A Few Tunes hosted by Rosemary Lawton

Date: February 10th, 2021

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Just a little tune session in the Ship folks! Come out to your local pub for some locally brewed beverages with a backdrop of live traditional tunes humming away in the corner.
Folk Night at the Ship presents songs, stories and tune sessions from the finest Newfoundland artists every Wednesday night! Cover is only $5 (suggested donation) and the shows start at 9 pm sharp, guaranteed!
The Ship is at less than half capacity and is doing all the safety protocols right so feel free to pop out for a casual hour or two and enjoy a bit of live music.
This event is sponsored by Fred’s Records, Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, O’Brien’s Music Inc., Food For Thought, The Travel Bug, The Bee’s Knees, The Ship Pub, and Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.
You can always find artist bios, upcoming events and ways to donate or support us at www.nlfolk.com.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts NL.

 

Rosemary Lawton

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Rosemary is an award-winning Newfoundland traditional artist, with formal training in classical violin and has completed her degree in Music Education. She is a passionate advocate of women’s issues and champions the advancement of women in the music industry through her work.

Rosemary is helping to preserve Newfoundland’s rich tradition by collecting, recording, and performing Newfoundland traditional music. In her new albums “Untamed,” “Fierce,” and her brand new song book “Resilience,” Rosemary Lawton explores traditional Newfoundland and Labrador songs that focus on tales of empowering women. These songs prove that people hundreds of years ago imagined women breaking boundaries, and leaving behind the gender norms of the time. At the time, these songs acted as wishes for the future. Now they are windows to the past yet they are still relevant today. These songs are culturally and historically relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador’s past and need to be shared with this new generation of Newfoundlanders.

Her music is a hybrid of both classical and traditional genres.  There is an underlying hint of classical influence in her unique arrangements of both traditional songs and her original compositions. Her voice is reminiscent of the high soprano Celtic singing of Ireland but with a punch.