remember. As a young man, Ray was a featured performer on CBC Television's All around the Circle from 1964 until 1975.

Mrs. Clara Belle Fennelly

Mrs. Fennelly is known by all up and down the Southern Shore, she has provided music for square dances, garden parties, concerts, weddings, and events for more than eighty years.

Anita Best

Anita has been involved with the Folk Arts Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for 37 years as a director, volunteer, president and performer.

Gerald Mitchell was referred to as "The Labrador Balladeer", and perhaps could have been called the Woody Guthrie or Pete Seeger of the Big Land.

As a singer, musician and educator, Fergus O'Byrne has been a major part of the musical landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador for 45 years.

Dr. Peter Narvaez is a singer/songwriter, a respected blues musician, an educator, writer, researcher and dedicated community volunteer.