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Chris Andrews - By The Hush
Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews, one of the lead vocalists of Shanneyganock and The Government Rams, has recorded a solo CD which truly shows off his outstanding voice. By The Hush features two songs written and sung by Chris: “Like To Be” and “Why”. As well, he delivers exceptional performances on the ballads and traditional tunes that are his personal favourites.

As a bonus, Chris has included his version of the Gerry Rafferty favourite “Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway” which was recorded by Shanneyganock especially for the first Homebrew CD.

Other selections featured on the CD are: Dimming Of The Day • Harbour LeCou • Matt Hyland • Moon Upon The Left • Fare Thee Well Enniskillen • The Land God Gave To Cain • By The Hush.

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Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock - Newfoundland
Newfoundland

Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock began as a duo performing to the accolades of many on board the tour schooner the Scademia. Their popularity as entertainers prompted them to record an album to sell to the many tourists who asked for a recording by them. This gig moved from the boat to the clubs as they became favourites among the downtown set. Andrews & Hiscock had started what we know today as the best live band in Newfoundland... Shanneyganock. This CD shows us their beginnings.

Selections on the CD include: Newfoundland • A Feed Of Duff • The Diamond • Shores Of America • The Old Polina • After Hours At Erin’s • Mikey’s Song • Looking Back • I’se Da Bye • Seven Deadly Sins • The Irish Miner • Beid Ril Againn.

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Rik Barron - Shine
Rik Rabbon

This, folks, is as close as yer gonna get to a Waylon Jennings kids' album. Newfoundland folk and roots music veteran Rik Barron uses his considerable talents to create Shine, a wonderfully rustic album for children. Barron's quavering baritone is very reminiscent of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and his quiet, almost conversational delivery fits his material perfectly.

Barron's choice of cover songs adds to Shine's quality: Butch Hancock's "My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own," Iris DeMent's "Let the Mystery Be," Duncan Wells' "Shine," the Jimmie Davis classic "Nobody's Darlin but Mine," and a traditional tune made popular by Raffi, "To Everyone in All the World." Like Barron's liner notes say, this isn't a party album: gather the family 'round and listen to this one around the fireplace or out on the front porch.

Rik Barron’s “Shine” CD was nominated for a National Folk Music Award.

CD Seletions: Shine, Calliope, Azalea Waltz, Bring Me Little Water Sylvie, My Mind’s Got A Mind Of It’s Own, Suzuka Lullaby, To Everyone In All The World, Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine, Let The Mystery Be, Sweethearts, Sleepy Town

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D'Arcy Broderick - by request
by request

D’Arcy Broderick, who is considered as one of the best fiddle players in Newfoundland and Labrador is also one of the finest ballad singers in the province today.

by request is D’Arcy’s first solo recording but definitely not his first recording, as he has been in many bands over the years ranging from The Irish Descendants, and currently The Fables and Middle Tickle. D’Arcy’s renditions of the classic songs “Streets of New York”, “Cliffs of Baccalieu”, “Shores of Americay” and “Nancy Spain” as well as “Daisy a Day” prove that he is indeed a superb balladeer.

“by request” also features incredible fiddle playing from D’Arcy. As well D’Arcy co produced and played most of the instruments on the CD.

Selections on the CD include: Saint Brendan's Voyage • The Galtee Mountain Boy • New Mown Hay • Streets Of New York • Phil The Fluthers Ball • Cliffs Of Baccalieu • Jigs: Dr. Keiley-O/Whe're you goin' me silly old man/ Kerry Slide • Black Gold • Shores of Amerikay • Nancy Spain • Daisy A Day • Reels: The leaky roof/Fiddles on the wall.

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Ed Cadigan - Along The Way
Along The Way

Ed Cadigan was born on July 20, 1948, St. John's NL. and grew up in the east end of the city. Logy Bay was also large part of his life since childhood; He now lives there. His father came from Logy Bay and as a child he spent every moment he could at his grand parents home in Logy Bay. Music was always present when he was growing up; whether it was listing to his Grandmother singing McNulty Family tunes or listing to his own mom and dad singing at home.

He always loved singing but never sang in public until he was forty years old when he joined The Concert Crowd; a performing arts group in Logy Bay, Middle Cove, Outer Cove. Shortly after he started to learn to play guitar and started to write songs. Song writing is a love for him. He said; “ It is so satisfying to tell a story or convey a feeling and then be able to perform the song and see people react the same way that I feel; then you know, I did it right. “

He has had a lot of encouragement from family and friends to record his songs but he kept putting it off for one reason or another. Last July he turned sixty-four. He figured, “ I better do it now. “

Selections On The CD: Boyhood Dreams, I’ll Forgive & I’ll Try To Forget, I Vow To You My Sweetheart, Town Of My Childhood, May Your Heart Always Hear The Song I’m Singin’, The Old Fiddle, In This Moment Of A Lifetime, Granddaddy’s Knee, Treasures, Remember Me, Island Lullaby, The Minstrel, Whisper On The Wind, Sea Of Roses, Michael.

The Celtic Connection - Calvert's Dream
Calvert's Dream

The Celtic Connection hail from the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula, where the Irish heritage and the Irish brogue is as pure - or some say even purer - than what still exists in Ireland today. The Celtic Connection is one of the finest bands to come out of the Newfoundland Celtic genre and are a cornerstone of contemporary Irish/Newfoundland music. With their self-titled release Celtic Connection having achieved sales exceeding the 20,000 mark, Celtic Connection fans will eagerly embrace the band's debut classic, Calvert’s Dream.

Shores of Newfoundland / Traveler’s Reel • Brennan on the Moor / The Bullet Jig • Now I’m Easy • McRory • Last Shanty • Calvert’s Dream • Molly Bawn • Risin’ of the Moon • Leavin’ London • Ordinary Man • Roddy McCorley • Song For Ireland.

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The Celtic Connection - Forever
Forever

Forever, the second release for The Celtic Connection, expanded the repertoire of the band and moved them away from the predominantly Irish selections on their first release Calvert’s Dream. The band developed their stage show and, with the more upbeat songs, gained a very loyal fan base which continues to grow with every show.

Right All Right • Seasons of a Sailor • Alone By Your Side • Fogarty’s Cove • Heart of Gold • Brand New Song • Our Station • Newfoundland Forever • Brigid Flynn • Last Thing on My Mind • The Eviction.

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The Celtic Connection - Celtic Connection
Celtic Connection

The Celtic Connection is the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow above Atlantic Canada. Together, they take Irish rebel tunes, jigs, reels, heart-wrenching ballads, and some of the best music from Newfoundland on the road across Canada. The Celtic Connection has become a cornerstone of contemporary Irish/Newfoundland music, and this CD has achieved sales exceeding the 20,000 mark.

This CD includes the very much sought-after dance version of “Peter Street”.

Sixteen For Awhile • Tim Finnegan’s Wake • Tyree Love Song • South Australia • Stay • The Piccadilly Sand Farewell • Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor • The Circle • Badger Drive • Not Too Good With Names • Greenland Whale Fishery • How Come • Time Stands Still • Raise The Roof • Peter Street.

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The Celtic Connection - Best Of... 10 Years Together
Best Of

The Celtic Connection celebrate 10 years together with a Best Of... collection that is sure to please their current fans and create new ones. It’s hard to believe that ten years has passed since the band first performed at a folk festival on the Southern Shore. There have been many miles logged as the band has played from coast to coast across Canada and also traveled worldwide (as far as Tokyo), performing Irish rebel tunes, jigs, reels, heart-wrenching ballads and some of the best music from Newfoundland. The Celtic Connection has become a cornerstone of contemporary Irish/Newfoundland music.

Best Of... 10 Years Together is made up of the most requested songs that the fans expect when they go to a live show to see the band perform. This CD features 18 songs, 16 of which were taken from the band's recordings (Calvert’s Dream, Forever, Celtic Connection and Higher). This package includes two newly recorded songs that have been very popular at live shows: “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Haul Her Along”.

Sixteen For Awhile • Brennan On The Moor • South Australia • The Circle • Stay • Flowers • Haul Her Along • Brand New Song • The Last Shanty • Greenland Whale Fishery • My Angel • Our Station • Right All Right • Brown Eyed Girl • Raise The Roof • McRory • Tim Finnegan's Wake • Peter Street (Dance Mix).

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The Celtic Connection - Best Of Irish Newfoundland Favourites
Best Of

The Best Of Irish Newfoundland Favourites is made up of the most requested songs that the fans expect when they go to a live show to see the band perform. Their family roots, being from the Southern Shore are Irish and the repetoire is made up of both Irish and Newfoundland songs that they have been singing all their lives.

This CD features 18 songs, taken from the bands recordings (Calvert’s Dream, Forever, Celtic Connection and Higher).

CD Selections: Shores Of Newfoundland/Traveller’s Reel, Molly Bawn, Roddy McCorley, Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor, Calvert’s Dream, Why Didn’t You Say So Before, Badger Drive, Song For Ireland, The Kelligrew’s Soiree, Risin’ Of The Moon, The Piccadilly Sand Farewell, Newfoundland Forever, Alone By Your Side, Brennan On The Moor, Brigid Flynn, The Nite Visit, A Woman’s Heart, Tyree Love Song

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Best Of The Rest - The Celtic Connection
Best Of The Rest

The Celtic Connection celebrate almost 20 years performing together with a Best Of.. Collection that is sure to please their fans and also make new fans for the band. It’s hard to believe that almost twenty years has passed since the band first performed at a folk festival on the Southern Shore. There have been many miles logged as the band has played from coast to coast across Canada and also traveled worldwide (as far as Tokyo) bringing their Irish rebel tunes, their jigs, reels and heart wrenching ballads along with some of the best music from Newfoundland. The Celtic Connection has become a cornerstone of Contemporary Irish/Newfoundland music.

This release “Best of the Rest” is made up of the requested songs that the fans expect when they go to a live show to see the band perform. This CD features 19 songs, 17 of which were taken from the bands recordings (Calvert’s Dream, Forever, Celtic Connection and Higher).There are two songs “A Children’s Winter” which appeared on “The Christmas Wish” CD and “Peter Street Club Mix” which was recorded for a special bonus CD that was available as a limited pressing with their “Celtic Connection - Celtic Connection” CD

The Celtic Connection have achieved sales exceeding 100,000 of their recordings and Celtic Connection fans will eagerly embrace the release of this classic collection of their “Best of the Rest”.

Selections on the CD include: Not Too Good With Names, Leavin’ London, The Last Shanty, Seasons Of A Sailor, Last Thing On My Mind, Heart Of Gold, Time Stands Still, How Come, The Sociable Song, Now I’m Easy, A Children’s, Winter, Fogarty’s Cove, Freedom, Apologies, Leaving Tomorrow, Ordinary Man, Marigold Smile, The Eviction, Peter Street (Club Mix)

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The Clancey's - Songs To Sing
Songs To Sing

The Clancey's Songs to Sing features some of the most requested and well known Irish favourites of all time. This album is a classic among fans of the classic Irish sing-along.

The Fields of Athenry • Danny Boy • The Galway Shawl • Dirty Old Town • The Streets of London • Nancy Whisky • The Orange and the Green • Maggie • I'll Tell Me Ma • Irish Medley.

Also available on cassette.

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The Cobblestones - Down East Boy
Down East Boy

CD Selections: Down East Boy, The Isle Of Baccalieu, Got To Get Away, Whitehorse (Here I Am), Life Is like A Pony Ride, Captain Joe, Train station, My Grandfather & Me, Uncle Keel’s Reel, Each Day, This Island

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The Cobblestones - Up She Goes
Up She Goes

CD Selections: Feet of a Dancer, Heave Out, Me Boys!, Andrea Gail, The Goodwater Jigs, September Sky, Spirit of Newfoundland, Alie's Rose/Sean indawn, Up She Goes, I Don't Need This

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Kevin Collins - Home Again
Home Again

Two and a half years in the making, this is Kevin's 16th cd, his accomplishments have been many, and varied. Produced with some of the best musicians in North America, Kevin is keeping great musical company.

This 15 song cd contains songs that fans have been asking Kevin to sing for years, a mixture of music that will please a variety of people, Irish, Newfoundland, Country, Rock and Roll, and Gospel.

The self-written title track, "Home Again" was inspired by many people while working in the Alberta oil patch. Working in Alberta made me realize that not only Newfoundlanders, but people across the whole country are making the same sacrifices for their families. I spent enough time in Alberta to understand and experience first-hand what these workers go through, to provide for their families while sacrificing their very lives to do so. I have great respect for you all!! I really appreciate the great province of Alberta and the opportunities afforded to all of us.

Having released 2 DVD's and 15 CD's previously, Kevin Collins continues to be one of the most consistent independent artist in the music industry today.

Selections On The CD: The Galway Girl, Home Again, Ring of Fire, The Orphan Train, The Old Dungarvan Oak, Will You be My One and Only, Sing the Blues to Daddy, Thank you Lord, Just Look Who Came Today, Honky Tonk Man, We're Gonna' Be Alright, Be My Guest, The Green Fields of Ireland, Big Shoes, Time.

Kevin Collins - Just Call My Name
Just Call My Name
“Just Call My Name” the newest CD from Kevin Collins was worth the wait. His newest collection of songs is sure to satisfy his longtime fans and also garner new fans. With Kevin’s sweet voice, some old standards are given new life and surely radio will embrace his renditions as well as give extensive airplay to “Reality Shows”, a song penned by Kevin for this CD. Kevin Collins music keeps getting better, and by early reviews he may just have his best CD to date in this one! Backed by some of the best studio musicians in Canada, Kevin's music comes to life! Having released 2 DVD's and 14 CD's previously, Kevin Collins continues to be one of the most consistent independent artist in the music industry today. This CD will be supported by radio, advertising, performances, and print. In 2006, Kevin signed with "Rosette Records" of Europe, they have now released a CD entitled, “The Collection" and a DVD entitled, "From An Island To An Island" Vol I. Rosette Records is the home of the ever-popular Daniel O’Donnell, Foster and Allen, Charlie Landsborough, Isla Grant, Mary Duff, Majella O’Donnell, Michael English, so as you can see, Kevin is in great company. Kevin has recorded in Nashville, performed in the US, Canada and Europe. He has won awards both locally and internationally, and continues to offer music-lovers his very best!

Selections On The CD: Lonesome 77203, Just Call My Name, Ballad of St. Anne's Reel, Charley Pride Medley (All I Have To Offer You Is Me/Crystal Chandelier/Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone), Lights Of Home, Don't Let It Get Away, In My Father's House, Saving Grace, Slippers With Wings, Reality Shows, When A Heart Will Fall, Happy Birthday Baby Mine, The Old Man.

Kevin Collins - Collection
Collection

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Kevin Collins - Irish Music Collection
Irish Music Collection

Selections On The CD: Galway Girl, Come With Me Molly, No One to Welcome You Home, Streets Of New York, If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here, Will You Love Me The Way That You Love Me, Cottage By The Sea, Your Wedding Day, From An Island To An Island, Old Dungarvan Oak, Clare To Here, Green Fields Of Ireland, Be Nice To The People, The Old Man, The Ballad Of St. Anne's Reel.

Kevin Collins - 100% Irish
100% Irish

Selections On The CD: Three Leaf Shamrock, Tom Tobin's Dicky Bird, My Father's Sou'Wester, Collen Malone, I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me, Parting Glass, Memories Of Ireland, My Hat's From Donegal, Day Of My Return, You Can Say That I Died Home, One and Only.

Kevin Collins - Forever And A Day
Forever And A Day

“Forever And A Day” is Kevin's newest CD, his accomplishments have been many, and varied. Produced with some of the best musicians in North America, Kevin is keeping great musical company.

This 10 song CD contains a mixture of music that will please a variety of people..

Kevin co wrote two of the songs on this CD “Southern California” & “Boogie Queen” and as well wrote the track "Memories Of My Life".

A few country standards “Pop A Top” & “There Stands The Glass” are delivered in Kevin’s winning country style.

Overall this CD offers a nice variety of music that will please his devout fans and with his fall tour will surely win over more fans.

Having released 2 DVD's and 17 CD's previously, Kevin Collins continues to be one of the most consistent independent artist in the music industry today.

Selections On The CD: Forever And A Day, Southern California, Pop A Top, Vacation, Boogie Queen, There Stands The Glass, Think Of Me When You're Lonely, Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore, Heartful Of Love For A Handful Of Kisses, Memories Of My Life.

Crush - Here
Here

As solo artists, Cory Tetford and Paul Lamb knew each other from the rich musical pool of Newfoundland musicians. After enjoying several musical encounters together, the two decided to join forces in the Spring of 2000. Their vibrant creative energy and musical comradery meshed to form Crush.

Cory’s gospel-influenced upbringing has shaped his powerful, pure, soulful voice that spans a wide range of vocal ability. A technically savvy guitarist, Cory is also extremely adept at piano, bass and drums. After ten years as a lead vocalist/guitarist in various rock bands, Paul has honed his inimitable, emotional singing voice, accomplished guitar playing and his innate ability to know exactly what the audience wants.

Crush released its highly successful debut recording, Here (Sonic/Warner) in March 2002, which featured the multi-format radio hits "Live" & "Here". Both videos charted on MuchMoreMusic’s Top 10.

Other selections on the CD are: Walk With You • Really Don't Want To • Leaving • Excuse • Lonely • Roommate • Fine • Everybody Knows • Where's The Man • Get it On.

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Crush - Face In The Crowd
Face In The Crowd

Nominated for New Group of the Year at the 2003 Juno Awards, Sonic/Warner recording group Crush is composed of singers/songwriters/guitarists Cory Tetford and Paul Lamb.

Crush has spent most of the last year crisscrossing Canada, on their own and sharing the stage with acts like Sheryl Crow, The Tragically Hip, Nickelback, Our Lady Peace, Nelly Furtado, Live, Great Big Sea, Amanda Marshall, Tom Cochrane, The Jayhawks, and Blue Rodeo.

Now, with the release of Face In The Crowd (Sonic/Warner), Crush is poised to continue the momentum. Produced by Gavin Brown and recorded at Phase One Studios in Toronto, ON and The Sonic Temple in Halifax, NS, this 11-song, all original recording offers straightforward lyrics, catchy, finely crafted melodies, lush harmonies and natural, skillful musical sounds.

Similar to Here, this recording covers a wide variety of life experiences, both real and fictional: love gained, love lost, making choices, and self-realization.

The brand new album featuring the first single "King For A Day".

Other selections on the CD are: Bad Enough • Justified (One More Reason) • Strung Out In Saskatoon • Change My Mind • Sing For Me • Everybody's Girl • Fly • Reason To Love • She Looks Right Through Me • I Was Wondering.

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John Curran - unconditional
John Curran

John Curran has been captivating audiences with his music for over 25 years both as a solo performer and lead singer for The Masterless Men. From heartfelt ballads to energetic Irish-bluegrass sounds, John's ability to take people on a musical journey is truly amazing.

In the Fall of 2013, John Curran releases his first solo traditional album, entitled Unconditional. This collection of songs really reflects John's love for music as he has mixed some fan favourites with several original pieces. From beginning to end, Unconditional encompasses everything that is important to John – his deep connection to his Irish roots, love for music and his devotion to family.

“This album is something I am very, very proud of,” said John. “The title, Unconditional, truly reflects my commitment to creating intimate, sincere music. Furthermore, the song, which bears the same name, was written for my daughters. This album represents so much for me and really gives listeners a look into my life and what's important to me – family and music.”

In the making of this album, John invited several musical guests and friends to join in. Greg and Ray Walsh, Brenda Gatherall, Nelson Giles, Craig Young and Carl Peters all worked with John to make every song stand out and reflect the passion and soul that went into this recording. Renowned recording engineer Spencer Crewe was instrumental in bringing all this together!

Unconditional has three bonus tracks with vocal contributions from John's daughter Alicia Curran, his brother Wilf Curran and his father, Paddy Curran.

“I was so happy to have the ability to include my late father in this recording,” said John. “We recorded him singing over 25 years ago on a small tape recorder in Ferryland. We cleaned up the sound, added my guitar plus other instrumentation and it turned out to be something very special. I am excited to share this with everyone.”

Current fans will love this new album, and new fans will undoubtedly join in and enjoy the musical journey. John’s new album is a great mix of old and new that will delight any one lucky enough to listen.
Selections on the CD include: Black Is The Color, Bright Blue Rose, Unconditional Love, Hard Times Come Again No More, Isle of Hope, For Ireland I’ll Not Tell Her Name, Imagine, Isle Of Innishfree, Me and My Guitar, Mountains Of Mourne, Red Is The Rose, Ode To Age.
Additional Tracks: It Doesn’t Matter Any More (Vocal-Alicia Curran), Johnny Thompson (Vocal-Wilf Curran), Prison in Newfoundland (Vocal-Paddy Curran).

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John Curran - Christmas, May Your Days Be Merry & Bright
John Curran

“Christmas - May Your Days Be Merry And Bright” is the title of the new CD and the first solo venture by John Curran without The Masterless Men. For a long time John has wanted to record a solo project and more specifically a Christmas CD and that time has finally come. The songs on this CD spark particular Christmas memories for John and hopefully for many of his fans as well.

The songs on this CD are the Christmas standards that we have all come to know and love. John’s beautiful voice makes these songs come alive and you can just imagine them being sung so beautifully around the table when the family gathered at their home in Ferryland.

Christmas is about family and being with the ones you love and the feeling of warmth and belonging. John is especially proud that his daughter Alicia performed with him on this CD.

John says” The songs on this CD are the ones that make me feel good all over during the Christmas season and I hope they bring back similar memories for you”.
Selections on the CD include: The Little Drummer Boy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Holy Night, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, The First Noel, Silent Night, Silver Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, White Christmas, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, What Child is This, Instrumental, I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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Bud Davidge - Back To The Bay
Back To The Bay

This is Bud’s fourth solo recording titled “Back To The Bay”.

