Digital Folk Festival Episode Four: Instrumental Traditions
Thursday August 6th 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Instrumental Traditions episode is titled: “New Tunes – Building the Tradition” creating new music in the traditional genre. The workshop is made up of 4 innovative musicians: Gerry Strong, Billy Sutton, Graham Wells and Maria Cherwick.
This episode will also feature Benny McCarthy from Ireland, a Bodhrán lesson from Fergus O’Byrne, youth performers and a few surprises!
Gerry Strong is from Little Bay Islands, Notre Dame Bay and grew up between there and nearby Little Bay. In the 1970s Gerry became part of the renewal of interest… Read More
Billy Sutton is an award winning Multi-Instrumentalist/Producer/Recording Engineer from Hr. Grace, NL. He currently resides in St. John’s. His musical ability is evident in the impressive roster of musicians with… Read More
Maria Cherwick is certainly one of the busiest musicians in town! A highly trained classical violinist, she is also an accomplished fiddler who fearlessly (well mostly) tackles jazz, traditional styles… Read More
A multi-instrumentalist and powerful singer of both Newfoundland and Irish traditional songs. Graham was immersed in the traditional music of Newfoundland and Ireland almost from birth and learned his first… Read More
Benny is from Deelish in Co.Waterford. He began his musical voyage at the age of 13 and was mentored by none other than accordion legend Bobby Gardiner. Like most musicians… Read More
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,… Read More
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Fergus emigrated to Canada in 1967 and, while living in Toronto, became a founding member of the Irish folk band, Ryan's Fancy. The group moved to… Read More
Folk music has been part of Aine Waterhouse and Annie Lewis’ lives for as long as they can remember. They have played at Young Folk at the Hall and made… Read More