Anita Best has spent a lifetime exploring, cataloguing and celebrating the rural Newfoundland lifestyle and culture. In the process, she has become one of the province’s most prominent traditional singers and has greatly contributed to the cultural fabric of this province through her talent and passion for traditional folk music.
Justin Burnett joue de la musique un peu bizarre, un peu drôle, pour vous faire sourire et penser. Quand il ne joue pas avec son duo, Ticklish Brother, in est normalement seul sur la scène avec une guitarre et sa voix. Il joue des chansons de Ticklish Brother traduites de l’angais, ses propres chansons écrits en français, et quelques uns de ses reprises favoris.
Matilda and Jasper have both been playing the violin since they were four and the fiddle since they were six with the STEP fiddlers under Christina Smith. Matilda played solo sets on the Neil Murray stage each year since she was seven and Jasper with the STEP fiddlers since he was six. At the 2014 St. John’s Kiwanis Festival Matilda was awarded the Kevin Neary Memorial Award for best ten and under fiddle performance and the Maurice Wilansky Memorial Award for violin and at the 2016 Toronto Kiwanis Festival the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship for Violin Performance. At the 2019 St. John’s Kiwanis Festival she was awarded the Bartellas Family Award for best fiddler and was a Junior Rose Bowl finalist. As a singer she performed in five Best Kind shows and sang the Ode for the 2018 Folk Festival. Both will play the fiddle and guitar and sing.
Luke Mercer has been listening and dancing to music since he was old enough to crawl.
A familiar face at traditional music sessions at O’ Reilly’s Pub and Erin’s Pub, Luke has played at the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, Young Folk at the Hall, George Street Festival, Eastport Accordion Festival and was the opening act for the sold-out High Kings show at Holy Heart Theatre in 2016. He currently plays accordion with the St. Pat’s Dancers and also plays guitar and sings. A student at Music Immersion, Luke has been playing and learning from his instructor Aaron Collis.
A Grade Five student at St. Matthew’s Elementary, Luke is always excited to join a jam session or play for a crowd at any time.
Adrian House (St. Jean) incorpore rock, folk, blues et country dans son style unique, et a été nominée pour 4 prix Music NL dans son carriére. En parlant de son album le plus récent “Love a Man” (2016), The Overcast a loué “l’exploration courageux de l’ampleur de les abilités de l’artiste,” incluant pour son composition en Français “Don Quichotte.” Fred’s Records a dit que l’album est “indispensable pour votre collection de musique.” Après avoir jouer plusieurs concerts partout à St. Jean, Adrian viens juste de completer un tournée de 10 concerts en Nouvelle Écosse, Québec et Ontario, en Février et Mars 2018. Il est en train d’écrire des nouveaux chansons pour un album dans l’automne.
C’est un artiste vraiment spécial que vous ne voulez pas manquez.
Singer-songwriter Adrian House (St. John’s) incorporates rock, folk, blues and country into his unique style, and has received 4 Music NL Award nominations over the years. His most recent album “Love a Man” (2016) was praised for its “courageous exploration of the artist’s breadth of abilities,” (The Overcast) and included a composition in French, “Don Quichotte.” Fred’s Records listed it as a “must have for your music collection,” and the album was selected as “Producer’s Pick” on the East Coast Countdown (Halifax). In February 2018 Adrian completed a 10 show solo tour of Eastern Canada.
Fergus has been involved with the traditional music scene for the past 15+ years and performs regularly on accordion and concertina. Fergus is a member of The Freels and hosts a regular session at O’reilly’s Pub every week.
Fergus est un musician professionnnel depuis 15+ ans. Il joue l’accordion et le concertina. Il est l’animateur d’un ensemble de musique chez O’Reilly’s Pub