Bud’s songs are about the people and the place that has defined who and what we are as a people.

The song Back To The Bay is in recognition of the Come Home Activities in the communities of Wreck Cove, Coomb’s Cove, Boxey, Mose Ambrose, English Harbour West, St. Jacques and Belleoram. Residents have over the years come into the communities from many of the other from Bay De L’eay to Femme.

The song Tommy Evans’ Boat is for my friend Tom Evans and the fine job he did in building the Jan And Brother. The song What Will I Leave Behind is a tribute to the many fine local musicians who have passed on but memories and their music remains with us. The a capella song Blooming Mary Ann is another I heard Jerry Fudge sing and we need to keep this old time style alive.

Steve Drakes’ tune Coombs Cove Saltwater Jig as played by his son John is in recognition of another fine musician who is now aged and feeble but his love for the accordion and of music we will always cherish.

Three Wishes many will remember from the well known version done by Doc Williams, long ago.

Also included on this CD is a live track of SIMANI recorded live at May’s lounge in the 80's to feature Sim’s music and our good times gone but not forgotten.

Our culture is the sum total of our stories, and Bud Davidge can still write songs that express life and happenings in outport Newfoundland.

Selections on the CD are: Back To The Bay, Love Keeps Hangin’ On, Three Wishes, Debbie’s Waltz, Uncle Steve Drakes/Coombs Cove Saltwater Jig, Tommy Evan’s Boat, What Will I Leave Behind, My Blooming Mary Ann, Light In The Window, The Old Man And His Horn.

Bud Davidge - Black & White
Black & White

Although they no longer perform together this CD has the feel of a SIMANI recording. Maybe it’s because it was recorded in Sim’s Studio and Sim provided most of the music and the vocals are all Bud Davidge’s.

This is Bud’s third solo recording titled “Black and White” for several reasons. The original songs are about stark realities where the issues are life and death, endings and beginnings, knowns and unknowns. In other words issues that so often defined what reality has always been for outport people here on the edge of the continent.

The majority of the songs were written by Bud Davidge and they tell stories of real Newfoundland events, history and tales of tragedy.

“Black and White” aims to use its symbolic power because though he doesn’t know the prople in the photo he can appreciate the depth of meaning in the photo and their probable thoughts and emotions, though hidden from the faces and unspoken in the silence of a still timeless moment.

The “Marshall Frank” and “Sheila Patricia” are real stories in the fishery and relate to peril and bravery of our common hardworking people and their life and death struggle with the sea.

Our culture is the sum total of our stories, and Bud Davidge can still write songs that express life and happenings in outport Newfoundland.

Selections on the CD are: Black And White • Ain’t That Bad Enough • The Sheila Patricia Story • Heart Of The Home • The Fight In Muddy Hole • Jigs (Serpentine Jig / Ise Da Boy) • Little Blue Forget Me Not • The Marshall Frank Story • Mother’s Wedding Ring • Sing The Galveston Rose • Only Yesterday

Bud Davidge - This Is My Father's House
This Is My Father's House

The title song "This Is My Father's House" is dedicated to the Point Rosie Church and my father's part in it's creation. The song is also in recognition of all of the other Newfoundland Churches which survived resettlement and lived again to serve the faithful in a new home.

Selections on the CD are: This Is My Father's House • Neath The Old Olive Trees • I'll Never Foresake You • Now The Day Is Over • Cradle To The Cross • You Must Walk Through Calvary • River Of Life • A Child's Prayer • Candle In The Wind • Goodbye Old Friend.

Bud Davidge - There's More To Christmas
There's More To Christmas

Selections on the CD are: There'll Be No Ho Ho-ing 'Round Here • Christmas Eve With You • Going To See The King • Tib's Eve Jig • Christmas Wish • Christmas Waltz • The Spirit Of St. Nicholas • Christmas Without Mama • Mary The Mother Of Jesus • The Child (Poem)

Alan Doyle - Boy On Bridge
Boy On Bridge

This solo album represents a culmination of the musical journey he has been on since his days playing on the lanes and seashore of Petty Harbour. It has allowed him to explore the furthest reaches of his imagination and creativity, and while much of it began in his own basement studio, he ended up recording all over the world, as new ideas and friends came to the musical party and never left.

Alan has reached into his past and future in search of new collaborators. Canadian stars likee Colin James , Hawkesley Workman and Jim Cuddy are joined by Nashville pros Troy Verges and Kelly Archer, while long time collaborator Gordie Sampson helped write and record some of the albums finest material. Friends from the movie and TV worlds, Russell Crowe & Mike Post, helped out as well, co-writing and recording with Alan.

“Boy On Bridge” gave Alan a chance to delve into his love of country music and more classic rock and roll sounds. Sampson & Verges helped create the modern country of “I’ve Seen A Little”, while Nashville up and comer Ryan Tyndall co-wrote “My Day”. The blues shouter “Testify” was co-written with Russell Crowe and subsequently recorded with guitar hero Colin James in Vancouver. “Norther Plains” features two famous collaborators- written and produced by Hawkesley Workman, it features the inimitable Jim Cuddy on background vocals. Alan went to Los Angeles to work with his friend Mike Post, the musical wizard behind countless soundtracks, and among other fine moments, these sessions produced the heartfelt “The Rules Will All Be Broken”.

Selections on the CD are: Sorry, I’ve Seen A Little, My Day, Where The Nightingales Sing, Testify, Break It Slow, Love While Love’s Awake, Light The Way, Northern Plains, Lover’s Hands, Perfect Excuse, The Rules Will All Be Broken, Where I Belong

The 8 Track Favourites - One Track Mind
One Track Mind

The 8 Track Favourites, who have been together for the last two years, have had a major buzz around them. Wherever they play, they are playing to packed houses.

The 8 Track Favourites is a 'supergroup' made up of some of the finest musicians in Newfoundland today. The bandincludes Larry Foley and Patrick Moran (The Punters), Chris LeDrew (Brothers In Stereo), Sandy Morris, Barry Hillier and George Morgan.

The 8 Track Favourites cover the old time country hits in their own style and dress on stage in hats and country attire reminiscent of the style of the older country performers.

Walking away from a performance of the 8 Track Favourites you will feel thoroughly satisfied. Surprisingly, the audience is somewhat younger than you would think with many in the audience not having been born when these songs were hits, but nevertheless, younger fans have embraced and sing along to all the hits.

One Track Mind is a live recording which captures the band at their best and helps you relive the experience of their shows.

HE..HAW!!

Luckenbach Texas • Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town • Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose • From A Jack To A King • Streets Of Baltimore • Good Ol’ Boys • Stop The World And Let Me Off • Six Days On The Road • Ashes Of Love • There Stands The Glass • Act Naturally • It Never Rains In Southern California • Folsom Prison Blues.

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The 8 Track Favourites - Live'r Than Ever
Live'r Than Ever

Live'r Than Ever is another live recording which captures the band at their best and helps you relive the experience of their shows.

HE..HAW!!

CD Selection: Lodi, Tiger By The Tail, Together Again, Big City, I Love A Rainy Night, Take Me As I Am, Ring Of Fire, A White Sport Coat, Matchbox, Today I Started Loving You Again, The Streets Of Bakersfield, Promised Land / Johnny B Goode, Ravishing Ruby

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The 8 Track Favourites - Middle Age Crazy
Middle Age Crazy

The 8 Track Favourites, who have been together for the last eight years, are a group that has had a major buzz around them. Wherever they play, they are playing to packed houses.

The 8 Track Favourites is a supergroup made up of some of the finest musicians in Newfoundland today. The personnel includes Larry Foley and Patrick Moran (The Punters), Chris LeDrew (Brothers In Stereo), Sandy Morris, Wayne Hynes and George Morgan.

The 8 Track Favourites cover the old time country hits in their own style and dress on stage in hats and country attire reminiscent of the style of the older country performers.

Walking away from a performance of the 8 Track Favourites you will feel thoroughly satisfied. Surprisingly the audience is somewhat younger than you would think with many in the audience not having been born when these songs were hits, but these younger people have embraced and sing along to all the hits.

This is a Live recording of the band at the Arts & Culture Centre which captures them at their best and helps you relive the good feeling you had when you attended their show.

HE..HAW!! Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line, Paper Rosie, Middle Age Crazy, Drinking Champagne, (I'm A) Honky Tonk Man, I'm A Lonesome Fugitive, A Six Pack To Go, (Throw Your Arms Round This) Honky Tonk Man, Fifteen Years Ago, Memphis Tennessee, Crying In The Chapel, The Family Bible, My Rifle, My Pony & Me

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Christmas In My Hometown - The 8 Track Favourites
Christmas In My Hometown

The 8 Track Favourites, who have been together for the last seven years, are a group that has had a major buzz around them. Wherever they play, they are playing to packed houses.

The 8 Track Favourites is a supergroup made up of some of the finest musicians in Newfoundland today. The personnel includes Larry Foley and Patrick Moran (The Punters), Chris LeDrew (Brothers In Stereo), Sandy Morris, Wayne Hynes and George Morgan.

The 8 Track Favourites cover the old time country hits in their own style and dress on stage in hats and country attire reminiscent of the style of the older country performers.

Both previous CD’s “One Track Mind” & “Live’r Than Ever” were Live recordings, but the Christmas CD “Christmas In My Hometown” is a departure of sorts for the band as it is a Studio recording.

The songs covered on this recording are the Country standards done up in the 8 Tracks style and are sure to have your toes a tapping and your hands a clapping as you sing along to these Christmas standards..

Selections on the CD include:Christmas In My Hometown, Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas), Christmas Roses, Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy, If We Make It Through December, Memory Of An Old Christmas Card, Blue Christmas, Hello Mom And Dad, Pretty Paper, Six Tons Of Toys, The Gift

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Free & Easy - Larry Foley
Free & Easy

After almost twenty years of writing, recording, producing music and fronting such bands as The Punters and The 8 Track Favourites Larry Foley has emerged to put his stamp on a body of work which is quickly establishing him as a solo performer.

His new, self-produced recording is a reflection of his roots and his love of a good song.

Here is how Larry describes the process in recording this CD: One real nice day last fall (2011), I put on the tape of my grandfather singing. It's not always easy to do. Here I was, just turned forty, with a boy of my own, sitting in my own recording studio. Towards the end of side B, “Sweet Forget Me Not” appears in the speakers and as I absorb the beauty of his rendition, the tape cuts off. I was again poisoned. Then I figured, I'd just fix it. I managed to get his voice into my computer and set to accompanying him and making a duet of the unfinished work.

That was the beginning of this recording. I added the odd song that was a favourite around our house and stuff that I just heard and liked that seemed to fit. I heard “Medals Galore” (as I call it) at the St. Patrick's concert in St. Mary's (where my wife is from). Dad always like “McClory”. My Aunt Rose-Marie always sings the “Port Royal Song” at family gatherings. My cousin Ger in Grand Falls gave me a tape of Wat Brien, that's where “Free and Easy” came from. I wrote “Spyglass” in the midst of making this recording after a conversation with my father. That's how it came together. So it is very much a collection of folk songs with personal connections. I'm sure many people have similar ties to some of these songs.

The CD also features other great songs such as “Gulf Of Mexico”, “I Don’t Care”, “Land Of Dreams”, “Sonny’s Dream”, “Island Lady”, and “Streets Of London”.

Selections on the CD include: Gulf Of Mexico, Sonny’s Dream, Island Lady, Got To Be An End, Land Of Dreams, McClory, Streets Of London, Nedals Galore, Spyglass, Dance In Port Royal, Potluck Polkas, Sweet Forget Me Not, Free & Easy.

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Larry Foley- Vinyl
Larry Foley - Vinyl

Larry has released his newest recording on Vinyl, so it is truly a new record. This is the first Vinyl produced by a Newfoundland artist in about 25 years.

After almost twenty years of writing, recording, producing music and fronting such bands as The Punters and The 8 Track Favourites Larry Foley has emerged to put his stamp on a body of work which is quickly establishing him as a solo performer.

His new, self -produced recording is a reflection of his roots, his love of a good song and his long-standing, creative relationship with such musicians as Sandy Morris (WGB) and Chris Ledrew (Bros. in Stereo). It also showcases his unique sound with fiddler Patrick Moran, with whom Larry has performed and recorded with almost exclusively, for over 15 years.

Influences heard on this recording range from Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Townes VanZandt and Buck Owens to the folkier and closer-to home-sounds of Ron Hynes, Chris Hennessy and Gordon Lightfoot.

Larry’s songwriting is featured on six of the songs on the record. “Buck Owen’s Song” is a salute to the legend and incorporates the Telecaster sound that was a trademark of a Buck Owen’s Song. "Natural Beauty" is a reflection of sunny California and Larry's many trips to the Golden State. "Clearer the Bottle" is a tale of sin and redemption, inspired by Johnny Cash and Jack Daniels. "Memphis" is an ode to the music and the legends of Sun Records and the days of Sam Philips. While, "Old Smile" walks through the universal theme of the passage of time and "Singing on the Wind" is a quintessential ballad of love and loss, written in the celtic tradition, but with a western sound.

The first single “If I Needed You”from the Record is already being played by the VOCM network and KIXX Radio and getting good response from listeners.

The record also features other great songs such as “If Teardrops Were Pennies”, “I Don’t Care”, “Walking On The Moon” and “That’s All It Took”.

Selections on the Record include: Walkin On The Moon, That’s All It Took, Singing On The Wind, Old Smile, Natural Beauty, Memphis, If Teardrops Were Pennies, If I Needed You, I Don’t Care, Clearer The Bottle, Buck Owen’s Song

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Larry Foley
Larry Foley

After almost twenty years of writing, recording, producing music and fronting such bands as The Punters and The 8 Track Favourites Larry Foley has emerged to put his stamp on a body of work which is quickly establishing him as a solo performer.

His new, self -produced recording is a reflection of his roots, his love of a good song and his long-standing, creative relationship with such musicians as Sandy Morris (WGB) and Chris Ledrew (Bros. in Stereo). It also showcases his unique sound with fiddler Patrick Moran, with whom Larry has performed and recorded with almost exclusively, for over 15 years.

Influences heard on this recording range from Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Townes VanZandt and Buck Owens to the folkier and closer-to home-sounds of Ron Hynes, Chris Hennessy and Gordon Lightfoot.

Larry’s songwriting is featured on six of the songs on the CD. “Buck Owen’s Song” is a salute to the legend and incorporates the Telecaster sound that was a trademark of a Buck Owen’s Song. "Natural Beauty" is a reflection of sunny California and Larry's many trips to the Golden State. "Clearer the Bottle" is a tale of sin and redemption, inspired by Johnny Cash and Jack Daniels. "Memphis" is an ode to the music and the legends of Sun Records and the days of Sam Philips. While, "Old Smile" walks through the universal theme of the passage of time and "Singing on the Wind" is a quintessential ballad of love and loss, written in the celtic tradition, but with a western sound.

The first single “If I Needed You”from the CD is already being played by the VOCM network and KIXX Radio and getting good response from listeners.

The CD also features other great songs such as “If Teardrops Were Pennies”, “I Don’t Care”, “Walking On The Moon” and “That’s All It Took”.

Selections on the CD include: Walkin On The Moon, That’s All It Took, Singing On The Wind, Old Smile, Natural Beauty, Memphis, If Teardrops Were Pennies, If I Needed You, I Don’t Care, Clearer The Bottle, Buck Owen’s Song

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The Government Rams - Good Work If You Can Get It
Good Work If You Can Get It

The Government Rams is Newfoundland’s answer to a supergroup. The band features two  members of Shanneyganock (Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock), Billy Sutton from The Fables and Patrick Moran from The Punters. Together they present a fresh new feel to traditional songs of Newfoundland and also from around the world.

"I Had A Hat" has become a favourite in Newfoundland and is much requested in live shows and on radio. "Towards The Sunset", written by Pat Byrne, has long been a favourite in Newfoundland but has not previously been available on CD.

The Government Rams have become one of the best party groups in Newfoundland in the short time they have been together and fans are anxiously awaiting their new CD expected  later this year.

Solonica • The Banks Of Sicily • The Winning Dream • Once I Loved • Fishermen’s Favourite / The Boys Of Blue Hill • Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water • Belfast Town • Towards The Sunset • Johnny Bucker • I Had A Hat • Uncle Knobby’s Steamboat • The Parting Glass.

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Great Big Sea - Great Big Sea
Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea are fresh off winning 5 ECMA Awards in Feb 2003. The members of the band have become known as Newfoundland’s ambassadors at home and abroad. What sets Great Big Sea apart from other bands is the unique approach to the material they perform. Their songs have a combination of signature vocals and raucous sound that has made them famous. Their aggressive folk sound is applied to original and traditional songs, which reflect the love of their home, the people and their heritage.

Great Big Sea is their first album, an independent release at the time; a mix of traditional Irish/Newfoundland songs, and originals. Includes "Excursion Around The Bay", a tune heard at almost every Great Big Sea concert, and "Fisherman's Lament", a song about the fate of Newfoundland's fishermen.

Great Big Sea / Gone By The Board • Someday Soon • Excursion Around The Bay • What Are You At? • Fisherman's Lament • I'se The B'y • Drunken Sailor • Irish Paddy / Festival Reel / Roger's Reel • Time Brings • Jigs: Eavesdropper's / Both Meat & Drink / Off We Go • Berry Picking Time.

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Great Big Sea - Turn
Turn

Turn includes 13 songs, seven of which were written by the band members. Features Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer on "Captain Wedderburn".

Consequence Free • Feel It Turn • Jack Hinks • Demasduit Dream • Boston and St. John's • Margarita • Trois Navires De Blé • Ferryland Sealer • Can't Stop Falling • Old Brown's Daughter • I'm A Rover • Captain Wedderburn • Bad As I Am.

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Great Big Sea - Something Beautiful
Something Beautiful

Great Big Sea is one of Canada's best-selling artists with well over one million records sold in Canada! They represent the quintessential Canadian band, combining proud Atlantic-Canadian anthems with their own Canuck brand of mainstream pop. They have imprinted themselves into our national culture with Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum releases since their inception.

Something Beautiful is the band's sixth studio release (featuring the up-tempo and raucous first single/video "When I Am King") and the first since the Platinum certified Sea Of No Cares (2002) and the double-Platinum Great Big DVD (2003). Sea Of No Cares debuted at #1 on the Canadian Soundscan chart and garnered 7 East Coast Music Awards nominations and 5 Awards (Album Of The Year, Group Of The Year, Entertainer Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Pop Artist Of The Year).

Shines Right Through Me • When I Am King • Beat The Drum • Something Beautiful • Helmethead • Summer • Sally Ann • Somedays • Let It Go • John Barbour • Lucky Me • Love • Chafe's Celidh.

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Great Big DVD
DVD

Since Their inception in the early 90’s, Newfoundland’s own Great Big Sea have gone on to become one of Canada’s most beloved artists and top live draws.

Each of the band’s CD releases to date have achieved Gold sales status or better, with combined sales of well over 1 million units in this country alone.

GBS’ most recent release, Sea Of No Cares, featuring the smash title track and video, is about to be certified Platinum. Their best selling recording to date is 1997’s Play, which sold a whopping 500,000 units.

At their fans’ request, the band delivers this highly sought after DVD release.

The Great Big DVD is loaded with over 2 ½ hours of content including 20 live performances (recorded in Ottawa, summer 2002) in 5.1 Surround Sound - many of which have never been seen or heard before.

13 GBS Music Videos • Karaoke versions of the band’s biggest hits • The 28 minute documentary feature, “Great Big Sea On Tour” • Home movies • Band timeline and bio

Live Performances:

Donkey Riding • When I’m Up • Sea Of No Cares • Boston And St. John’s • The Night Pat Murphy Died • Stumbling In • Jack Hinks • Goin’ Up • General Taylor • Lukey • Clearest Indication • Rover • Everything Shines • Mari-Mac • Consequence Free • Ordinary Day • End Of The World • Excursion Around The Bay • Fortune Set • Old Black Rum

Music Videos:

Run Runaway • Mari-Mac* • Goin’ Up* • When I’m Up • Ordinary Day* • End Of The World • Consequence Free • Feel It Turn • Can’t Stop Falling • Everything Shines • Sea Of No Cares • Stumbling In • Clearest Indication * Indicates Karaoke Version Available

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Jason Greeley - Live... Love... Sing...
Live... Love... Sing...

In 2004 Jason Greeley, a young man from the small community of Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland, took the country by storm with his performances and his fourth place finish on the TV show Canadian Idol. Newfoundlanders all over Canada and especially in Newfoundland were very supportive of Jason and have been anxiously awaiting his debut CD. That wait is finally over!

Jason launched his new CD Live... Love... Sing... first in his home province of Newfoundland and later in 2005 he will be embarking on a national tour to promote the CD.

Live... Love... Sing... features the Elton John tune “Sad Songs” which became his signature song on last year's Canadian Idol show. In addition, Jason’s talent and songwriting ability are showcased as all other songs on this CD are penned by him.

Jason Greeley is ready to Live... Love... Sing...

Live...Love...Sing... • Another Day • Slammin' Doors • Sad Songs • Get Over You • Shady Old Town • Tonite • Livin' For Nothing • Dreams • Tear Me Away.

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Rufus Guinchard - Fathers Of The Newfoundland Fiddles Volume 1
Fathers Of The Newfoundland Fiddles Volume 1

These original 1981 recordings of the legendary fiddle master Rufus Guinchard have been remixed with new accompaniment by long time friend and musical partner, Kelly Russell. Featuring 24 of his best known, unique fiddle tunes.

