Digital Folk Festival Episode Seven: Sherman Downey
Date: Thursday August 27th
Welcome to the Episode Seven for the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival 2020 Digital Edition, presented by Equinor.
This episode is the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, including a tribute from local musicians and a performance from Sherman Downey.
A multi-instrumentalist and singer from Appleton, Newfoundland, Aaron Collis is best known as one of the finest exponents of the island’s rich tradition of button accordion playing. His virtuosity, as well as his repertoire of music unique to Central and Northeastern Newfoundland, have quickly garnered him a reputation as one of the province’s outstanding interpreters of traditional music. Aaron has brought the music of his home province to stages throughout North America, the U.K, Ireland, Australia, and the Caribbean as a member of the award-winning bands Rum Ragged and The Dardanelles.