Digital Folk Festival Episode Seven: Sherman Downey & Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday August 27th 8:30 PM - 7:00 AM
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 to Baxter Wareham, including a tribute from local musicians and a set from Sherman Downey.
Baxter Wareham comes from Harbour Buffett in Placentia Bay and Baxter’s music is Placentia Bay music. His tunes, songs and stories are imbued and performed with the spirit of the… Read More
With infectious melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and a story to tell, Sherman Downey presents his craft with a charm and poignancy that leaves a lasting impression. After releasing his 2009 debut… Read More
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… Read More
While pursuing separate solo careers, Sandy and Anita have been performing together sporadically since 1969. Their repertoire contains traditional folk material and contemporary folk material in several languages. Sandy is… Read More
A professional musician since 1975, Kelly has been a member of landmark groups Figgy Duff, The Wonderful Grand Band, The Plankerdown Band, Bristol’s Hope, Kelly Russell & The Planks and… Read More
For the past 30 years, Jean Hewson (guitar & vocals) and Christina Smith (fiddle and cello) have been performing the traditional songs, ballads, and dance tunes of Newfoundland and Labrador… Read More
William is a fun-loving 7 year old boy who enjoys jamming out to his favourite traditional tunes at old fashioned kitchen parties, on stage with his favourite musicians or with… Read More
Shana and Dillon Brown are teen musicians that have been performing from a very young age. Formerly known as Shillon, this solid musical duo have been recognized as outstanding vocal… Read More