Rufus Guinchard (1899-1990) spent his first 47 years in Daniel’s Harbour, on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula, moving from there to Port Saunders and later to Hawkes Bay where he remained until the age of 91. When not occupied as a fisherman, logger, trapper, carpenter or river warden, Rufus was busy playing the fiddle for dances along the coast from Sally’s Cove to Flower’s Cove. He learned and retained many of the old tunes played in these communities and continued to play them through a time when local folk music was less popular than today. In the mid 1970’s, Rufus was “discovered” by folklorists and invited to perform at Memorial University and The Arts & Culture Centre in St. John’s. With musicians like The Breakwater Boys, Jim Payne and Kelly Russell, Rufus Guinchard began travelling the world, bringing his unique style of fiddling to audiences in Japan, Australia, France, England, Ireland, USA and all across Canada. He appeared on countless radio and TV shows and received numerous awards including The Order of Canada. He has left behind a great legacy of unique and indigenous Newfoundland music which continues to be played by many younger musicians today. Pigeon Inlet Productions has released recordings of Rufus Guinchard on CD with musical notations of his tunes by Kelly Russell.

Bees & Flowers • Parson's Pond Jig/Uncle Harry's Out Of Shape • Prosper's Jig • Double Sledder Lad • Sam's Jig • Suzanna Perry's Tune • Uncle Manuel Milks The Cow • Out Behind The House/Up The Southern Shore • Four Turn Tune • Mary Had A Little Lamb • Uncle John Peter Payne's Tune • See How The Farmer Sows His Seed • Sam Sinnick's Tune • Skipper Lost His Guernsey • Bluebird/Esau Payne's Tune • We Are A Set Of Jolly Jolly Lads • Jim Rumbolt's Tune • Pretty Little Mary/Traveller's Reel • Set Tune #1 • Sparrow In The Tree • My Man John • Flowers Of Edinburg • Leonard Payne's Tune • Boston Laddie.

Mark Hiscock - The Music Takes Me Back
The Music Takes Me Back

Mark Hiscock, the lead vocalist of Shanneyganock and The Government Rams, has recorded a solo CD which is very much a Newfoundland country CD. For The Music Takes Me Back, Mark has written a song called “Lost” which is a true story about the harshness of the sea and the fragility of life around the sea.

Mark’s renditions of old country standards and traditional songs of Newfoundland are exceptional in a way only Mark and his distinctive voice can deliver. This will surely be one of the outstanding CDs this summer in Newfoundland.

Other selections featured on the CD are: Bringin’ Mary Home • Poor Little Jim • The Old Man & The Old Woman • Green Grow The Laurels • The Music Takes Me Back • The Old Maid • Shores Of America • Fishin’ In A Dory • Buttons In The Wind • Lady Margaret • Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder • Paddy The Peddler.

Also available on cassette.

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Ron Hynes - Get Back Change
Ron Hynes

Borealis Records presents a new CD from Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes. The new recording titled "Get Back Change" contains 14 new songs from the acclaimed songwriter and features guest appearances from Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church and Jenny Whiteley among others. The album was produced by veteran producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers, Tanglefoot, Aengus Finnan) and is Hynes' first release with a label since leaving EMI Music in 1997. It was with EMI that Hynes released two of his most popular albums "Cryer's Paradise" and "Face To The Gale."

CD Seletions: Get Back Change, 1962, From Dublin With Love, Record Man, Dark River, A Western Tale, Someday, My Old Man, Brown Eyes, A Good Dog is Lost, Cape Spear, The Valley Green, The Ghost of Dana Bradley, No Change in Me.

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Ron Hynes - Stealing Genius
Ron Hynes

Many of the songs on the Stealing Genius CD were composed while Ron was on a writing retreat at Woody Point in western Newfoundland. Inspired by works from some of his favorite authors and poets (including Michael Crummey, Stan Dragland, Randall Maggs, Donna Morrisey, Al Pittman and Des Walsh), Ron Hynes has crafted a collection of remarkable songs that not only echo a life in Newfoundland and Labrador, but resonate with people everywhere. The release of Stealing Genius comes hot on the heals of the world premiere of “The Man Of A Thousand Songs”, a feature-length documentary, of which Hynes is both subject and star. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wm D MacGillivray and co-produced by Terry Greenlaw (Picture Plant) and Jordan Canning (Get Set Films), the film premiered to capacity crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently garnered Atlantic Film Festival Awards for Documentary, Director and Audience Favorite. The film is scheduled for television broadcast on Super Channel beginning Oct. 18. Best known for his folk classic Sonny’s Dream, Ron Hynes is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner, and a past JUNO, CCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee. Recipient of the 2008 SOCAN National Achievement Award for songwriting career success, Ron holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University for his contributions to the cultural life of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador. “Ron Hynes is a grand voyeur in this rough, sweet life, a melody writer of the first order, a story teller, a philosopher, a poet and a kick-ass performer that makes my hair stand on end.” Donna Morrisey, author of Sylvanus Now

CD Seletions: Blood & Bones, House, My Father's Ghost, Le Coeur De La Mer, Love & Hunger, When I'm Over You, 30 For 60, Judgment, What If I Stayed, All For The USA, Home From The USA / Yanks, I Love You More Than God, Sawchuk, Elena's Lullaby.

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Ron Hynes - Ron Hynes
Ron Hynes

A brand new, self-titled release featuring fourteen new songs from this five-time East Coast Music Award winner. A brilliant follow-up to his highly acclaimed "Get Back Change". A collection of soul baring, very personal songs from Ron Hynes one of Canada's premiere songwriters. This self-titled CD - which is a combination of pristine live and studio recordings - features 14 songs born of Ron's own life experience. Ron delivers songs of tragedy, salvation, struggle, survival, love lost and love found, touching the heart and soul of the "everyman" with his masterful writing and unmistakable voice. "Hynes is one of the best folk songwriters living today, in the same league as Dylan and Bruce Springsteen."-Jim Scarff, Berkeley, California "He's not just the Man Of A 1000 Songs; he's the man of a treasure chest full of gems - timeless, brilliant, classic works of art that celebrate simple everyday events in the lives of common men."-Frank Davies, Founder, Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame "Ron Hynes is a superior tunesmith. He never seems at a loss for just the right lyrical or melodic hook."-Doug Gallant, The Guardian, Prince Edward Island "Ron, hands-down is the best songwriter in Canada."-Larry LeBlanc, Billboard Magazine

CD Seletions: My Name Is Nobody, Where Does Love Go Wrong, , Sorry Lori, Movie Scene, Treasure, Carry This Cross, Tiger Lily, Piccadilly Sand Farewell, The Mother Who Bore You in Pain (Dark Angel), Three Cheers for the Buchaneers, Boy from Old Perlican, Dirt Poor, Dry, Here Lies Lenora Jennings.

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The Irish Descendants - The Best Of
The Best Of

“The Best Of” is a 19 song compilation of some of The Irish Descendants best material. A must have for the hard core fans or someone just discovering the band. Over 30,000 copies sold to date.

Song Selection: Raggle Taggle Gypsy • Shamrock City • Catch The Wind • Peter Street • The Dublin Reel • Days Of Yore • Rattlin’ Bog • Go To Sea No More • A Walk In The Irish Rain • Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s • Barrett’s Privateers • The Two Ronnies/Brodericks’ Reel • Uncle Dan • Out From St. Leonards • Rollin’ Home • Sam Hall • Rocky Road To Dublin • Last Of The Great Whales • Never Been There Before

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Encore The Best of Vol 2 - The Irish Descendants
Encore The Best of Vol 2

“Encore The Best Of Vol 2” is the second volume of the best Irish Descendants songs. This 15 song compilation builds on the Best of Irish Descendants compilation which was previously released. A must have for the hard core fans or someone just discovering the band.

Selections on the CD include: Sally Brown, Misty Morning Shore, Rollin’ Of The Sea, Useta Love Her, Lark In The Morning, Will They Lie There Evermore, Irish Rover, Dirty Old Town, Black Is The Colour, Murphy Broke The Pledge, Step It Out Mary, Black & Tans, Providence Reel/Castle, Kelly/The Humours Of Tulia, I Know My Name, Mickey Relligann’s Pup

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The Irish Descendants - The Gift (Christmas)
The Gift

There is no place like Newfoundland for the holidays. Good Friends, Good food and Good Cheer. On this Christmas CD Con lends his hand to songwriting with his first ever song "Heading Home For Christmas".

Other selections featured on the CD are: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • I Saw Three Ships • In Praise of Christmas • Heading Home for Christmas • O Holy Night • Green Grow The Rushes O • The Wassil Song • Childrens Winter • The Little Drummer Boy • Instrumental (Joy to the World/Ding Dong Merrily on High).

A Celtic Christmas - Irish Descendants & Navigators
A Celtic Christmas

The O’Brien brothers and their bands, Con (The Irish Descendants) & Arthur (The Navigators), have teamed up to release a new CD and are supporting the release with a 17 date tour of Newfoundland and Labrador from Nov 20th to Dec16th.

The New CD will feature eight Christmas songs, three of which are newly recorded. Arthur penned two of the new Christmas songs “A Christmas Dream” and “Uncle Joe’s”. Con and Arthur team up for a mighty duet on the John Lennon Christmas classic “So This Is Christmas” and give the song their own special arrangement.

As well there are five other Christmas songs from their repetoire including the Fine Crowd song “Christmas Comes But Once A Year” featuring the vocal of Fred Jorgensen from The Navigators and “Heading Home For Christmas” that Con wrote a few years ago.

There are also eight songs from their song collection that have been added to this CD that are timeless classics from both bands that will make this CD compilation a must for any fans of the bands to own.

Selections on the CD include:SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS, GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN, A CHRISTMAS DREAM, GREEN GROW THE RUSHES O, UNCLE JOE'S, HEADING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR, JOY TO THE WORLD, RABBITS IN A BASKET, I KNOW MY NAME, NANCY, RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY, DAYS GONE BY, PETER STREET, WEDDING IN RENEWS, MURPHY BROKE THE PLEDGE

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Paul Lamb - A Slice Of Lamb (EP)
A Slice Of Lamb

Paul Lamb has honed his inimitable, emotional singing voice, and accomplished guitar playing after ten years as a lead vocalist/guitarist in various rock bands. He has an innate ability to know exactly what the audience wants, and his recordings convey the emotion that he puts into his live performances. A Slice Of Lamb is a five song EP released prior to Paul joining forces with Cory Tetford to form Crush.

Leaving Tomorrow • River Iroquois • Genuine • Not Too Good With Names • Valerie

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Harry Martin - Visions Of This Land
Visions Of This Land

Visions Of This Land includes eleven original songs relating stories of early life in Labrador. Many of Harry's songs were inspired by stories and anecdotes he has heard over the years about the old pioneers, their triumphs, their tragedies and their contributions to the cultural mosaic of Labrador.

This is My Home • Raven Hair • Somewhere Beyond the Hills • Visions of this Land • Another Day of Waiting • The Harbour is Empty • Don’t Think I Could Live Here • Halfway Up the Mountain • Race to the Grave • This Old River • Eagles Got to Fly • Dream Forever • Forgotten Soldiers • Only in My Dreams

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Harry Martin - Broken Wings
Broken Wings

Broken Wings includes ten of Harry's original songs, as well as "Prisoner of the Wind” which was co-written with A. Frank Willis. Harry's songs reflect his deep appreciation of the land and its inhabitants, revealing his great respect for the early settlers and pioneers who call Labrador their home.

A Long Time Ago • A Land Called Labrador • One of Those Days • Broken Wings • Take Me To The Country • Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful • Magic Of The Night • Shanty Town • The Shadow • Prisoner Of The Wind

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Harry Martin - Full Circle
Full Circle

Born and raised in Cartwright, Labrador, Harry Martin is a fourth generation Labradorian whose ancestry is a mixture of European settler and Labrador Inuit. He writes and sings songs that reflect the beauty of his beloved Labrador; its majestic mountains, wild untamed rivers and the quiet places. His compositions tell the stories of the pioneers and the old timers, and speak of the triumphs and tragedies of early life in Labrador that helped make it the cultural mosaic it is today. He sees his songs and stories as an effective way to preserve the land and inform audiences of Labrador's history.

Harry's songs quietly, yet forcefully, stress the need to protect our natural habitat and respect the old ways of life. He well knows and understands the stories of the early pioneers and the land he so loves from his involvement in professional and volunteer conservation work.

For twenty-eight years, Harry worked as a Wildlife Conservation Officer for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador's Wildlife Division in Cartwright, Labrador. At the present time he is employed as an Education and Information Officer with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.

In October 2005, Harry released Full Circle, his fourth full length recording. A personal collection of songs, this CD contains the first song he ever wrote, "Three Long Years", his latest recorded composition from May 2005, titled "Mind Train", as well as other songs reflective of his song writing journey of the years in between.

Mind Train • Winter Song • Six More Sleeps • Three Long Years • I Have Found A Home • Loneliest Man Alive • Hold On My Love • Walk Away • No PLace To Call Home • One Step At A Time

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The Masterless Men - Ode To Age
Ode To Age

This is the first album released by Newfoundland’s Masterless Men.

Where Did they come from?

The 1750's, press gangs of the British Navy ferried off many of the strong Irish youths from the southern and western Counties of Ireland to live and work under the most deplorable conditions for their British Masters in its far-flung New World Colonies. In the Colony of Avalon, now Ferryland on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland, these so-called "Irish Youngsters", under the strong and resourceful leadership of Peter Kerrivan, defied their masters' tyranny. Under sentence of hanging, this band of merry rogues retreated to freedom in the mountainous area of the Avalon Wilderness known as the Butter Pots. There they eluded and taunted their former British Masters and flourished for more than a century and became known as "Masterless Men".

For the next century the story for the "Masterless Men" was mostly forgotten, but did live on in the folk tradition of the Southern Shore. In 1991, a new band of Masterless Men was formed. Led by John Curran of Ferryland, this new breed of Masterless Men retreated, not to the Butter Pots... but to rehearsal halls and recording studios, to craft and refine their unique music and songs and create a new sound that has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands.

Like their namesakes, The Masterless Men of today have evolved and grown. In their incarnation, they paid their dues, working the bars and community concert halls of the Southern Shore and St. John's. With the release of their first album, "Ode to Age" in 1993, they graduated to the larger festivals and concert halls around Newfoundland. Their much anticipated second album "Breakin' New Ground", released March 9th, 1996 was produced by Gabriel Award winning producer Gary O'Driscoll. This album builds on the success of their influences. They have been featured on several radio and television programs and have performed at premiere festivals and concerts to sell-out audiences throughout Atlantic Canada, New England and south to Florida. They have received numerous critical reviews and have appeared with such musical legends as Tommy Makem, Liam Clancy, Foster and Allen, and other internationally known artists.

CD Selection: Portland Town • The Leaving of Nancy • The Masons Apron/The Devils Dream • Silver Sea • Fox on the Run • Botany Bay • There Were Roses • The Leprechaun • The Boston Rose • The Mingulay Boat Song • Nancy Spain • Shuckin the Corn/Foggy Mountain Breakdown • The Boys of the Old Brigade • An Ode to Age

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The Masterless Men - Breakin' New Ground
Breakin' New Ground

CD Selection: Kerrivan's Dream / Galway Races • Far Away In Australia • New South Wales • Dublin In My Tears • D' Bloomin' Onion • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere • The Ballad Of Junius Wilson • Take A Chance On Love • The Reason I Left Mullingar • Old Home Place • The Foggy Shores Of Home • Steal Away • Breakin' New Ground

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The Masterless Men - Back On Track
Back On Track

Imagine a boisterous Newfoundland house party where everyone plays an instrument or sings a song late into the night. Masterless Men is the sound of hand clapping favourites, heart warming ballads and mesmerizing instrumentals. Group members John, Dave, Bob, Chuck and Perry deliver music that comes from the heart of Irish Newfoundland and takes you back there every time you listen.

CD Selection: Rocks of Bawn • I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me • Come Back Paddy Reilly • Old Maid in the Garrett • Go Lassie Go • House of the Rising Sun • Long Long Before Your Time • Bold O’Donahue • Tiree Love Song • I Never Will Marry • Cousin Mary • Sean South of Garryowen • Cockles & Mussells • Will the Circle be Unbroken

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The Masterless Men - On The Run
On The Run

CD Selection: Counting Flowers on the Wall • The Schooner Kathaleen • Vandieman’s Land • Grandfather’s Clock • Mr. Tambourine Man • Cliffs of Baccalieu • Process Man • Big Strong Man • Rolling on the Sea • Rich Man’s Garden • Charlie on the MTA • My Own Dear Galway Boy • Set Ulster Free • Willie McBride

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The Masterless Men - Bramble & The Rose
Bramble & The Rose

“Bramble & The Rose” is the title of the CD and the first single from their newest release. This CD “Bramble & The Rose” was a long time coming but well worth the wait. Their last release, other than “Christmas with The Masterless Men”, was released in 2002.

As always The Masterless Men find some forgotten songs that are gems, and put a spin on them making them their own such as Tom Paxton’s beautiful “A Lesson Too Late For The Learning”, Johnny Cash’s “I Still Miss Someone” and “Steel Rails”. As well there are plenty of traditional songs here sure to satisfy their Newfoundland / Irish fans such as “God Save Ireland”, “The Parting Glass”, The Nightingale”, “Whiskey In The Jar” and some not so well known traditional songs “The Flower of Kilkenny” & “Carlingford Bay”.

John Curran said this about the new recording. There is little doubt that music is, as they say "The Universal Language". When a group such as ourselves, with so many diverse musical and cultural influences can sit around and make music somewhat effortlessly and enthusiastically, it speaks volumes about music...and I guess us! We shared ever so many laughs while in the studio arranging and recording this CD that it is almost a shame it is complete.

CD Selection: Bramble and the Rose • A Lesson Too Late For The Learning • Slievenamon • The Nightingale • I Still Miss Someone • The Flower of Kilkenny • God Save Ireland • Steel Rails • A Man You Don't Meet Everyday • No Place Like Home / Little Beggerman • Carlingford Bay • The Water is Wide • Whiskey in the Jar • The Parting Glass

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The Masterless Men - 20 Years
20 Years

“20 Years” is the title of the newest Masterless Men CD and celebrates 20 years together for The Masterless Men.

As always The Masterless Men find some forgotten songs that are gems, and put a spin on them making them their own such as “Someday Soon”, CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” “ Forty Shades Of Green” and “A Pub With No Beer”. As well there are plenty of traditional songs here sure to satisfy their Newfoundland / Irish fans such as “When The Boys Come Rolling Home” and “Fare Thee Well Enniskillen”..

This CD is sure to continue the legacy that The Masterless Men have been forging for the past 20 years and it certainly will become another cherished CD for fans of the Masterless Men and will likely gain them an even larger fan base.

CD Selection: Someday Soon • When The Boys Come Rolling Home • The Story I Tell You Is True • Have You Ever Seen The Rain • Absent Friends • Little Mountain Church House • A Pub With No Beer • I Will Love You • Come Dance To Paddy’s Reel • Girls From Newfoundland • The Irish Washerwoman • Forty Shades Of Green • Fare Thee Well Enniskillen

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The Masterless Men - Christmas With
Christmas With

CD Selection: Holly Jolly Christmas • Old Toy Trains • When a Child is Born • Mary’s Boy Child • Must Be Santa • Auld Lang Syne • Children Go Where I Send Thee • The Gift • Go Tell It On the Mountain • Away In a Manger • Auld Lang Syne

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Lullabies For Bloodshot Eyes
Lullabies For Bloodshot Eyes

Inspired by the birth of his sons, Great Big Sea's Séan McCann chronicles the beginnings of his journey through fatherhood on the solo debut Lullabies For Bloodshot Eyes. “The arrival of my two sons prompted a fundamental change in my disposition,” confides Séan, “for the first time in my life, someone else mattered more to me than I did...and I was terrified.”

The responsibility for a new life can be overwhelming for many parents, but not many choose to chronicle their experiences in a disc of dreamy lullabies and late night elegies. “These songs were born of the simple fears of a new father; failure, loss, and living up to the hopes and dreams of brand new eyes,” recalls McCann. “When I was a boy the world seemed brighter...and it's good to feel that light once again...even though it scares me.”

The bittersweet opener “Somewhere (for Finnegan) was written for his son Finnegan after kissing him good-bye at the airport to resume touring, “I guess this was my way of finding the bright side of the situation. Things could always be worse.” Final track “Don't Cry (for Keegan)” captures those first few moments after birth when, “I swear I could see right through him. Translucent. He looked at me with black alien eyes as I picked him up as if to say 'please don't drop me'... And I won't.”

Others, such as the whiskey soaked “Hold Me Steady” (written by Rick Hartley) recall a bygone era of late nights and invincible youth: “at the Rose and Thistle circa 1999, I knew immediately this was a classic...I'd just bought my first guitar and was eager to learn. [Rick] taught me to play a D7, but I haven't seen or heard from him since.”

“Wish” written for his “beautiful and very patient wife” captures the isolation of the road when “wishing is a good way to pass the time” while the tongue-in-cheek duet “Lazy Lover” chronicles the struggles of parents to make time to be lovers.

When he's not on the road, Séan returns home to his native St. John's to write and spend time with his family. He is currently working on the upcoming Great Big Sea release, due out this summer.

Selections on this CD are: Somewhere • Wish • Peace Among The Bones • Hold Me Staedy • Gone Tomorrow • Razor & Rust • Lazy Lover • Wasted • Don’t Cry

Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews - No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home

Patrick Moran (from The Punters) and Chris Andrews (the leader of the band Shanneyganock) have collaborated to bring a selection of old songs that have rarely been recorded and many that have never been previously recorded.

Being that Patrick and Chris are both from the Logy Bay and Torbay area, this selection of songs was mostly gleaned from people in the area.

Patrick and Chris are very talented in that they play a variety of instruments between them and both are excellent vocalists.

Pat Casey’s Song “The Hillsides of Torbay” features the outstanding vocals of a young up-and-coming musician, Allan Ricketts from Torbay. A great friend of Chris Andrews, Ed Caddigan, wrote the song “Treasures”, which will evoke much emotion from everyone that hears the song.

As is the case in Newfoundland, there are fun songs that we can all relate to (“The Berries” and “Phil Grace’s Truck”) as well as songs of tragedy (“The Water Witch”) and accomplishment (“9:13”).

A few of the selections from this CD are destined to become Newfoundland classics.

Towering Heights Of Newfoundland • Old Flatrock Hills • Boys In The Bunkhouse/Hogan’sCorner/Connor’s Horse • The Water Witch • 9:13 • Copper Top Torbay • Highwaymen Bold • Tread (On The Tail Of Me Coat) • The Hillsides Of Torbay • The Berries • Phil Grace’s Truck • The Star Of Logy Bay • Gallows Cove Bight • Treasures

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Sandy Morris - Music From Land & Sea
Music From Land & Sea

More than a dozen evocative musical interludes from CBC’s popular and long-running Land & Sea television series - including the opening and closing themes so familiar to everyone who lives in the province - have just been released on CD.

Music from Land & Sea includes 14 pieces that Newfoundland musician Sandy Morris has married to the program’s moving images over the years. All of them were composed or arranged by Morris.

The recordings feature his signature guitar work and the accompaniment of Erin Best, Bill Brennan, Mary Brennan, Rick Hollett, Pat Moran, George Morgan, Byron Pardy, Angela Picket, and Billy Sutton.

The CD was Morris’s creative brainchild. He has been composing music for the program for the last ten seasons. “Land & Sea has always been very special to me,” he says. “It’s been great to be a part of the team. I think the music has added another level to the stories - it can deepen the sense of place and mood.”

Land & Sea has showcased the culture and history of Newfoundland and Labrador on CBC television for 40 years. Morris co-wrote the show’s closing theme (“Freestyle”) with Ralph Walker when the series first aired. That piece is included in the CD collection, as are two versions of the well-loved opening theme, “On the Beach” - both the one that airs on TV each week, and a newly composed longer version. No one knows who composed that tune, but its musical notation is reproduced in the CD’s liner notes.

A versatile and experienced guitarist, musician, composer, producer and engineer, Sandy Morris has enjoyed a musical career and been part of bands from the Wonderful Grand Band to Rasa and the Eight Track Favorites. He continues to perform, and has served as the musical director for numerous film and television projects and theatre productions across the province.

On The Beach (Opening Theme) • The Dance • 1000 Roads • The Badger Drive • Borealis • Aulatsivik • Honey Bee Waltz • Petite Suite • Peregrine • Stitches • Falabella • Bonay • On the Beach (Opening Theme) Extended Version • Freestyle (Closing Theme).

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Navigators - Soldiers and Sailors
Soldiers and Sailors

The Navigators have become one of Atlantic Canada’s iconic traditional bands bringing together two of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most powerful baritones, Fred Jorgensen (whistles, bodhrán, guitar) and Arthur O’Brien (fiddle, acoustic/electric guitar). The two leading musicians of the Navigators, are hardly strangers to the folk music scene; prior to combining their talents in 2000, both performed extensively in other arrangements. The Navigators and their new recording Soldiers & Sailors delivers a mix of modern folk and traditional Irish Newfoundland melodies steeped in local folklore. It is an album best served with a pint of draught beer, to remind you where this music is brought to life.

Switching between O’Brien’s commanding baritone voice and Jorgensen’s unmistakable rasp, the songs are presented in a blunt, raw form that is instantly likeable.

With nine original songs, Soldiers & Sailors is a contemporary portrait of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many of the songs conjure up images embedded in the province’s psyche: “The Widow Maker,” “Pulling Oil From The Sand” and “Safely O’er The Sea”.

Fans will not be disappointed by Soldiers & Sailors, where the band remains true to their straightforward arrangements while expanding their own boundaries with songs that easily transition from whimsical to serious, guaranteed to get audiences dancing and singing.

Hoist a bottle and bellow “Sociable” onstage at a show. It’s what the Navigators desire.

CD Selections: Time Fly’s, Just Me, The Widow Maker, Pulling Oil From The Sand, All Hell For A Basement, Step It Out Mary, The Bold French Soldier, A Sunny Night In Paris, Sheddin’, He’s In The Band, The Queen Of Argyle, Safely O’er The Sea

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Navigators - Sea Miner
Sea Miner

The Navigators have become one of Atlantic Canada’s iconic traditional bands bringing together two of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most powerful baritones, Fred Jorgensen (whistles, bodhrán, guitar) and Arthur O’Brien (fiddle, acoustic/electric guitar). The two leading musicians of the Navigators, are hardly strangers to the folk music scene; prior to combining their talents in 2000, both performed extensively in other arrangements. The Navigators and their long-awaited sophomore recording Sea Miner delivers a mix of modern folk and traditional Irish Newfoundland melodies steeped in local folklore. It is an album best served with a pint of draught beer, to remind you where this music is brought to life.

Switching between O’Brien’s commanding baritone voice and Jorgensen’s unmistakable rasp, the songs are presented in a blunt, raw form that is instantly likeable.

With nine original songs, Sea Miner is a contemporary portrait of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many of the songs conjure up images embedded in the province’s psyche: the rambling sailor returning home in “Reach the Morning Light,” the heroic offshore oil worker in “Black Oil Miner,” the lonely, widowed sailor’s wife in “Alone on the Quay,” and the expat Newfoundlander’s bittersweet reminiscence of his childhood experiences in “Jonaclay.”

Fans will not be disappointed by Sea Miner, where the band remains true to their straightforward arrangements while expanding their own boundaries with songs that easily transition from whimsical to serious, guaranteed to get audiences dancing and singing.

Hoist a bottle and bellow “Sociable” onstage at a show. It’s what the Navigators desire.

CD Selections: Reach the Morning Light, Mortier Garden Party, Heave Her Up, Donald MacGilliAvry, Stayed For Reason, Jug of Punch, Days Gone Bye, The Snuff Wife, and If Venice is Sinking, Alone on the Quay, Black Oil Miner, Jonaclay, Stuck on a Lonely Planet, Keg of Brandy

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Navigators - Dance & Sing
Dance & Sing

Hailing from the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland, The Navigators are five multi-skilled musicians brought together for the love of traditional music. Each member brings into the fold talent and years of experience in the music community. There debute album "Dance and Sing", which was released in the Spring of 2002, has received applauding reviews. Fred Jorgensen: Vocals, Whistles & Bodhran, Arthur O'Brien: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Greg Walsh: Fiddle, Mandola, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Accordion and Vocals, Robert Kelly: Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitars and Vocals, Steve Adams: Drums & Percussion

CD Selections: Warlike Lads, Rights of Man, Springfield Road, Dance and Sing, The Ploughboy, Nancy, Rabbits in a Blanket, The Islander, The White Cockade, Norwegian Wood, The Chapel Bell Set, The Rhythm of the Goat, The Giant

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Joy Norman - Field of Diamonds
Field of Diamonds

Joy Norman, at only 20 years of age, has just released her second CD Field Of Diamonds. In 2001, she worked with some of Canada's greatest musicians and multi award winning producer Paul Mills on her debut album Lately.

On Field Of Diamonds, Joy has raised the bar higher and her voice has matured even more. Together with Larry Foley of The Punters, who produced the CD, they have found songs from great songwriters that showcase Joy's voice extremely well. “Field Of Diamonds” (Johnny Cash), “Birds & Ships” (Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg), “Marie at The Crossing”(Ron Hynes & Teresa Doyle), “Valley Green” (Ron Hynes), “Patiently Blue” (Nathan Wiley), and others. As well, Joy’s songwriting is featured on two songs: “Long Gone” which she wrote and “I've Got My Own” which she co-wrote with Paul Mills.

Other selections on the CD include Boy By My Side, A Little Of Your Lovin’, Strong Hand, The Rocks Of Merasheen.

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The Once - The Once
The Once

"The Once…are gifted with strong voices that tremble with richness and vitality…Their arrangements of Newfoundland and British Isles folk music are imaginative and newly minted with particularly fine a capella trio versions." The Chronicle Herald, Halifax (Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival review) “Folk group The Once are a St. John’s based trio whose mastery of harmony is comparable to most people’s mastery of breathing…the trio have sung and played their way into the limelight with a laid back and old school style of performance.” The Scope, St. John’s .

CD selections: Sail Away To The Sea, Nell's Song, Maid On The Shore, Coming Back To You, What Will You Be Building, Marguerite, Is The Big Man Within/Hound's/Gerald Thomas' Burnt Potato Three Fishers, Willie Taylor, The Deserter, The Briar And The Rose, Anthem.

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The Once - Row Upon Row Of The People We Know
The Once

Brilliant, timeless, breathtaking...

With Row Upon Row Of The People They Know, The Once have produced a breathtaking follow up to their self-titled debut release. The title of the new album comes from a poem by George Murray, a poem that so inspired the group they built a song around it. Song For Memory speaks of the power of words and music to freeze time and emotions, to make small moments large, and large moments intimate. The production has been kept simple, relying instead on the power of their voices and acoustic instruments. Lead singer Geraldine Hollett is a singer with a voice so compelling she can still a noisy room. Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale provide the perfect accompaniment of voice and melody along with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki. Sometimes melancholy, sometimes funny, but always poignant, The Once sound like nothing that has ever come from Newfoundland.

CD selections: Cradle Hill, Jack The Sailor, You’re My Best Friend, My Husband’s Got No Courage, Valley of Kilbride, Charlie’s, By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light, A Round Again, Ode To A Broken Heart, Song For Memory.

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The Once - this is a christmas album by
Christmas

Brilliant, timeless, breathtaking...

With “this is a christmas album by” The Once have produced a breathtaking follow up to their two previous releases.

The past few years The Once have been doing a series of Christmas Concerts in Newfoundland and this year is no exception. This years shows are happening in St. John’s Dec 7ty & 8th. CBC Radio is recording The Once Christmas shows for airing on the CBC Performance Hour, Canada Live, Radio One (Christmas Eve), Radio Two (Christmas Day), and Sirius 159! This will bring even more profile to this already high profile act.

Lead singer Geraldine Hollett is a singer with a voice so compelling she can still a noisy room. Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale provide the perfect accompaniment of voice and melody along with guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki.

For this Christmas CD The Once have written some new Christmas songs as well as done beautiful arrangements of some Christmas standards.

All in all this will make a very desired and enjoyed Christmas Cd for The Once fans and those that will become The Once fans.

CD selections: Cause It’s Christmas, I Won’t Do Christmas Without You, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Coventry Carol, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Christmas Song, Gabriel’s Message, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, The Light In Your Window, Oh My Rudolph.

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Dave Panting - Mandolin Christmas
Mandolin Christmas

Dave Panting is a name synonymous with traditional music in Newfoundland and Labrador. Dave has been involved with many traditional bands over the years, starting with Figgy Duff and then with Rawlins Cross and lately as a duo with Rik Barron.

“Mandolin Christmas, released in 2000 on cassette tape, has been re-mastered and is now available on CD. This CD has to rank up there as one of the best instrumental Christmas albums available today. Hearing these Christmas classics played on mandolin gives these songs new freshness, especially on an instrument that is rarely featured as a lead instrument. Just one listen and Mandolin Christmas could become your favorite Christmas instrumental CD.

Silent Night • Oh Come All Ye Faithful • The First Noel • We Three Kings • Emmanuel • Ding Dong Merrily on High • Oh Holy Night • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear • The Friendly Beasts • Good King Wenceslas • Deck The Halls • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • The Huron Carol • In Praise of Christmas • In Dulce Jubilo • The Moon Shines Bright • I Saw Three Ships • Christmas Day Ai Da Marnin' • Hark The Herald Angels Sing • Joy to the World • The Carol of the Bells • The Somerset Wassail • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem • We Wish You a Merry Christmas • The Holly and the Ivy.

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Dave Panting - Back Down Home
Back Down Home
Back Down Home is Dave's newest CD which features an eclectric mix of traditional songs and some new songs penned by Dave.

Dave has contributed his talents to many groups over the years the most notable of these being The Wonderful Grand Band, Figgy Duff and Rawlins Cross.

CD selections: The Philosopher's In Love • You're Gonna Give Me The Blues • The Fire (That We Are) • "B" Reels • The Ferryland Sealer • Double Singles • Corrina, Corrina • Frankie & Johnny • I Rely On You • Newfoundland Jigs • The Moonshine Can • Duffney's/Back Down Home.

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Terry Penney - the last Guitar
the last guitar

The last guitar, is the 5th album by award-winning Newfoundland and Labrador singer/songwriter Terry Penney. This independent release produced by Terry & Craig Young , features accompaniment by well-known musicians, Craig Young and Glenn Parsons.

Terry Penney is a Newfoundland singer/songwriter whose songs are so vivid and image-driven they have been likened to ’3-minute movies’. He is a world class storyteller and performer with the uncanny ability to ‘put you there’ in his songs and for the past decade he has done just that. Penney is an old soul who has always had a penchant for the past. Consequently, his songs are often set in a by-gone era when little boys dreamed of helping the Lone Ranger and World War veterans still walked the streets as young men. The last guitar has been described as “honest contemporary folk music. . .earthy, raw, snarly and sweet. . . Penney's most cohesive and powerful project to date.”

Terry’s prior releases are “town that time forgot” his fourth release, “the struggle” his third release in 2004, “Missing Marshville”, his second album, released in 2002 and “Take Back Too” his first recorded in 1999.

CD Selection: Girl From Coal Creek Canyon, Shoal Harbour, Not Without A Fight, I Have Offered, Ballad Of The Baymen Riders, West Texas Moon, Jesus Crisis, Shells, John Flood, Last Guitar

John Phillips - Through The Eyes Of A Child (Christmas)
Through The Eyes Of A Child

Through the Eyes of a Child is a Christmas album of original songs, and the culmination of three years of writing and crafting Christmas songs for the Newfoundland and Labrador market. It also has appeal for Newfoundlanders living abroad as the main theme of the album is the quandary of those living away wishing to be home for Christmas. Newfoundlanders at Christmastime all want to be home for Christmas and many journey long distances to do so.

All of the songs on Through The Eyes Of A Child, are John Phillips originals or co-writes with other artists, and reflect the events, joy, frustration, thoughtful wishes, heartbreak, longing, partying, and indeed the things that we all associate with the Christmas season. Only two of these songs were previously available. "This Christmas Count On Me" was released on The Christmas Wish and "The Only Thing Missing Is You" was released on The Christmas Wish 2.

"Rockin' The Rock" will have you singing along as it tells of coming home for Christmas and the partying and merriment surrounding Christmas as you visit friends and family and go mummering. "Christmas On The Island" speaks of sending gifts to friends and family who are no longer at home and the plight of Newfoundlanders who have to move away to find work. "The Happy Tree" is an upbeat song that tells about the frustration of having shopped all year but still having gifts to buy and getting panicked at The Happy Tree. (The Happy Tree is an institution in Newfoundland where people donate gifts and put them under a tree that is set up in the malls. The gifts are distributed to needy boys and girls by the Salvation Army) "Home For Christmas" is the story of a man who is very ill from working in the mines and wants nothing more this Christmas then to see his mother and father just one last time. "Christmas Is Real" tells of the look of mystification in a child’s eyes as Christmas approaches. Through the eyes of a child Christmas is real, it's the time of their lives they truly believe. "Fishin' Days" talks about an older gentleman, who wants his life to be the way that it used to be in his fishing days, when he was able to fish and when there were fish to be caught. "The Star" is the ageless story, the greatest story ever told. Finally, "Christmas Memories" is an instrumental piece with the feel of the Christmas season.

Through The Eyes Of A Child will be a wonderful addition to your Christmas music collection.

Songs include: This Christmas Count On Me • The Only Thing Missing Is You • Rockin' The Rock • Christmas On The Island • The Happy Tree • Home For Christmas • Christmas Is Real • Fishin' Days • The Star • Christmas Memories.

Also available on cassette

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The Punters - Certified Trad Music
Punters Certified Trad Music

The Punters are versatile, talented artists who perform with style and proficiency. Whether they are delivering a traditional folk tune or their melodic and insightful originals, their performances are always powerful and entertaining.

With this recording “Certified Trad. Music” they now have seven recordings under their belt since 1996 (The Punters, Said She Couldn’t Dance, Will You Wait, Fisherman’s Blues, Beautiful Star & Songs For A Sunday Morning). All six CDs were met with critical acclaim.

“Certified Trad. Music” their newest CD, is a compilation of the best of their trad tunes compiled from their extensive catalogue and truly represents the maturation of the band as well as the move from a pop/traditional band to a mostly trad band.

The songs featured on this CD are the favourites requested by their fans when they perform live, as well as the songs that are played faithfully on the many trad radio shows in Newfoundland & Labrador.

CD Selections: Galway Girl, Candlelight & Wine, Southern Shore Queen, Jim Harris, Prohibition Way, Heave Away, Ladies Man, Shores of Americay, Take Her In Your Arms, Fisherman’s Blues, Two Lovely Black Eyes, From Clare To Here, One Starry Night, I Had But 50 Cents, Banks Of Newfoundland, Big Bow Wow, Never Been There Before, P Stands For Paddy

The Punters - Said She Couldn't Dance
Said She Couldn't Dance

"If you can't dance to it you might be having problems."

    - The Record, August, 1997

"Traditional folk with Celtic influence, but with a more muscular rock perspective..."

    - Chart Magazine, April 1998

"This is an album that deserves to be played loud and to be danced to."

    - The Evening Telegram, July, 1997

Spanner in the Works • Reena • Brunswick Street • She Said No • Polka! Polka! Polka! • Prohibition Way • Conscience Calling • Go To It • The Dancing Master • Jim Harris • Jolly Jack • Rufus & Emile Ride On • Heave Away • The Electric Jigs

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The Punters - Will You Wait
Will You Wait

The third album from The Punters features 11 tracks and The Punters' new version of "The Kinks' Come Dancing".

Will You Wait moves forward from where the band left off with the fan fave Said She Couldn't Dance...

Fresh new energy, rich lyrics, and lush tones bring The Punters to new heights.

Rise With The Sun • P Stands for Paddy • Scotty • Getting Back • Wonder What It’s Like • Uneasy (I’ll See You) • Come Dancing • Never Been There Before • Will You Wait • Candlelight and Wine • Golden Green • Here’s To Life

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The Punters - Fisherman's Blues
Fisherman's Blues

The Punters (Larry Foley and Patrick Moran) are key figures in the exciting music scene in Atlantic Canada. Drawing upon their rich musical heritage, The Punters combine rock, folk, and traditional music, creating a sound that is truly their own.

The Punters have three recordings under their belt since 1996 (The Punters, Said She Couldn't Dance, and Will You Wait), all three of which were met with national and critical acclaim. Fisherman's Blues, the band's fourth CD, is a testament to the strength and relevance of their musicianship and their unrelenting passion for the music of Newfoundland.

The self-produced Fisherman's Blues delivers a redefined sense of direction that is true to their roots (a little bit traditional, a little bit rock & roll). The CD showcases the band's growth and maturity, with a selection of pop songs, traditional songs, and their trademark instrumental tunes. The CD also features two songs which were written by Larry Foley that are true pop music gems ("She Ain't You" and "Close Your Eyes"). As well, there are great covers of some older and somewhat forgotten songs ("No Other Baby" and "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"), and traditional gems ("Heave Away", "Banks of Newfoundland" and "Big Bow Wow"). Patrick sings a traditional song, "I Had But 50 Cents", that has never been recorded, and is sure to be a staple on traditional music shows. The title track, "Fisherman's Blues" is a song the band has been performing since its inception. Included in this version is an original verse, written by Larry Foley, to reflect the realities of the fishing industry and out-migration in Newfoundland. Finally, Steve Earle's "Galway Girl" is given a Celtic feel and has become one of the most requested songs at The Punters' live shows.

On This CD, The Punters are joined by some of the best musicians in Newfoundland: including George Morgan, Paul "Boomer" Stamp, Adam Staple, Chris Batstone, Barry Hillier and Mark Hiscock. Fisherman's Blues is truly a home grown project and is arguably The Punters' best recording to date.

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The Punters - Songs For A Sunday Morning
Songs For A Sunday Morning

The Punters are versatile, talented artists who perform with style and proficiency. Whether they are delivering a traditional folk tune or their melodic and insightful originals, their performances are always powerful and entertaining.

With this recording, Songs For A Sunday Morning, they now have five recordings under their belt since 1996 (The Punters, Said She Couldn’t Dance, Will You Wait and Fisherman’s Blues). All four CDs were met with critical acclaim.

Their newest CD, which was produced by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, showcases the band in a stripped down, more acoustic and intimate recording. It features new songs that are pure treasures as well as some older traditional songs and their trademark instrumental tunes.

Selections on the CD include: Slip Jigs and Reels, Ladies Man, Shores of Americay, Take Her In Your Arms, Higher Degree, Two Lovely Black Eyes, Southern Shore Queen, From Clare To Here, Pussycats Up In Plum Trees, Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy, One Starry Night.

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The Punters - Beautiful Star (Christmas)
Beautiful Star

The Punters debut their new CD for the festive season titled Beautiful Star.

In their normal style The Punters showcase the distinct vocals of Larry Foley punctuating the recording, while Patrick Moran adds beautiful fiddle and background vocals.

To add to this album, The Punters were able to find recent Christmas songs like “Christmas Decorations In November” which was written by a friend of Larry’s. As well Larry adds new verses to the song “Tell Me A Story” to make it truly his own. In addition, they have recorded the Christmas standards “The Friendly Beasts” and an instrumental medley of “Christmas Times A Coming & Jingle Bells”. The CD also features the hauntingly beautiful song “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem”, the often overlooked Jackson Browne song “The Rebel Jesus”, and Woody Guthrie’s “Mail Myself To You” - a fun all occasion song. The CD also features two previously released Punters Christmas songs that have become standards in their own right: “Christmas In The Harbour” and “Old Toy Trains”.

The artwork for the CD was taken from a painting by Larry Foley titled “Beautiful Star”.

Christmas Decorations In November • The Friendly Beasts • Christmas Times A Coming / Jingle Bells • Mail Myself To You • Christmas Memory • The Rebel Jesus • Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem • Tell Me A Story • Old Toy Trains • Christmas In The Harbour

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Allan Ricketts - Allan Ricketts
Allan Ricketts

Allan Ricketts is a young traditional musician and visual artist from Torbay, NL. Allan plays traditional Newfoundland and Irish songs and has developed a deeply authentic approach to this tradition. He has performed at numerous special events and festivals, including the Hillside Festival in Torbay, the Annual NL Folk Festival in St. John's, Eastport Accordion Festival, and the Burin Folk Festival.

As part of the NL Youth Ventures Program, Allan was the recipient of the 2004 & 2005 High Artistic Achievement Award. In 2006, under the same program, he was awarded the Culture and Tourism Award.

Allan was one of 4 artists selected under the National Artist Program to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Saskatchewan. In April 2006, he toured Ireland with a group called the Potluck Singers.

On his first self titled CD Allan has chosen to record songs by Pat Byrne “West Moon” & Al Pittman “The Government Game” as well as traditional songs that he arranged with the help of Patrick Moran (The Punters). Patrick Moran was also the producer on this CD. Allan also covers Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice”, Stephen Stills “Helplessly Hoping” and Andy Irvine “West Coast of Clare”.

Allan also showcases his talent as a songwriter and composer. He composed “Frank Maher’s Tune” and also wrote “Can’t Believe I Found You” & “Everytime”.

Everything points to Allan becoming a strong force on the traditional music scene.

Selections on the CD include: The Government Game • West Moon • West Coast Of Clare • The Queen of Connemara • Black Is the Colour • Frank Maher’s Tune / John Mckenna’s • Helplessly Hoping • Lakes of Pontchartrain • Don’t Think Twice • Can’t Believe I Found You • Mary & the Soldier • Everytime.

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Ryan's Fancy - Songs From The Shows
Songs From The Shows

Ryan's Fancy helped to define East Coast and Newfoundland music in the '70s and '80s. Songs From The Shows highlights the raw power of the voices of the band, which consists of Denis Ryan, Dermot O’Reilly and Fergus O’Byrne. The tunes on the album (13 of them previously unreleased) were recorded over two decades ago for their TV shows at the CBC Television studios. All of the songs have been digitally re-mastered and sound as fresh as when the band were playing them live in their heyday.

“Ryan's Fancy popularized the traditional music and dragged it kicking and screaming out of the closet for the enjoyment of all.” Jack Kellum, CBC Television

The Wild Goose • Come Along • Go To Sea No More • The Cliffs Of Baccalieu • The Boys Of The Island • The Ryans and The Pittmans • Farewell To Tarwathie • The Squid Jiggin’ Ground • The Jam On Jerry’s Rock • The Hills Of Glenswilly • As Johnny Went Ploughin’ • The Green Shores Of Fogo • A Great Big Sea / The Copper Plate Reel • Come To The Bower • Fear a’Bheata.

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Ryans Fancy - What A Time
Ryan's Fancy - What A Time

Ryan's Fancy released many fine recordings during their career, covering a wide array of traditional Irish and Newfoundland music as well as modern folk standards and original compositions by the band members and their contemporaries. 40 years after Ryan's Fancy first took the stage we've compiled a 42 song, 2 disc collection of the group's greatest recordings taken from their 12 albums (all of which were released on LP only, so this is the first time these songs have been available on CD). A portion of the proceeds from this release will go to the Dermot O'Rielly Legacy Award at Memorial University. All the original LP albums are no longer in print. The only other CD that is available is “Songs From The Shows”.

CD Selections: (Disc One) Feller From Fortune, Peter Amberly, Cape Breton Dream, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye, I Followed Her Into the West, Sweet Forget Me Not, Life of the Country Boy, Tie Me Down, The Star of Logy Bay, Reels, The Cross of Spancil Hill, Mist Upon A Morning, Carrickfergus, Jackie Tar, Nancy Whiskey, The West’s Awake, West Country Lady, Kerry Slides, Fare Thee Well Eniskillen, Sea People, The Ryans and the Pittmans. (Disc Two) The Dark Island, Bold O’Donahue, The Streets of London, The Cliffs of Baccalieu, The Island, Bán Chnoic Éireann Ó, Reels, Newport Town, Banks of Sicily, Candlelight and Wine, Cape Breton Lullaby, Coal Town Road, A Children’s Winter, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Mist Covered Mountains of Home, Polkas, The Curragh of Kildare, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s, Far Away in Australia, The Parting Glass

Rasa - Do You Hear What I Hear (Christmas)
Do You Hear What I Hear

RASA, made up of Erin Best and Sandy Morris, have recorded their second CD Do You Hear What I Hear which is now ready for release in time for the Christmas season.

This CD features the smooth and absolutely haunting vocals of Erin Best and the unmistakable guitar instrumentation of Sandy Morris.

This CD covers many of the traditional carols of Christmas that we have all come to know and love: "The Coventry Carol", "The Huron Carol" and "O Come O Come Emmanuel", "The Friendly Beasts". Some of the more well known Christmas standards are covered here as well. Their treatment of "Silent Night", "Good King Wenceslas", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "Do You Hear What I Hear" are sure to delight even the scrooges in our midst.

This is an excellent CD to put in your CD player, and sit in front of a crackling fire with a glass of eggnog to relax and enjoy the festive season.

O Come O Come Emmanuel • The Friendly Beasts • Good King Wenceslas • Huron Carol • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Lo How A Rose E’re Blooming • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear • Do You Hear What I Hear • Bleak Midwinter • I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day • Mele Kalikimaka • Coventry Carol • Sleep Well Little Children • Silent Night.

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Stan Rogers - The Very Best Of
The Very Best Of

The Very Best Of Stan Rogers is a collection of 16 great Stan Rogers tracks, as chosen by Ariel Rogers and Paul Mills. The songs have been digitally remastered using the latest technology and sound deeper and richer than ever before.

A child of Maritime stock on both sides of his family, Stan Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ont. on November 29, 1949. He grew to be a big man-six feet four-built like a fire truck, and possessed of a voice that rumbled from his toes. He could bluff and bellow yet was at heart a poet and intellect who would, often as not, sneak away from a gathering to curl up with a book. He made friends and enemies easily, gaining the former for life and often, in time, converting the latter.

He became a songwriter too, working as a rock bassist while still a teenager and later embracing the folk idiom. After a few years as a more-or-less conventional folkie songwriter, he discovered his real gift. After some persuasion by his Aunt June in Canso Nova Scotia, he began to write songs about his familial home…his roots. Those early songs found their way on to Stan’s first album, Fogarty’s Cove, and he was on his way. From that point forward, Stan’s best writing was about the Canadian experience. His songs gave a new voice to ordinary folks who worked the fisheries, mines and farms of this vast country.

Stan was a passionate Canadian partisan, and much of his short creative life was taken up with song cycles that chronicled the East, the Plains, the West and finally the Great Lakes and Ontario. It was a natural progression for a wanderer…to scan a continent and finally return to write of the wonders of home. He was always on the road pursuing his dream of establishing a national identity for Canadian songwriting. It was a dream fulfilled; through his constant soaring, dynamic performances, and brilliant songs, he was known throughout most of the English-speaking folk music world.

His music continues to amaze, amuse and inspire people from all walks of life. It has appeared in several poetry anthologies, been used in films, plays and musicals, and has been referred to as “one of the touchstones of modern Canadian history.”

Selections on CD: Fogarty's Cove, Free in the Harbour, White Squall, Make and Break Harbour, Barrett's Privateers, The Flowers of Bermuda, Tiny Fish for Japan, The Last Watch, Forty-five Years, Northwest Passage, Lock-keeper, The Idiot, The Jeannie C., The Field Behind the Plow, Lies, The Mary Ellen Carter.

Shanneyganock - Rockin' On The Water
Rockin' On The Water

“Rockin’ On The Water” the latest CD by Shanneyganock, is by far the strongest and best work that the band has done to date. The sound and songs harken back to earlier CD’s that featured high energy songs with a mostly Newfoundland flavour. The first single “Rockin’ On The Water” , written by Newfoundlander Angus Stewart, is being played in high rotation at radio and is causing the switchboard to light up with requests.

As is the trademark of Shanneyganock, the party atmosphere of their Live shows carries through to the CD. The powerful vocals of Chris Andrews punctuates the recording, while the voice and accordian of Mark Hiscock gives the record the distinct Newfoundland sound.

Shanneyganock is able to find some diamonds in the rough each time they embark on a new recording project and this time is no exception. ”Home Boys Home” written by Darrell Power (Great Big Sea) sets the tone for the CD. “A Simple Life” a Ricky Scaggs song is given a Newfoundland flavour and Chris does a great cover of the Bruce Springsteen song “If I Should Fall Behind” as well as “Valley Lights” by Frank Hennessey.

J.P. Cormier’s song “Great Harbour Deep” tells about the resettlement of a Newfoundland community, whilst “The Anti Confederation Song’ speaks about the troubled times and the opposition to the union with Canada. “The Doryman” (written by Mark Hiscock) & “Little Boats Of Newfoundland” (written by Roy Payne) tells about the perils and hardships of working for a living on the sea.

This CD as with all Shanneyganock recordings will have your heart racing even if you’re not dancing.

Selections on the CD include: Home Boys Home, The Doryman, A Simple Life, Great Harbour Deep, Rockin’ On The Water, Valley Lights, Do I Let Me Go Girl, The Anti Confederation Song, If I Should Fall Behind, Little Boats Of Newfoundland.

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Shanneyganock - The Long Haul
The Long Haul

Shanneyganock arose from the long-time musical partnership of Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock. The Long Haul features original & traditional material by Chris Andrews’ bass & Mark Hiscock’s tenor vocals, accompanied with an ample helping of up-tempo instrumentals. Guest musicians include Maureen Ennis (Ennis Sisters), D’Arcy Broderick (The Fables) and Patrick Moran (The Punters). One listen to The Long Haul, the debut release from Shanneyganock, will demonstrate what happens when these Newfoundland lads get serious.

Selections on the CD include: Up The Pond • A Pair Of Brown Eyes • Darby Ram • Make Me Want To Stay • Daddy Shot The Cat • Raggle Taggle • Creatures Of The Night / Kips Bay / Pull The Goalies • Sammy’s Bar • Santiano • The Long Haul • Cock Of The North / Brother’s Jig • Rusty Old Barber • Waltzing For Dreamers • Shoals Of Herring • Blackbird.

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Shanneyganock - Live At O'Reilly's Vol. 1
Live At O'Reilly's Vol 1

Since 1996, Shanneyganock’s founding members, Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock have dreamed of recording a live album. Countless miles and hundreds of shows later, Live at O’Reilly’s has come to fruition.

Live at O’Reilly’s delivers the goods. It features fourteen of Shanneyganock’s most requested songs in the rip-roaring pub style only a veteran group can deliver. The vocals are strong and the performances intense. The CD features Bob Hiscock on drums and Bob Pike on bass for a well-rounded live sound.

Live at O’Rielly’s is sure to be a favourite for those who love Newfoundland/Irish pub style entertainment.

Old Maid in the Garrett / Gravel Walk • The Islander • The Jig is Up • The Dundee Cat • South Australia • After Hours • Lish Young Buy a Broom • Peggy Gordon • 10 Commandments • 17 Come Sunday / Kerry Polka • I’se Da Bye • Lark In The Morning • Daddy Shot The Cat / O’Reilly’s Reels • Banks of Newfoundland.

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Shanneyganock - Scallywags
Scallywags

Let the party begin... with the Shanneyganock album (appropriately titled) Scallywags.

Shanneyganock is able to find some diamonds in the rough each time they embark on a new recording project, and this time is no exception. From the daily frolics in the hay in “Twice Daily”, the longing of days gone by in “The River” (Bruce Springsteen), to the pain and grief of having to leave in “Our Town” (Iris DeMent). As well, Shanneyganock put their own unique arrangements to traditional songs: “Courtin’ In The Kitchen”, which is done flatout, and two sets of instrumental tunes, “The Budgell’s Jigs" and “From The South Side Looking In” which are performed at a pace that will have your heart racing even if you’re not dancing.

There are a few humourous songs that will have you singing along: “Aunt Martha’s Sheep” (unlike any other recording of this well known song), and “Ain’t It A Beauty” (you’ll be surprised at what the song is about).

The CD does slow down, to give you a rest and to refill your glass, as Chris Andrews does one of the nicest versions ever of the Stan Rogers classic “45 Years".

If you are going to buy one party record this year.. This Is The One!!!!

Storms / Centennial Highway Reel • Twice Daily • The Budgell’s Jigs • 45 Years • Aunt Martha’s Sheep • Courtin’ In The Kitchen • Our Town • One Road • From The South Side Looking In • Jack Dolan • Go, Move, Shift (Moving On Song) • Ain’t It A Beauty • The River.

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Shanneyganock - Set You Free
Set You Free

Shanneyganock's fourth album, Set You Free follows the very successful Scallywags and the still popular CD Live At O’Reilly’s Vol. 1.

Selections on the CD include: I’m Going To Set You Free • Dublin O’Shea • Sail Away To The Sea • One Misty Moisty Morning • Rollicking Skipper/Pussycat Up The Plum Tree • Make And Break Harbour • Red Haired Mary • In A Town This Size • Captain & His Whiskers/Four Poster Bed • Heave Away Me Johnnies • The Hiring Fair • Sweet Is The Melody • Towersey Fair • St. John’s Girls.

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Shanneyganock - Christmas
Christmas

Shanneyganock debuts their new CD for the festive season titled Christmas.

As is the trademark of Shanneyganock, the powerful vocals of Chris Andrews punctuate the recording, while the voice and accordion of Mark Hiscock give the CD it’s distinct Newfoundland sound. On this recording Patrick Moran adds beautiful fiddle, and guitar as well as background vocals and a lead vocal performance on “Snowflake”.

Shanneyganock is able to find some diamonds in the rough each time they embark on a new recording project and this time is no exception. The opening song ”The Wren” is a beautiful but relatively unknown song that will surely become a standard. “Santa’s A Bayman Like Us”, written by Wince Coles, is a classic in Newfoundland and will be available for the first time in many years. In the Christmas tradition, Shanneyganock has recorded some of the Christmas standards: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, “What Child Is This”, “We Three Kings”, and “O Holy Night”.

This CD also features “The Marvelous Toy” and “Rusty Chevrolet” which poke a little fun and show the lighter side of Christmas.

Chris Andrews wrote and recites “The Star of Logy Bay”, a Christmas story about the boat that saved Christmas for an Outport community. Chris and Mark also wrote another original song on the CD “Christmastime In Newfoundland” which tells the age old story of Newfoundlanders who want to be home at Christmas Time.

Shanneyganock... Christmas... Good Fun... Good Music... and Good Friends...

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Shanneyganock - Fling Out The Flag
Fling Out The Flag

The fifth CD by Shanneyganock, Fling Out The Flag, which was produced by Bob Hallett from Great Big Sea, is by far the strongest and best work that the band has done to date.

Fling Out The Flag follows up the very successful Set You Free and the still popular CDs Scallywags, Live At O’Reilly’s Vol. 1 & The Long Haul.

As is the trademark of Shanneyganock, the party atmosphere of their live shows carries through to the CD. The powerful vocals of Chris Andrews punctuate the recording, while the voice and accordian of Mark Hiscock gives the record a distinct Newfoundland sound.

Shanneyganock is able to find some diamonds in the rough each time they embark on a new recording project and this time is no exception. The uptempo opening song “This Town” sets the tone for the CD. “Flag of Newfoundland” harkens back to the days when Newfoundland was voting to either join Canada in Confederation or stay independent. As well, Shanneyganock put their own unique arrangements to the traditional songs “Jesse Monroe”, “Sarah” and “My Father’s Old Souwester”. Shanneyganock’s version of the Bruce Moss song “Lord Of The Island” & Jez Lowe’s “St. John’s Jail” are given the Shanneyganock special touch and sound magnificent.

Chris Andrews showcases his writing skills again and has collaborated with Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea to produce another gem, “Roving Newfoundlander”, which says it all about the special people we are.

Special friends of Shanneyganock guested on this CD. They include Bob Hallett, Andrew LeDrew, Mike Hanrahan, Elliot Dicks, Kris MacFarlane & Shelley Chase.

This CD, as with all Shanneyganock recordings, will have your heart racing even if you’re not dancing.

Selections on the CD include: This Town • Flag Of Newfoundland • My Father’s Old Souwester • Sarah • St. John’s Jail • Lord Of The Island • Down By The Harbourside • Little Pot Stove • Roving Newfoundlander • Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water • Jesse Monroe.

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Shanneyganock - Volume VII
Volume VII

The seventh CD by Shanneyganock titled “Volume VII”, is by far the strongest and best work that the band has done to date.The powerful vocals of Chris Andrews punctuates the recording, while the voice and accordian of Mark Hiscock gives the record the distinct Newfoundland sound.

Shanneyganock is able to find some diamonds in the rough each time they embark on a new recording project and this time is no exception. The uptempo song ”Don’t Wanna Dance” sets the tone for the CD. Covers of songs from Richard Thompson, Ewan MacColl, Bruce Cockburn, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg and Steve Earle are delivered in the Shanneyganock style. As well Shanneyganock put their own unique arrangements to traditional songs, “Virgie O”, “Skellera Hat”. “Capelin On A Sunday” written by a local artist Brian Walsh is given its first recording.

Chris Andrews showcases his writing skills again and has collaborated with Brian Warfield to produce another gem “Newfoundland Must Band” which in these uncertain times in Newfoundland says a lot about what is going on . Mark Hiscock also penned a new song for this CD “Saltfish Trader” which tells of times past and the history of Fishing in days of yore.

CD Selections: Heart and Soul, Skellera Hat, Way over Yonder, Blow ye Winds, Farewell Farewell, Singles, Don't Wanna Dance, Newfoundland Must Band, Sweet Thames, Capelin on a Sunday, All the Diamonds in The World, Virgie O, Saltfish Trader, Poison Lovers

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Shanneyganock - Live On George Street
Live On George Street

Ten years after their first Live recording “Live at O’Reilly’s Volume 1" Shanneyganock are back with a NEW Live recording “Live on George Street”. This recording is bigger and better than their first as they have honed their stage show through hundreds of performances all over North America.

Each Shanneyganock show is packed with the songs that the band (Chris Andrews - guitar & vocals, Mark Hiscock - vocals, accordian, banjo & mandolin, Bob Pike - bass & vocals, Billy Sutton - drums & vocals) love to perform and reflect the love and passion they have for their home province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Many of the songs on “Live on George Street” haven’t been previously recorded by Shanneyganock (Long Long Ago, Great Big Sea, Mussells In The Corner, Three Jolly Rogues, Dark As A Dungeon, Squid Jigging Ground) as well as songs which were written by Chris Andrews “The Roaming A, B, C’s” and Mark Hiscock “The Boys Of St. John’s”. Also included in this live CD is the very popular ”Grey Foggy Day” written by Eddie Coffey.

Some of their popular songs are also performed (Towersey Fair, I Had A Hat, Our Town, Fling Out The Flag, Sweet Thames, Islander 2010)

“Live on George Street” is sure to please the legion of Shanneyganock fans as well as make some new fans who love Newfoundland / Irish style entertainment.

CD Selections: The Roaming ABC’s,Long Long Ago,Great Big Sea/Tunes,Grey Foggy Day,Towersey Fair,I Had A Hat,Boy’s Of St. John’s Town,Our Town,Mussells In The Corner,Fling Out The Flag,Three Jolly Rogues,Dark As A Dungeon,The Squid Jigging Ground,Sweet Thames,Singles,Islander 2010

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Shanneyganock The Tunes
Shanneyganock the tunes

Shanneyganock “the tunes”, is a compilation CD featuring the band and their instrumental side featuring the accordion playing of Mark Hiscock. Mark is widely recognized as one of the best button accordion players in Newfoundland & Labrador and has been a huge influence to many of the younger “button box” players.

In addition to the instrumental tunes from the Shanneyganock CD’s there are two tunes featured from the Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock CD “Newfoundland” and two selections from Mark’s solo CD “The Music Takes Me Back”.

The tunes cover the progression of Mark and Shanneyganock’s maturation from their first recording in 1996 to the present. Although you can hear the progression of the music and the playing, you also recognize that the talent was pretty immense to start with and becomes more polished as time goes on.

This will surely be a treasured CD for the Shanneyganock fans that so dearly love “the tunes” and get up and dance at the first note from the button accordion.

Put it on.. turn it up on 10.. and dance the night away...

Selections featured on the CD are: Up The Pond (Banks Of Newfoundland), Creatures Of The Night/Kips Bay/Pull The Goalies, Cock Of The North / Brother’s Jig, After Hours, From The South Side Looking In, Rollicking Skipper/Pussycat Up The Plum Tree, Captain & His Whiskers/Four Poster Bed, The Budgell’s Jigs, The Jig is Up, Singles, The Old Man & The Old Woman, Buttons In The Wind, A Feed Of Duff, Beid Ril Againn - Selection Of Jiggs

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Shanneyganock A Newfoundland Tribute To The McNulty Family
Shanneyganock A Newfoundland Tribute To The McNulty Family

Shanneyganock are back with what could be a BLOCKBUSTER CD. “A Newfoundland Tribute To The McNulty Family”.

Well before the McNulty Family visited Newfoundland in the early 1950's their music had become popular on radio in Newfoundland. Their repertoire has remained as a vital cornerstone of Newfoundland music.

The McNulty’s were a huge influence and the band are proud to present this collection from the McNulty Family’s repertoire, reworked and recorded by Shanneyganock.

The impact of the McNulty Family on Newfoundland Music has not yet been fully explored or accessed but research that is currently underway will do much to remedy this situation. Their repertoire has remained a vital ingredient in Newfoundland music to the extent that it is virtually impossible to attend a kitchen party where McNulty songs and tunes will not be heard.

This selection by Shanneyganock will introduce a new generation to the McNulty’s music and remind the older crowd of just how fine that music was and is!

“A Newfoundland Tribute To The McNulty Family” is sure to please the legion of Shanneyganock fans as well as make some new fans who love Newfoundland / Irish style entertainment.

Selections featured on the CD are: Jenney MacColl, The Darling Girl From Clare, The Golden Jubilee, Mother Malone, McNamara From Mayo, The Stack Of Barley, The Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door, Daisy Belle, A Mother's Love Is A Blessing, Patsy Fagan, The Rose of Tralee, The Fighting ‘69, O'Brien Has No Place To Go, McNamara's Band

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Live On George Street DVD - Shanneyganock
Live On George Street DVD

Ten years after their first Live recording “Live at O’Reilly’s Volume 1" Shanneyganock are back with a NEW Live recording “Live on George Street”. This recording is bigger and better than their first as they have honed their stage show through hundreds of performances all over North America.

Their “Live” show was recorded and has now been edited and released on DVD..

Each Shanneyganock show is packed with the songs that the band (Chris Andrews - guitar & vocals, Mark Hiscock - vocals, accordian, banjo & mandolin, Bob Pike - bass & vocals, Billy Sutton - drums & vocals) love to perform and reflect the love and passion they have for their home province of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Many of the songs on “Live on George Street” haven’t been previously recorded by Shanneyganock (Long Long Ago, Great Big Sea, Mussells In The Corner, Three Jolly Rogues, Dark As A Dungeon, Squid Jigging Ground) as well as songs which were written by Chris Andrews “The Roaming A, B, C’s” and Mark Hiscock “The Boys Of St. John’s”. Also included in this live DVD is the very popular ”Grey Foggy Day” written by Eddie Coffey.

Some of their popular songs are also performed (Towersey Fair, I Had A Hat, Our Town, Fling Out The Flag, Sweet Thames, Islander 2010)

“Live on George Street” is sure to please the legion of Shanneyganock fans as well as make some new fans who love Newfoundland / Irish style entertainment.

Selections on the DVD include:The Roaming ABC’s, Long Long Ago, Great Big Sea/Tunes, Grey Foggy Day, Towersey Fair, I Had A Hat, Boy’s Of St. John’s Town, Our Town, Mussells In The Corner, Fling Out The Flag, Three Jolly Rogues, Dark As A Dungeon, The Squid Jigging Ground, Sweet Thames, Singles, Islander 2010

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Newfoundland & Labrador Journey DVD - Shanneyganock & Gerry Boland
Newfoundland & Labrador Journey DVD

Long time friends Gerry Boland and Chris Andrews often talked about combining the music of Shanneyganock with highlights from the thousands of hours of video footage Gerry had filmed over the decades.

Journey over land, sea and air, through the lens of Gerry Boland. Four decades of beautiful scenery showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador at it’s most majestic, natural and untouched.

“Journey” is more of a collection than a film- showcasing selections of footage covering all corners of Newfoundland & Labrador. Much of the footage is made up of clips that were shot for shows and films, but in the end wasn’t used because it didn’t fit into the timing of the story that was needed at that time. Magical moments, often times left on the editing floor, have been unearthed and for the first time seen by the public.

Join us on this “Journey” over the shores of Newfoundland & Labrador as we rant and roar to the soundtrack of Shanneyganock.

A must have DVD for Newfoundlanders & Labradorians and all lovers of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Selections on the DVD include:Newfoundland Must Band, A Feed Of Duff, Roving Newfoundlander, Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder, Banks Of Newfoundland, I’se Da Bye, The Old Man & The Old Woman, Saltfish Trader, The Land God Gave To Cain, Beid Ril Againn, Daddy Shot The Cat, After Hours, Down By The Harbourside, The Old Polina, Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water

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Simani - Outport & Sea
Simani - Outport & Sea

The Newfoundland musical duo, SIMANI, have been a cornerstone in traditional Newfoundland music. Formed in 1977 by Bud Davidge and Sim Savory, their music helped keep our unique heritage alive by putting old stories to song and recording local jigs and reels, many that have never before been recorded.

Nearly all of SIMANI's recorded songs are originals, written by Bud Davidge who was also the vocalist for the group. Sim Savory is a gifted musician, being a master of many instruments, as well as a very talented sound engineer.

In a musical career that lasted from 1977 to 1997, SIMANI were stars with major radio airplay and sold out shows wherever they performed. Since their first recording “Saltwater Cowboys” in 1981, they have produced 12 recordings.

Unfortunately for the Newfoundland music scene Sim passed away in 2010 but Bud is still releasing solo recordings.

On this SIMANI compilation, we are presenting the most popular Outport & Sea songs that capture The Magic That Is “SIMANI”

This compilation of songs about the Outports and the Sea defines Newfoundlanders and their everyday experiences of the hard life but good life that is associated with being somewhat isolated.

People were more resourceful and there was a greater sense of community and working together sometimes even when there was tragedy from living and working around and on the sea.

The song “Tribute To The Lady Anderson” was never released on a SIMANI LP and was only ever available on a recording “Fortune Bay Musicians”. This may be the first time that many SIMANI fans will ever hear this recording.

Selections featured on the CD are: Outport People, Haven Of Mine, The Loss Of The Marion, Old Man’s Accordian, Taking Gear In The Night, Heaven By Sea, Island Of Mine, It Could Be Worse, The Loss Of Truxton and Pollux, Men Who Go Down To The Sea, Look At Her Blow, Newfoundland Treasures, Hibernia Waltz, Keep Our Spirit Alive, Chapel Walls, Ol` Cane, The Ballad Of Mildred Baxter, Tribute To The Lady Anderson, I`se Da Boy

SIMANI - Favourites
Favourites

The Newfoundland musical duet, SIMANI, have been a cornerstone in traditional Newfoundland music. Formed in 1977 by Bud Davidge and Sim Savory, their music helped keep our unique heritage alive by putting old stories to song and recording local jigs and reels, many that have never before been recorded. There is no doubt that SIMANI are a household name in Newfoundland and Labrador and surely there is a recording or two of SIMANI in virtually every house in the province, as well as in many expatriate Newfoundlander’s homes around the world.

It is rumored the name SIMANI was derived from someone asking Bud, who was playing that night at the local Lions Club? Bud replied, "Sim and I". By the time the music began that night, the name was already set.

Nearly all of SIMANI's recorded songs are originals, written by Bud Davidge who was also the vocalist for the group. Sim Savory is a gifted musician, being a master of many instruments, as well as a very talented sound engineer. That variety of talent worked very well for SIMANI and it showed in the quality of their recordings.

In a musical career that lasted from 1977 to 1997, SIMANI were stars with major radio airplay and sold out shows wherever they performed. Since their first recording “Saltwater Cowboys” in 1981, they have produced 12 recordings. To their credit SIMANI defined a sound that became predominant in many recording that were done in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1980's. Their first few albums were recorded at Clode Sound in Stephenville and the remainder recorded at Sim's studio in Belleoram.

SIMANI have given up touring but are still working toward the advancement of traditional Newfoundland music with Bud and Sim releasing individual recording projects over the past few years.

In 2002 SIMANI (Bud & Sim) were recognized for their long term contributions to the East Coast Music Industry by being presented with the Stompin' Tom Award at the East Coast Music Awards. SIMANI have many signature songs and on this SIMANI compilation, we are presenting the most popular songs that capture.........The Magic That Is “SIMANI”

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Any Mummers Allowed In? - Simani
Any Mummers Allowed In?

From the first knock on the door of the recording “Any Mummers Allowed In?” everyone was ready and knew that what SIMANI recorded was destined to become a classic.

Their LP “Christmas Fancy” was recorded in 1984 and “The Mummers Song”, as most people referred to it as, instantly became the most popular Christmas song ever recorded, performed or played in Newfoundland and Labrador. By this time SIMANI were already very popular and had recorded two previous LP’s “Saltwater Cowboys” and “Heaven By Sea”. After the release of the “Mummers Song” they were now major Newfoundland stars! The songs on “Christmas Fancy” as with most all of their recordings were written by Bud Davidge and Sim Savory made them shine with his instrumentation and production.

In 1993 SIMANI recorded another Christmas LP “Ooh! Christmas Tree” and the tradition continued with Bud Davidge writing all but one of the of the songs for the LP and Sim Savory contributing two instrumentals and most of the music..

Both these recordings have been available ever since and this year, some twenty six years after the original recording, we have decided to combine both recordings on one CD and include three Bonus Tracks, two of which were recorded live “Old Christmas Card” and “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S“ and have never been released before and a newer recording of Bud Davidge with Leanne Chaulk “Christmas Eve With You”.

Sadly, early in 2010, Sim Savory was taken from us much too early after a long illness. He will be missed BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Selections on the CD include:Any Mummers Allowed In?, Promises To Keep, Crooked Stovepipe, Santa Just Might Not, One Wish, Christmas Fancy, Little Christmas Dream, Minnie White Medley, Changing Toys, Merry Christmas, World, Ooh! Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas, I Love You, Sally’s Jig/Cock Of The North, The Greatest Story, Jeannie Johannah, Bound For The Time, Nativity, Harvey’s Christmas Jig, New Year’s Dream, No Chimney He Can’t Climb, Christmas Eve With You(Bud Davidge & Leanne Chaulk), Old Christmas Card(Live Version), C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S(Live Version)

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Snook - My Gift Someone Else's Money (Christmas)
My Gift Someone Else's Money

Rrrrright on it's Snook's own Christmas CD!

18 tracks and 45 minutes of wicked-altogether parodies and holiday comedy classics. The perfect gift from home.

"A yuletide laugh and a half!" - Dougie

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Snook’s Wicked DVD
Snook's Wicked DVD

Here it is! A Complete collection of classic Snook comedy on DVD. Includes both smash-hit home videos Snook Unzipped and Sincerely, Snook plus new Music Videos, extended SNOOK interviews, a taste of commentary and more!

Over 2 ½ hours of cut-up corner-boy wit straight from downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland. Screen menus and scene selection make finding your favourite Snook bits ”Rrright on!”

“So funny I almost ruined my couch!” - Dougie

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Snook's Childhood
Snook's Childhood

Snook's back! And this time he’s cutting up a bunch of well-loved kids’ tunes with his new CD Snook's Childhood (or Snook Ruins a bunch of Kids’ Songs).

Everyone’s favourite kids’ songs are delivered the way only Snook can. This collection of parodies is sure to entertain kids and parents alike, as they laugh and sing along with Snook.

A Snook Christmas Concert is scheduled and selling fast at the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre in December to further support sales of the CD, and an official launch and in-store signing sessions are also being planned.

The Snook character is widely recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador, as shown by sales of Snook’s Christmas CD My Gift .. Somebody Else’s Money and Snook's Wicked DVD.

Selections include: Billy Boot? • Moonshine / Ol’ MacDonald • Hole In My Dory • Itsy Bitsy Spider • Six Little Townies • Teddy Bears Grub Job • Oh, Dear • Ten Little Onions • Twinkle, Twinkle A B Sheep • This Ol’ Man • Chubbly Pear • Hey Diddle Fiddle • If You’re Something • Home Can Be Strange • Wear a Parka • Horsee • Pop Got The Measles • Lullaby • 20. Jerry Had A Little Scam • Song Is Turning • Dougie and the Dog.

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Snook's Christmas Concert
Snook's Christmas Concert

The Snook character is widely recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador, as shown by sales of Snook’s Christmas CD My Gift .. Somebody Else’s Money, Snook's Childhood and Snook's Wicked DVD.

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Snook - Another Snook's Christmas
Another Snook's Christmas

SNOOK’S BACK!, with another CD of Christmas goodies written and delivered as only he can.

None of the Christmas standards are sacred and Snook finds a way to twist them so that you will be laughing and cracking up as you listen and sing along.

The first Snook Christmas CD “My Gift Someone Else’s Money” was so well received that a follow up just had to be done. Three years in the making we now have the highly anticipated CD “Another Snook’s Christmas - Right Price, Easy To Mail”

Snook will be hyper active this fall promoting the release of “Another Snook’s Christmas” with a major television buy in Newfoundland & Labrador. There will also be a strong print campaign in all local papers and magazines (Herald, Downhomer, Current, etc.), and all local TV and radio shows are being confirmed for on-air interviews. Snook will also be doing his weekly “comic-commentaries” on NTV.

A Snook Christmas Concert is scheduled at Holy Heart Auditorium in December to further support sales of the CD, and an official launch and in-store signing sessions are also being planned.

The Snook character is widely recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador, as shown by sales of Snook’s Christmas CD “My Gift .. Somebody Else’s Money”, “SNOOK’s Wicked DVD” and “Snook’s Christmas Concert DVD”
Selections on the CD include: Intro, Harsh, Shallow World, Good Thing Dental Floss, Oh Come All Ye Hateful, I Saw Dougie Missin’ Santa Claus, Cheery Liddle Christmas, Dougie’s Hunting Bullies, Whose Child Is This?, Walkin’ ‘Round In Wicked Underwear, Stay Away From That Stranger, First Christmas, Check The Mall For The Big Dolly, Three G Strings, Soy To The World, Oh Poker Night, Ding Dong Merrily I’m High, I Went Downtown While Bette Made Ham, I’ts Over, Never Mind, Goodbye, Bonus Track - Oh Christmas Tree

Tarahan - Tarahan's Town
Tarahan's Town

Tarahan, formerly known as Napper Tandy, these five lads are based out of St. John’s and stem from various musical and geographical backgrounds. Diversity in musical ability and influence coalesce to create the energy that has become Tarahan, a band that engages audiences of all ages during live performances.

Whether playing at festivals, concert halls, pubs or corporate venues, Tarahan never ceases to create a powerful, yet heart-felt session of great entertainment. From benevolent ballads to driving drones and shameless shanties, the pleasure is shared by band and fan alike.

Selections on the CD include: Rebel Ship, Lucky Man, Up She Rises, Bully Boat, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Sound The Pibroch, Island Rail, En Filant Ma Quenouille, Bobby Nash’s Bedlunch, Turf On The Fire, Getting Dark Again, Ode To Newfoundland

The Wonderful Grand Band
The Wonderful Grand Band

The WGB is pleased to present it’s first classic album of 1978 - Wonderful Grand Band.Recorded at Clode Sound Studio in Stephenville, fresh from the Root Seller TV Series, this is the sound and musicianship we came to know and love in the 80's in the sensationally successful TV show WGB.

Here on CD for the first time is this vintage recoeding of the WGB with some of their signature hits including the fiddle tune favourites of Emile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard and the first appearance of Sonny’s Dream and other Ron Hynes classics. It also features two of the founding members of the WGB, Bawnie Oulton and Bryan Hennessey, who were not on the later shows or records, and the inimitable fiddle of Kelly Russell who also left the group shortly after this recording.

Re-mastered in 2010, this is a collector’s dream and a treat for any fan of the Wonderful Grand Band or Newfoundland music.

Selections featured on the CD are: 1. The Budgell’s Jigs, 2. Sonny’s Dream, 3. (Just Like A) Movie Scene, 4. a) Washroom Reel b) Joe Smallwood’s Reel c) The Humours Of Lissadel, 5. One Last Lover, 6. Maid In France a) St. Laurent b) Rufus’tune c) The Maid I Ne’er Forgot, 7. Take A Chance On Love, 8. For You And Me, 9. a) Piccadilly Sand b) Emile’s Dream c) The Long Point Reel, 10. Home On The Island, 11. Don’t Wake Me Up Too Early, 12. The Jig Is Up

The Wonderful Grand Band - Living In A Fog
Living In A Fog

20 years ago this classic LP was released and it has been re-released again on CD to commerate the occasion.

A Classic band with a classic LP... What a combination....

CD Selection: Suzie, Go For Love, Dancin' in the Street, The Merry Blacksmith, Sonny's Dream, Living in a Fog, Babylon Mall, Little Sister, The Kerry Polka, U.I.C., Ophelia, Hard Times

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Wonderful Grand Band - The Best of Vol 1 DVD
Wonderful Grand Band Vol 1 DVD

The Wonderful Grand Band is finally on DVD! Volume 1 features six of the best known comedy skits that fans have been demanding for years.

As well as the classic hits Sonny’s Dream, Suzie, Babylon Mall, UIC and many more.

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Wonderful Grand Band - The Best of Vol 2 DVD
Wonderful Grand Band Vol 2 DVD

The Wonderful Grand Band is finally on DVD! Volume 2 features six more of the best known comedy skits that fans have been demanding for years.

As well as the classic hits Go For Love, Little Sister, Spin Out, Living In A Fog and many more.

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Wonderful Grand Band - The Best of Vol 3 DVD
Wonderful Grand Band Vol 3 DVD

The Wonderful Grand Band is back by popular demand with more shows available on DVD!

Volume 3 showcases the pioneering first season of the legendary WGB TV series from 1980 featuring all time favourites John Dick and Harry, The Regetta, Bas, Fat Cow the Champion and Cream of the Best.

More WGB greatest hits including Movie Scene, The Four Poster Bed, not to mention Dickie’s Teenage Pimp.

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Wonderful Grand Band - The Best of Vol 4 DVD
Wonderful Grand Band Vol 4 DVD

The Wonderful Grand Band is back by popular demand with more shows available on DVD!

Volume 4 features six of the best known comedy skits including the Budgells, Beothucks and Walk of Khan from the finall season of the show. This season also features some of Newfoundlands first music videos Grannies, Love Is Murder On Your Heart, In The Convent and Babylon Mall.

This season also features some of Newfoundlands first music videos Grannies, Love Is Murder On Your Heart, In The Convent and Babylon Mall.

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Accordion Tunes.. Just The Tunes
Accordion Tunes.. Just The Tunes

Music played on accordion is synonomous with Newfoundland music, culture and heritage. There are many playing styles and many influences that can be heard in our music, be it the French or the Portuguese style or the Irish, English or Scottish style. All have been successfully blended to now become the Newfoundland Style.

On this CD we showcase many of the best Newfoundland accordion players in Newfoundland today. Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea fame contributes a new recording to this CD.

CD Selections: A Ewe Came To My Door/Campbell’s Farewell To Redcastle/Bell Island March • Bob Hallett, The Portuguese Waltzes • Art Stoyles, Buttons In The Wind • Mark Hiscock, Terrain Reel/Silver Bells • Bernard Felix, The Irish Set • Graham Wells, Running The Goat • Frank Maher, Maid Behind The Bar/Pidgeon On The Gate • The R.O.S.S. Ceiligh Band, From The Southside Looking In • Shanneyganock, Fighting ‘59 • Harry Hibbs, The Hundred Pipers • Ray Walsh, Fisherman’s Favourite/The Boys Of Blue Hill • The Government Rams, Smash The Window/Geese In The Bog/Mike Bennett’s Tune/Dirty Dirt • Vince Collins, Frank Maher’s Tune/John McKenna’s • Allan Ricketts

All The Best: Folk Music Of St. John's, Nfld.
All The Best

This compilation of contemporary and traditional music from St. John's features twenty seven of the city's finest musicians and groups. It is a vocal and musical tour of the oldest city in North America. The musicians on this CD include Pamela Morgan (Figgy Duff), Dermott O'Reilly (Ryan's Fancy), Ron Hynes, Kelly Russell, John White, Tickle Harbour and Jim Payne. A perennial best seller.

Arriving To St. John's • Ron Hynes - The St. John's Waltz • Tickle Harbour with Bob O'Donovan - The St. John's Mazurka / The Brule Boys In Paris • Pamela Morgan & Anita Best - The Union From St. John's • Dermot O'Reilly - West Country Lady • Art Stoyles - The Portugese Waltzes • John White - Signal Hill • Kelly Russell - The Ship Inn Reel / Bridgett's Reel • Jim Payne - The Star Of Logy Bay • Phyllis Morrissey - Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's • Frank Maher - Running The Goat • Johnny Burke - Old Brown's Daughter.

Another Time: The Songs Of Newfoundland
Another Time

A fresh approach to the old favourite Newfoundland songs performed by some of the finest musicians and singers in the province. The album has been critically acclaimed in the Globe & Mail for "challenging the image of traditional music by injecting a host of musical styles." The twenty musicians are a virtual "who's who" of the Newfoundland music industry. Contains comprehensive liner notes.

Fergus O'Byrne - The Old Polina • Anita Best - The Kelligrew's Soiree • Dermot O'Reilly - Squid Jiggin' Ground • Pamela Morgan - She's Like The Swallow • Ron Hynes - Tickle Cove Pond • Kim Stockwood - Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor • Dave Panting - Now I'm Sixty Four • Jim Joyce - Hard, Hard Times • Pamela Morgan & Anita Best - Lukey's Boat • Roger Howse - Petty Harbour Bait Skiff • Baxter Wareham - The Ryans & The Pittmans • Vonnie Barron & Esther Squires - Ode To Newfoundland.

An Outport Christmas
An Outport Christmas

Newfoundlanders it seems very much want to be home for Christmas, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the outports of Newfoundland.

This collection of songs reflects much of this feeling of wanting to be home and the thoughts, feelings and activities that are uppermost in peoples minds that time of year. The sense of family, family gatherings, socializing and the merriment of Christmas identifies the Christmas time in any outport.

This collection features two new tracks recorded specifically for this CD “The Lights Of December” by Kenny Butler & “Christmas Fancy” by Bud Davidge.

There is a nice mix of new and old songs on this CD with the very sweet voices of Joan Morrissey “Silent Night”, Bob MacDonald “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Dick Nolan “Old Christmas Card”, as well as some of the best Newfoundland artists in the province such as Shanneyganock, Fine Crowd, The Punters, John Phillips, Judy Brazil, as well as Simani doing the all time number one Christmas hit in Newfoundland “Any Mummers Allowed In?”

This collection is sure to be a perennial Christmas Seller!

CD Selection: The Lights Of December • Kenny Butler, Any Mummers Allowed In • Simani, Santa’s A Bayman Like Us • Shanneyganock, Christmas Comes But Once A Year • Fine Crowd, I’ll Be Home For Christmas • Bob MacDonald, Christmas In The Harbour • The Punters, Rusty Chevrolet • Shanneyganock, Christmas Fancy • Bud Davidge, A Lady Like Mom • A Frank Willis, Christmas In Ireland • Judy Brazil, Silent Night • Joan Morrissey, Old Christmas Card • Dick Nolan, Rockin The Rock • John Phillips

Atlantic Standards
Atlantic Standards

A collection of Atlantic Canada's best music!

Kitchen parties, ceilidhs, and breathtaking scenery, are the inspirations for this musical collection of Atlantic standards, which includes fifteen tracks from the highest profile artists that Atlantic Canada has to offer.

This collection features both traditional and contemporary standards and is sure to appeal to both down-homers and visitors alike. From fiddle tunes, to familiar sea shanties, to recent popular selections, this CD is sure to turn any get-together into a full blown kitchen party! Beer and seafood not included!

Selections on the CD include Great Big Sea - General Taylor • J.P. Cormier - Kelly's Mountain • Celtic Connection - Lasty Shanty • Barra MacNeils - Misty Moisty Morning • The Rankin Family - North Country • Rawlins Cross - MacPherson's Lament • Rita MacNeil - Working Man • Ashley MacIsaac - Sleepy Maggie • The Irish Descendants - Barrett's Privateers • Ron Hynes - Sonny's Dream • Natalie MacMaster - Drunken Piper • Shanneyganock - Whiskey In The Jar • The Fables - Heave Away • Lennie Gallant - Which Way Does The River Run? • The Cottars - The Briar & The Rose.

The Christmas Wish: Newfoundland Yuletide Favourites
Christmas Wish

This best-selling CD features 14 tracks covering all-time Christmas favourites, as well as some never before heard originals. The Christmas Wish features the first-ever Christmas selection recorded by The Irish Descendants, "Heading Home For Christmas" and The Fables’ powerful five part harmony in an a capella version of the classic "Silent Night".

The CD jacket features original artwork selections from Richard Steele, one of Newfoundland’s most renowned artists.

Great Big Sea - The Seven Joys of Mary • The Celtic Connection - I Saw Three Ships • The Irish Descendants - Heading Home For Christmas • The Fables - Silent Night • The Ennis Sisters - Mary’s Lullaby • John Phillips - This Christmas Count On Me • The Celtic Connection - Children’s Winter • Ray Lake - Christmas Memories • Pamela Morgan - The Cherry Tree Carol • Shanneyganock - What Child is This • The Walsh Family - What Christmas Means To Me • Wince Coles - Let There Be Room • The Ennis Sisters - (Christmas On) Ennis Road • Tickle Harbour - Ding Dong Merrily on High.

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The Christmas Wish 2
Christmas Wish 2

This second edition of Newfoundland Yuletide favourites includes 13 tracks of original and classic Christmas songs.

The Christmas Wish 2 features the first-ever Christmas selection recorded by Carl Peters, "Gift From The Heart" and Joy Norman’s, beautiful version of the classic "Mary’s Boy Child". Terry Penney contributes a fabulous recording of the Steve Earle song, "Nothing But A Child" and The Punters perform the Roger Miller classic "Old Toy Trains". RASA’s "The Coventry Carol" is a beautifully haunting rendition of this old English classic, and Shanneyganock perform "We Three Kings" in a style that only they can. Shanneyganock also performs a new song written by Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock, "Christmastime In Newfoundland". Dave Panting performs a beautiful medley of traditional carols on the mandolin, and also included are superb original tracks from Kenny Butler, Jim Payne (A Crowd Of Bold Sharemen), John Phillips and Carl Sooley (Cellar Door).

SIMANI contributed their classic song "Any Mummers Allowed In?". This is without a doubt the most popular Christmas song to ever come out of Newfoundland.

Cover artwork provided by Rod Hand.

SIMANI - Any Mummers Allowed In? • Shanneyganock - Christmastime In Newfoundland • Kenny Butler - Every Christmas • The Punters - Old Toy Trains • Terry Penney - Nothing But A Child • A Crowd Of Bold Sharemen - Christmas In The City • John Phillips - The Only Thing Missing Is You • Dave Panting - Good King Wenceslas / Deck The Halls / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • We Three Kings - Shenneyganock • Cellar Door - Let’s Bring Christ Back Into Christmas • Joy Norman - Mary’s Boy Child • Carl Peters - Gift From The Heart • RASA - The Coventry Carol.

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Cops For Kids: The Beat Goes On
Cops For Kids: The Beat Goes On

Cops For Kids: The Beat Goes On is the follow-up to the very successful Cops For Cancer: On The Beat.

Síochána, a band composed of six RNC officers, have donated their time and effort to this project in support of local children's charities. Members of the band include; A/Insp. Jim Carroll, CST.’s Bruce Mesh, Charlie Shallow, Wayne James, Steve Knight, and Sgt. Darrin Feehan. Their first effort, Cops For Cancer: On The Beat, was released several years ago and met with resounding success.

This time they have taken their efforts a step farther. The CD cover was designed by local artist Dave Hoddinott, who donated his time and effort on this project. All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go to the following charities: SUNSHINE FOUNDATION (Walk For Dreams), CANDLE LIGHTERS (Camp Delight), BIG BROTHERS and the CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND.

Bands appearing on the CD are; Great Big Sea, Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers, Shanneyganock, The Government Rams, The Celtic Connection, Neal O’‘Leary, The Punters, The Cobblestones and Connemara. Although the disc is a compilation from these artists, the four songs by Síochána were recorded specifically for this CD. The four songs by Síochána are: "Danny Boy", "Síochána Breakdown" (written by Charlie Shallow), "Rugged Shores" and "Daughter’s Lullaby" (both written by Jim Carroll).

Síochána - Rugged Shores • Neal O'Leary - It’s A Fine Fine Day • Connemara - The Pride Of Springfield Road • Great Big Sea - Berry Picking Time • Shanneyganock - Old Maid In The Garrett • Síochána - Danny Boy • I'm Looney - Buddy Wasisname & The Other Fellers • The Cobblestones - Roddy McCorley • The Government Rams - Banks Of Sicily •  Síochána - Síochána Breakdown • The Celtic Connection - Tim Finnegan’s Wake • The Punters - Candlelight And Wine • Síochána - Daughter's Lullaby.

Downhomer Presents... Instrumental Favourites
Instrumental Favourites

Instrumental Favourites (Between The Jigs & Reels) is the fifth title in the Downhomer series, which features current and longstanding popular artists that have made a special mark on the musical heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. The instrumental selections featured here cover a broad range of artists, some of which were the inspiration for the newer artists featured here. At every concert and kitchen party you will hear some of these tunes being played. Artists such as Figgy Duff, Rufus Guinchard and Baxter Wareham have brought this music - our music - to a world audience.

The Plankerdown Band - The Jig Is Up • Chris Andrews and Mark Hiscock - A Feed Of Duff  • Minnie White - Rambling Jig Rufus Guinchard - Arthur Perry's Jig Frank Maher - Running The Goat Figgy Duff - Half Door / Larry's Lancers / Mother On The Doorstep Art Stoyles - The Portuguese Waltzes Ray Walsh & Family - Flowers of Edinburgh / Maid Behind The Bar / Sheehan's Reel Snotty Var - Out Behind The House / Up The Southern Shore Tickle Harbour - Julia Delaney / Farewell To Erin Fogo Island Accordion Group - Black Velvet Band Bristol's Hope - The Harbour Buffett Waltz Shanneyganock - Up The Pond.

Downhomer Presents... Irish Favourites
Irish Favourites

Irish Favourites features popular artists, both current and longstanding, that have made a special mark on the musical heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Clancey’s - The Fields of Athenry • Gregory Donaghey - Somewhere Somebody’s Waiting • John White - Fiddler’s Green • Connemara - Hills of Connemara • Kevin Collins - Irish Rover • Bobby Evans - A Mother’s Love’s a Blessing • The Celtic Connection - Brennan on the Moor • Kevin Collins - Molly Bawn • John White - Twenty One Years • The Clancey’s - The Galway Shawl • The Celtic Connection – Risin’ of the Moon • Connemara - Sam Hall • Murphy’s Law - The Rambles of Spring.

Downhomer Presents... Irish Favourites Vol. 2
Irish Favourites Vol. 2

Irish Favourites Vol. 2 follows the very popular Irish Favourites released a few years ago. Although this package features selections that are Irish, they have become standards in the repertoire of many Newfoundland artists. The artists covering these standards range from the older generation up to the current popular artists of the day. This title will delight and entertain any lover of Irish/Newfoundland music.

The Clancey’s - Dirty Old Town • Shanneyganock - The Lark In The Morning • The Celtic Connection - Roddy McCorley • Leanne Chaulk - Irish Wedding Song • Muldow - Mursheen Durkin • The Clancey’s - Nancy Whiskey • The Celtic Connection - Tim Finnigan’s Wake • Kevin Collins - The Town I Loved So Well • Mark Hiscock - Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder • Chris Hennessy - The Bold Thady Quill • Bob MacDonald - Pat Murphy’s Meadow • Chris Andrews - By The Hush.

Downhomer Presents... Newfoundland Christmas
Newfoundland Christmas

Newfoundland Christmas is the third title in the Downhomer series, which features current and longstanding popular artists that have made a special mark on the musical heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Christmas selections featured here are old favourites that beckon the days of mummers and Christmas parties.

A Frank Willis - Hello Mom & Dad • Ellis Coles - Why Santa Goes Ho Ho Ho Dick Nolan - Blue At Christmas Angus Doucette - Lonesome Christmas The Soirees - Batteries Not Included Bob MacDonald - Mary's Boy Child Fogo Island Accordion Group - Santa's Jig Brian Burton - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Eddie Coffey - Christmas Morn In Newfoundland Bobby Evans - On This Christmas Day Dick Nolan - Good Old Newfie Christmas Bob MacDonald - Frosty The Snowman Chuck Simms - Let The Mummers In Reg Watkins - Mummers Party Jig Uncle Harry's Bar Band - Plank'er Down.

Downhomer Presents... Newfoundland Favourites Vol. 1
Newfoundland Favourites

Newfoundland Favourites is the first title in the Downhomer series, which features current and longstanding popular artists that have made a special mark on the musical heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Downhomer is an institution that is recognized by Newfoundlanders at home and away.

Dick Nolan - Aunt Martha’s Sheep • Bobby Evans - Long Long Before Your Time • A. Frank Willis - Take Me As I Am • John White - Signal Hill • Fine Crowd - Cod Liver Oil • Peter Francis Quinlan - Ladies Dart League Fight • Kevin Collins - God Bless You My Darling Wife • Roy Payne - The Little Boats of Newfoundland • Arthur O'Brien - Sarah • Bob MacDonald - Star Of Logy Bay • Fogo Island Accordion Group - My Sweet Forget Me Not • Phyllis Morrissey - Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s.

Newfoundland Favourites Vol. 4
Newfoundland Favourites Vol. 4

Newfoundland Favourites Vol. 4 is the latest in the best-selling series of Downhomer compilations, and brings a mix of classic songs and new vocals. Eddie Eastman gives us a rendition of "Sonny’s Dream”, Spirit of Newfoundland sings the Ron Hynes penned song “St. John’s Waltz” and Simani gives us one of their all time favourites “Music and Friends”, while Dermot O’Reilly of Ryan’s Fancy sings his classic song “West Country Lady”. Shanneyganock, The Punters, The Celtic Connection and Fine Crowd, some of the newer Newfoundland artists, round out this excellent collection of Newfoundland Favourites.

Selections on the CD include: Simani - Music and Friends • Fine Crowd - The Islander • Bob MacDonald - Rocks Of Merasheen • Mark Hiscock - Green Grow The Laurels • Celtic Connection - Greenland Whale Fishery • Shanneyganock - The Long Haul • Dermot O'Reilly - West Country Lady • Spirit of Newfoundland - St. John’s Waltz • The Punters - Banks Of Newfoundland • Chris Andrews - Harbour LeCou • Eddie Eastman - Sonny’s Dream • Bristol's Hope - The Cliffs Of Baccalieu.

Fiddle Me This One
Fiddle Me This One

Next to the button accordion, the fiddle is synonomous with Newfoundland music, culture and heritage. Whether it be a waltz, a jig or a reel the fiddle makes it sound sweet.

There are many playing styles and many influences that can be heard in our music, be it the French or the Irish, English or Scottish style. All have been successfully blended to now become the Newfoundland Style.

When the music starts it’s hard not to clap or tap your feet to the sweet sounds.

On this CD we showcase many of the best Newfoundland fiddle players in Newfoundland today. Patrick Moran of The Punters contributes 2 new recordings to this CD. Artists represented include Rufus Guinchard, The Punters, The Walsh Family, Tickle Harbour, Plankerdown Band, D’Arcy Broderick, The Irish Descendants, Snotty Var, Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews & Atlantic Union.

Tap your toes, clap your hands, stomp your feet or break out the spoons and play along.

CD Selections: Out Behind The House / Up The Southern Shore • Rufus Guinchard, Pussycats Up In Plum Trees • The Punters, Teetotalers / The Ships Are Sailing • Tickle Harbour, Free Payne • Plankerdown Band, Julie Keiley/Stack Of Barley • Patrick Moran, Ned Walsh Tunes • The Walsh Family, Jigs: Dr. Keiley-O/Whe're you goin' me silly old man/ Kerry Slide • D'Arcy Broderick, Mister O'Rourke's Reels • The Irish Descendants, Sandymorrissette • The Punters, Flowers Of Edinburgh / Little Beggarman • Snotty Var, Boys In The Bunkhouse/ Hogan's Corner / Connor's Horse • Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews, Drowsy Maggie • Atlantic Union

Homebrew
Homebrew

Homebrew is a very successful traditional show produced by KIXX radio. The range of songs on this CD reflects the diversity of the artists and songs that are heard on the show. Four of the songs on this CD were recorded specifically for this package and are only available on this CD.

Cover artwork provided by Joan Blackmore Thistle.

Shanneyganock - Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway • The Celtic Connection - Molly Bawn • Fine Crowd - Theresa Maria • Wince Coles - Poppy • Billy Diamond - Matty Groves • Murphy's Law - The Wreck Off Point Amour • SIMANI - Music & Friends • Bobby Evans - Jig One On The Sly • The Ennis Sisters - Lord Of The Dance • The Fables - Spanish Lady • Jim Payne, Janice Spence & Fergus O'Byrne - Wave Over Wave Kilkenny Krew - Cobbler Denielle Hann - No Longer My Kind.

Homebrew 2
Homebrew 2

Homebrew 2 followed up the very successful Homebrew, and again the range of songs on this compilation reflects the diversity of the artists and songs that you hear on the very successful radio show "Homebrew".

Homebrew 2 encompasses 5 brand new tracks and 4 recorded specifically for this project, and are only available on this CD.

Cover artwork provided by Jack Devereaux.

Ray Lake - There's Gonna Be A Time Tonight • Eriksson's Sage - We'll Rant & We'll Roar • Mark Hiscock - Fishin' In A Dory • Rod Jackson - Bubbles In The Glass • Kenny Butler - To Have And Hold • Neal O'Leary - One Road • The Government Rams - Salonika • Shanneyganock - The Islander • Anchor's Away - All For Me Grog • The Masterless Men - I Wish I Had Someone To Love Me • Atlantic Union - Three Score And Ten • John Phillips -  Another George Street Night • Roger Barrow - The Visitor • The Celtic Connection - The Shores Of Newfoundland • Gerard Hamilton - Poppy I Love You.

Homebrew 3
Homebrew 3

Following in the footsteps of the immensely successful CDs Homebrew and Homebrew 2, Homebrew 3 encompasses 4 brand new tracks and 2 recorded specifically for this project, and are only available on this CD.

Cover artwork provided by Rod Power.

Sons Of Erin - It’s Good To See You • Kenny Butler & Carl Peters - Whiskey In The Jar • The Cobblestones - Feet Of A Dancer • Joy Norman - Cape Shore Lady • A. Frank Willis - Take Me As I Am • The Government Rams - I Had A Hat • Fine Crowd - Cod Liver Oil • Chris Andrews - Harbour LeCou • The Celtic Connection - Haul Her Along • Mark Hiscock - Between Two Trees • Terry Penney - Midnight And The Moon.

Homebrew 4
Homebrew 4

Homebrew 4 encompasses 5 brand new tracks and 3 recorded specifically for this album, and only available on this package: "The Sealer’s Song" by Sean Lidster, "Hard, Hard Times" by Terry Penney, and "Raglan Road" by Jackie Sullivan.

Cover artwork provided by Jason Jenkins.

Other selections on the CD include: The Punters - Galway Girl • Mark Hiscock - The Music Takes Me Back • Shanneyganock - Our Town • Tickle Harbour - The Warlike Lads Of Russia • Kevin Collins - Will They Lie There Evermore • The Navigators - Dance And Sing • Shanneyganock - Courtin’ In The Kitchen • Erin’s Call - Widow’s Walk • The Celtic Connection - Tim Finnegan’s Wake • The Cormiers – Moving.

Homebrew 5
Homebrew 5

The Homebrew series has been the most successful series of CDs in Newfoundland and Labrador, with sales in excess of 40,000 units. Homebrew 5 includes 4 brand new tracks and 1 recorded specifically for Homebrew 5. "Newfoundland Summer’s Day" by Sean Lidster is only available on this package.

Other selections on the CD include: The Cobblestones - Up She Goes • Shanneyganock - Dublin O’Shea • The Masterless Men - The Mingulay Boat Song • Terry Penney - Accident • Neal O'Leary - Have You Ever Fell In Love • The Punters - Brown Eyed Handsome Man • The Fables - O’Brien • Shanneyganock - 45 Years • Dave & Aubrey - Bartender’s Sweetheart • Bristol's Hope - Rubber Boots • Ocean Skye - Days Gone By • Shawn Wiseman - Take The Lassie By The Hand.

Cover artwork provided by: R.M. Snow.

Also available on cassette.

Homebrew 6
Homebrew 6

Following in the footsteps of the immensely successful Homebrew 1 - 5 and (with total sales in excess of 50,000 units in Newfoundland and Labrador), Homebrew 6 is destined to be even better.

Homebrew is a very successful concept that we have taken and turned into a package of songs that you would hear on any of the traditional shows that are on our local radio stations, and at kitchen parties all over the province. The range of songs and artists on this CD reflects the broad diversity of talent this province has to offer.

One of the songs on this CD was recorded specifically for this package and is currently only available on this CD. Shanneyganock’s version of the Jud Strunk song “ A Daisy A Day” was popular in the mid 70’s but to our knowledge has never been recorded by any other artist, especially a traditional artist, and is destined to become another classic Shanneyganock song. This song is sure to evoke memories from the baby boomer generation and expose the younger audience to this great song.

Also featured are songs that have had limited exposure outside of the Avalon Peninsula region. “Patty Ryan” by Dungarvan which was written recently by a young fellow (Gerard Murphy) from Marystown and “My Great Uncle Heb” by Rik Barron & Dave Panting are such examples.

As well, this package features some old classic songs. “Heave Away”, “The Northern Lights Of Labrador”, “We’ll Rant & We’ll Roar”, and some newer songs that are becoming classics: “When We Was Boys”, “I Had But 50 Cents” and “Up At The Cabin”. Also featured is the Land & Sea theme from Sandy Morris “On The Beach”.

The diversity of the package is quite broad featuring artists ranging from The Punters, Ray Lake, Shanneyganock, A Crowd Of Bold Sharemen, Terry Penney, Dungarvan, The Fables, Barron & Panting, Wince Coles, Sandy Morris, and RASA.

Selections on the CD: Shanneyganock - A Daisy A Day • The Fables - Heave Away • A Crowd Of Bold Sharemen - When We Was Boys • Dungarvan - Patty Ryan • The Punters - I Had But 50 Cents • Terry Penney - Sailor • Ray Lake - The Boys Are Comin’ In • Sandy Morris - On The Beach (Land and Sea Theme) • Shanneyganock - Twice Daily • RASA - The Northern Lights Of Labrador • Chris Andrews, Tom Nemec, Mark Hiscock, Mike Hanrahan, Con O’Brien, Alan Doyle, Fred Jorgensen, Larry Foley - We'll Rant & We'll Roar • Barron & Panting - My Great Uncle Heb • Wince Coles - Up At The Cabin.

Homebrew 7
Homebrew 7

The Homebrew series (Volumes 1 - 6) has been the most successful series of CDs in Newfoundland and Labrador, with sales in excess of 50,000 units.

The latest volume encompasses 4 brand new tracks and 2 recorded specifically for Homebrew 7. “Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her” by Napper Tandy and “My Blue Eyed Jane” by The Fousty Toutons are only available on this package.

Selections on the CD include: Shanneyganock - Set You Free • Kevin Collins - From an Island To An Island • The Punters - Jim Harris • Neal O'Leary - While I Was Gone • D'Arcy Broderick - New Mown Hay • Dick Nolan - Aunt Martha's Sheep • Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews - Tread On The Tail Of Me Coat • Larry Foley - Somebody’s Waiting For Me • Napper Tandy - Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her • Mark Hiscock, Patrick Moran, Mike Kinsella & Larry Foley - Peter Street • Rob Sullivan & Rob Slaney - Tickle Cove Pond • Harry Martin - A Land Called Labrador • • The Fousty Toutons - My Blue Eyed Jane.

Homebrew 8
Homebrew 8

What would Summer be without another Homebew CD to put a little “Quick in Your Step” The Immensely successful Homebrew Series of CD’s(with sales in excess of 75,000 units in Newfoundland), is destined to get even better with the release of Homebrew 8.

Selections on the CD include: Tear The House Down • The Fables, Field Of Diamonds • Joy Norman, The St. John’s Waltz • Larry Foley, When Father Papered The Parlour • Anchors Aweigh, In A Town This Size • Shanneyganock, Brown Eyed Girl • The Celtic Connection, Saltwater Joys • Jackie Sullivan Black Gold • D’Arcy Broderick, Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water •The Government Rams, Squid Jiggin’ Ground • Tom Nemec, From Clare To Here • The Punters, The Star Of Logy Bay • Chris Andrews, Ashes Of Love • The 8 Track Favourites, Breathe The Air • Kenny Butler

Homebrew 9
Homebrew 9

This Summer we are “Steppin’ It Out” with Homebew 9. Encompassing a great selection of newer tracks and a few that have not been around for a while, as well as 1 recorded specifically for the recording.

Selections on the CD include: Down East Boy • The Cobblestones, Roving Newfoundlander • Shanneyganock, The Rose In Her Hair • Simani, Downtown Girl • The Irish Descendants, Take Her In Your Arms • The Punters, The Night Paddy Murphy Died • Mark Hiscock, The Roads Of Kildare • The R.O.S.S. Ceiligh Band, When The Morning Comes Around • The Landsmen, Midnight Rover • Jim Fidler, UIC • Wonderful Grand Band, Back Home On The Island • Larry Foley, Paddy McGinty’s Goat • The Ennis Sisters, Crazy Little Guitar Man • The Fousty Toutons

Homebrew 10
Homebrew 10

Homebrew 10 encompasses a great selection of newer tracks and a few that have not been around for a while, as well as a Shanneyganock song “As I Went Out” written by Chris Andrews and recorded specifically for the recording. Selections on the CD include: Benny Brown • Terry Penney, As I Went Out • Shanneyganock, Up She Rises • Tarahan, Sail Away (Schooner Song) • John Prince and A Piece Of The Rock, Fisherman’s Blues • The Punters, Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor • Mark Hiscock, The Cliffs Of Baccalieu • D’Arcy Broderick, St. John’s Floor • Rick McCue, My Island Too • Ron & Robert Kelly, Down East Day • The Fables, The Galway Shawl • Fred Jorgensen, The Badger Drive • The Celtic Connection, The Land God Gave To Cain • Chris Andrews

Homebrew 11 - Various Artists
Homebrew 11

Homebrew 11 encompassing a great selection of newer tracks and a few that have not been around for a while, as well as The Martin Family song “The Old Sunday Dinner” which is only available on Homebrew 11.

Selections on the CD include: One Road • Shanneyganock, West Country Lady • Mike Hanrahan, Streets Of New York • D'Arcy Broderick, Candlelight & Wine • The Punters, Turf On The Fire • Tarahan, The Old Sunday Dinner • The Martin Family, Rocks Of Bawn • The Masterless Men, If I Needed You • Larry Foley, Dance Me Away • Siochana, By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light • Chris Andrews, The Mobile Goat • Colleen Power, The Kelligrew’s Soiree • The Celtic Connection, Etched In Time • Shawn Wiseman

Homebrew 12 - Various Artists
Homebrew 12

THomebrew 12 encompassing a great selection of tracks and 4 newly recorded songs all of which will get a lot of airplay this summer. “No Hopers, Jokers & Rogues” will be the hit of the summer as radio is committed to play it in high rotation. As well the Andrew LeDrew penned and performed “The Ballad Of Ryan’s Fancy” (featuring Fergus O’Byrne of Ryan’s Fancy) is very timely as Ryan’s Fancy has recently released their 40th Anniversary CD. Other new songs featured exclusively on Homebrew 12 and destined to be staples of the Traditional shows are “Tiny Red Light” by Mark Hiscock and a new duet from Larry Foley (The Punters) & Teresa Ennis (Ennis Sisters) of a very popular in Newfoundland song “Couple More Years”.

We are looking forward to Homebrew 12 being the best selling Homebrew we have produced in the past five years. The Homebrew Series of CD’s(with sales in excess of 85,000 units in Newfoundland), is destined to get even better with the release of Homebrew 12.

Selections on the CD include:No Hopers Jokers & Rogues • Quintal, Ballad of Ryan’s Fancy • Andrew LeDrew, Auld Skellera Hat • Shanneyganock, Couple More Years • Larry Foley & Teresa Ennis, Stayed For Reason • Navigators, Very Unfortunate Man • Allan Ricketts, Now I'm 64 • Kim Stockwood, Orange & The Green • Arthur O'Brien, Back Home • Craig Young, Tiny Red Light • Mark Hiscock, Newfoundland Blessing • Larry Foley, Liverpool Lou • Colleen Power, Buddy Holly Blues • Terry Penney

Homebrew 13 - Various Artists
Homebrew 13

Homebrew 13 encompassing a great selection of tracks and 4 newly recorded songs all of which will get a lot of airplay this summer. New songs featured exclusively on Homebrew 13 and destined to be staples of the Traditional shows are “Tribute To Newfoundland” by Kevin Evans (Evans & Doherty), “The Ship That Never Returned” by Heel & Toe (an up and coming new band), “Mountains Of Mourne” by Patricia Dalton (of Fine Crowd fame) and a new duet from Larry Foley (The Punters) & Maggie Meyer of the Bob Dylan song “Boots Of Spanish Leather”.

Songs by stellar Newfoundland artists Shanneyganock, The Masterless Men, The Once, Tarahan, Terry Penney, The Punters, The Martin Familyand The Government Rams as well as a popular song “Lovely Mary Ann” by The Harrington Brothers will make this a very desirable song collection to own.

The Homebrew Series of CD’s (with sales in excess of 90,000 units in Newfoundland), is destined to get even better with the release of Homebrew 13.

Selections on the CD include:Wagon Wheel • Tarahan, Home • The Martin Family, Boy’s Of St. John’s Town • Shanneyganock, Boots Of Spanish Leather • Larry Foley & Maggie Meyer, Tribute To Newfoundland • Kevin Evans, The Ship That Never Returned • Heel & Toe, Maid On The Shore • The Once, Lovely Mary Ann • The Harrington Brothers, Southern Shore Queen • The Punters, Mountains Of Mourne • Patricia Dalton, Nancy Spain • The Masterless Men, Towards The Sunset • The Government Rams, Not Without A Fight • Terry Penney

Homebrew 14 - Various Artists
Homebrew 13

Homebrew 14 encompassing a great selection of tracks and 6 newly recorded songs all of which will get a lot of airplay this summer. New songs featured exclusively on Homebrew 14 and destined to be staples of the Traditional shows are “Arnold’s Cove Ladies” by Kevin Evans (Evans & Doherty), “Roses Are Blooming” by Geraldine Hollett (The Once) , “The Ghost Of Maggie’s Sailor” by Angie Coffey and two songs that are tributes to the memory of Dermot O’Reilly Larry Foley sings “Ramblin’ Boy” and Matthew & Allan Byrne sing “The Last Thing On My Mine” a song that Dermot sang in all his shows. Last but not least Rex Goudie sings a Dave Panting song “Grandmother’s Song”.

Songs by stellar Newfoundland artists Shanneyganock, Larry Foley, Colleen Power, Jack Smith, The Flummies & The Celtic Connection, as well as a popular song “The Nightingale” by The Harrington Brothers will make this a very desirable song collection to own.

Selections featured on the CD are: Roses Are Blooming • Geraldine Hollett, Gulf Of Mexico • Larry Foley, Last Thing On My Mind • Matthew & Allan Byrne, Jenney MacColl • Shanneyganock, Ghost Of Maggie’s Sailor • Angie Coffey, The Nightingale • The Harrington Brothers, Comb Your Hair Flat Down • The Flummies, Grandmother’s Song • Rex Goudie, Ramblin’ Boy (Tribute to Dermot O’Reilly) • Larry Foley, Sixteen For Awhile • The Celtic Connection, Arnold’s Cove Ladies • Kevin Evans, Whiskey On A Sunday • Jack Smith, There’s No Price Tags On The Doors In Newfoundland • Colleen Power

Homebrew Christmas
Homebrew Christmas

With the success of the Homebrew series, we have decided to create a Homebrew CD for the Christmas Season.

Homebrew Christmas contains two brand new tracks recorded specifically for this CD: “Merriest Of Christmases” by Terry Penney & “The Greatest Gift” by Damien Follett. The CD also features two other tracks which have never been available before: “Spending Christmas Time With You” by The Wiseman Brothers and “Old Fashion Christmas” by Ray Lake.

Without a doubt, this CD contains some of the best Newfoundland artists in our province today. The artists featured are Kevin Collins, Shanneyganock, The Punters, Fine Crowd, Rasa, Bud Davidge, The Celtic Connection, Terry Penney, Ray Lake, Damien Follett, The Fousty Toutons and The Wiseman Brothers.

Steele Communications has come on board once again as a partner in the Homebrew Project. Steele Communications owns and operates 25 radio stations in Newfoundland and Labrador. Homebrew Christmas will have music featured in heavy rotation throughout the Christmas Season.

Homebrew Christmas will surely establish itself as a perrennial Christmas seller!

Christmas With Or Without - Kevin Collins • Do You Hear What I Hear - Rasa • The Marvelous Toy - Shanneyganock • Days Gone By - Fine Crowd • Merriest Of Christmases - Terry Penney • Christmas In The Harbour - The Punters • O Holy Night - Shanneyganock • Christmas Eve With You - Bud Davidge • The Greatest Gift - Damien Follett • Children’s Winter - The Celtic Connection • Spending Christmas Time With You - The Wiseman Brothers • Go Tell It On A Mountain - The Fousty Toutons • Christmas On The Island - John Phillips • Old Fashion Christmas - Ray Lake.

In The Palm Of Your Hand: Songs Of Inspiration
In The Palm Of Your Hand

In The Palm Of Your Hand: Songs Of Inspiration covers many of the old time & contemporary hymns that we have heard in church such as “How Great Thou Art”, “Farther Along”, “He Touched Me”, “Go Tell It On A Mountain”, “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”, “Be Not Afraid” and “Precious Memories”.

On this recording we have featured many of the best artists in Newfoundland and Labrador performing some of their favourite Gospel songs. This CD also features a new composition called “Angel By My Side”, written by Kevin Cuza, which is constantly played on radio but was not available for sale until now.

Selections on the CD include: Chris Andrews - How Great Thou Art • Jackie Sullivan - In The Palm Of Your Hand • Kevin Collins - Farside Banks Of Jordan • Kenny Butler - Be Not Afraid • Larry Foley - Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea • Janet Cull - He Touched Me • Mark Hiscock - Farther Along • The Fousty Toutons - Go Tell It On A Mountain • Patrick Morgan - Precious Memories • Janet Cull & Kelly-Ann Evans - His Eye Is On The Sparrow • Wade & Verna Harnett - Angel By Your Side.

Irish Newfoundland Favourites - Various Artists
Irish Newfoundland Favourites

Our Newfoundland musical heritage is accentuated with the Irish from whence many of our forefathers emigrated to Newfoundland in search of a better life.

The songs of Newfoundland & Labrador are very heavily influenced by our Irish heritage and the connection borrowed from the melodies and the song styling (as with many folk songs) continues to this day.

Our Newfoundland songs tell their own story of politics, work, tragedy and humour.

This first volume in the Irish Newfoundland Favourites collection features a stellar selection that reflects the Irish Newfoundland connection.

Sit back and listen or sing along to your favourite song.

Selections on the CD include:Saltwater Joys • Jackie Sullivan, Tiny Red Light • Mark Hiscock, Irish Wedding Song • Leanne Chaulk, The St. John’s Waltz • Larry Foley, Brennan On The Moor • The Celtic Connection, The Galway Shawl • Fred Jorgensen, Mursheen Durkin • Muldow, The Star of Logy Bay • Chris Andrews, Fiddler’s Green • John White, Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water • The Government Rams, Whiskey On A Sunday • Jack Smith, Excursion Around The Bay • Patrick Moran & Mark Hiscock

Irish Newfoundland Favourites 2
Irish Newfoundland Favourites 2

Our Newfoundland musical heritage is accentuated with the Irish from whence many of our forefathers emigrated to Newfoundland in search of a better life.

The songs of Newfoundland & Labrador are very heavily influenced by our Irish heritage and the connection borrowed from the melodies and the song styling (as with many folk songs) continues to this day.

Our Newfoundland songs tell their own story of politics, work, tragedy and humour.

Volume 2 in the Irish Newfoundland Favourites collection features a stellar selection that reflects the Irish Newfoundland connection.

Sit back and listen or sing along to your favourite song.

Selections on the CD include: Saltwater Cowboys • Simani, Fishing In A Dory • Mark Hiscock, A Mothers Love Is A Blessing • Bobby Evans, I’ll Tell Me Ma • Arthur O’Brien, Molly Bawn • Chris Andrews, The Northern Lights Of Labrador • Rasa, Twenty One Years • John White, Tim Finnegans Wake • The Celtic Connection, Fields Of Athenry • The Clancey’s, Squid Jigging Ground • Tom Nemec, The Cliffs Of Baccalieu • D’Arcy Broderick, Pat Murphy’s Meadow • Bob MacDonald

Irish Newfoundland Favourites Vol 3 - Various Artists
Irish Newfoundland Favourites Vol 3

Our Newfoundland musical heritage is accentuated with the Irish from whence many of our forefathers emigrated to Newfoundland in search of a better life.

The songs of Newfoundland & Labrador are very heavily influenced by our Irish heritage and the connection borrowed from the melodies and the song styling (as with many folk songs) continues to this day.

Our Newfoundland songs tell their own story of politics, work, tragedy and humour.

Volume 3 in the Irish Newfoundland Favourites collection features a stellar selection that reflects the Irish Newfoundland connection.

Sit back and listen or sing along to your favourite song.

CD Selection: Roving Newfoundlander • Jack Smith, Nancy Spain • D’Arcy Broderick, One Misty Moisty Morning • Shanneyganock, Tribute To Newfoundland • Kevin Evans, Dirty Old Town • The Clancey’s, West Country Lady • Mike Hanrahan, Newfoundland Blessing • Larry Foley, Roddy McCorley • The Celtic Connection, The Rose In Her Hair • Simani, Labrador Rose • Mark Hiscock, Hard Times • Fred Jorgensen, Shores Of Americay • The Punters

Johnny Burke Songbook - Various Artists
Johnny Burke Songbook

Johnny Burke (1851 – 1930) was affectionately known as the "Bard of Prescott Street." Prescott Street being where he lived and worked for most of his adult life.

He was a singing poet; he recited poems of his own composition; and he wrote verse for the purpose of historical commentary. Newfoundlanders came to see Johnny Burke as the pre-eminent commentator on the fast-breaking events of the day, an editorialist, satirist, and busker all rolled into one.

His work as a popular artist was his consuming avocation: the public ate him up. Burke's practice was to write variously humorous, satirical, witty, and sentimental ballads on current events, as the occasion arose and with all the immediacy he could muster, then print them on broadsheets and hire boys to sell them in the streets of St. John's at two to five cents per copy.

His kind of commentary on Newfoundland attitudes was immensely popular. Burke did much to consolidate opinion in his day and the public came to believe nothing in Newfoundland was really finished, until Johnny Burke had written a song about it.

Burke's balladry ranges from parodic to satiric in mood. One of his most popular and enduring songs, and his personal favorite, "Cod Liver Oil" is a parody of a popular nineteenth century Irish song. In all his ballads Burke wrote original words but no musical accompaniment, relying instead on the well-known melodies of music-hall and stage-Irish songs of the day. Burke's best-written and most enduring songs gauge the tensions of social gatherings as captured in songs like "The Kelligrew's Soiree" and "The Trinity Cake”. J

ohnny Burke's songs became very well known, due in part to the broadsheets and songsters that he printed and sold as well as through local publications, the Gerald S Doyle Songbooks and the great oral tradition of folk music. And to this day Burke's songs are very much a staple for many well known and up and coming performers in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Selections on the CD include:The Night Paddy Murphy Died • Mark Hiscock, Old Brown’s Daughter • RASA, The Kelligrew’s Soiree • Dave Panting, Murphy Broke The Pledge • The Irish Descendants, Excursion Around The Bay • Murphy’s Law, The Wedding In Renews • Arthur O'Brien, Never Been There Before • The Punters, Cod Liver Oil • Mike Hanrahan, Why Didn’t You Say So • The Celtic Connection, The Trinity Cake • Allan Ricketts, The Valley Of Kilbride • Tickle Harbour

Live At O'Reilly's: A Night Out
Live At O'Reilly's

The artists on Live At O'Reilly's: A Night Out reflect some of the best Newfoundland talent in the province today, and the best selections from the popular radio show, "Live At O'Reilly's". The CD includes the hauntingly beautiful voice of Fred Jorgensen, and the familiar voices of Shanneyganock, who are the best party band in Newfoundland today. Also featured are the Nova Scotian band Kilt, O’Reilly’s' own Allison Walsh singing a beautiful ballad “Once I Loved”, and singer/songwriters Ray Lake, Gerard Hamilton and John Phillips showing the wealth of talent that we have in Newfoundland today.

For regular O’Reilly’s patrons, this CD will make it seem like the party never ends, and if you can’t make it to O’Reilly’s then do yourself a favour and pick up the CD.

Shanneyganock - The Lark In The Morning • Fred Jorgenson - Days Gone By • Kilt - Island Kitchen • Billy Diamond - Matty Groves • Allison Walsh - Once I Loved • Ray Lake - Uncle Valley Kelly • Shanneyganock -The Dundee Cat • Fred Jorgenson - Waltzing Matilda • Kilt - Lift Up Your Glass • Síochána - Carrickfergus • John Phillips - Another George Street Night • Gerard Hamilton - Salt In His Veins • The Government Rams - I Had A Hat.

Newfoundland Drinking Songs
Newfoundland Drinking Songs

The inspiration for this CD was fostered by the Ryan’s Fancy album Newfoundland Drinking Songs that was released in the 1970s; it was about time to update the selection of songs and release another volume of Newfoundland Drinking Songs for a new generation of fans.

What is more appropriate in Newfoundland than to have a few drinks and get together with your friends, or even strangers you just met that instantly become your friends, and have an old fashioned kitchen party complete with songs, stories and dancing?!

Many of our drinking songs are Irish and Scottish songs that have become perennial favourites in Newfoundland and Labrador. On this CD we have put together a rousing selection of songs that you might hear on a night out at your favourite pub.

This CD features many top Newfoundland artists including Shanneyganock, The Irish Descendants, Chris Hennessy, The Celtic Connection, Fine Crowd, The Government Rams, Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock, Kilkenny Krew, Muldow, The Clanceys, as well as newcomers Napper Tandy.

So get together with a few of your best friends, grab a pint of your favourite brew, crank up the CD player and sing along with Newfoundland Drinking Songs!!

Shanneyganock - Whiskey In The Jar • The Celtic Connection - Tim Finnegan’s Wake • Napper Tandy - A Place In The Choir • Chris Hennessy - Three Drunken Maidens • The Irish Descendants - Rattlin’ Bog • Fine Crowd - Blarney Roses • Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock - I'se Da Bye • The Clanceys - Nancy Whiskey • The Government Rams - I Had A Hat • Kilkenny Krew - Drunken Sailor • The Cletic Connection - South Australia • Muldow - Muirshen Durkin • Shanneyganock - St. John’s Girls.

Newfoundland Drinking Songs 2
Newfoundland Drinking Songs 2

Based on the success of “Newfoundland Drinking Songs” we have put together another exceptional selection of songs for “Newfoundland Drinking Songs 2”

What is more appropriate in Newfoundland than to have a few drinks and get together with your friends, or even strangers you just met that instantly become your friends, and have an old fashioned kitchen party complete with songs, stories and dancing.

Five of the songs on this CD, (The Night Paddy Murphy Died, Those Were The Days, Fiddler’s Green, Lukey’s Boat & Twenty One Years), were recorded specifically for this CD.

Selections on the CD include: The Night Paddy Murphy Died • Mark Hiscock, The Islander • The Navigators, Those Were The Days • Chris Andrews, Big Strong Man • Kilkenny Krew, Fiddler’s Green • Larry Foley, Peggy Gordon • Shanneyganock, Dirty Old Town • The Irish Descendants, Lukey’s Boat • Patrick Moran, Chris Andrews, Mark Hiscock, Mike Kinsella, The Streets Of London • Chris Hennessy, We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar • Chris Andrews, Tom Nemec, Mark Hiscock, Mike Hanrahan, Con O’Brien, Alan Doyle, Fred Jorgensen, Larry Foley, Twenty One Years • Patrick Moran, Heave Away • The Punters, Tyree Love Song • The Celtic Connection

Newfouindland Drinking Songs 3 - Various Artists
Newfoundland Drinking Songs 3

The inspiration for this CD series was fostered by the Ryan’s Fancy album “Newfoundland Drinking Songs” that was released in the 70’s. Based on the success of “Newfoundland Drinking Songs” we have put together another exceptional selection of songs for “Newfoundland Drinking Songs 3”

What is more appropriate in Newfoundland than to have a few drinks and get together with your friends, or even strangers you just met that instantly become your friends, and have an old fashioned kitchen party complete with songs, stories and dancing.

Many of our drinking songs are Irish and Scottish songs that have become perennial favourites in Newfoundland and Labrador.. On this CD we have put together another rousing selection of songs that you might hear on a night out at your favourite pub.

Four of the songs on this CD, (Whiskey On A Sunday, Come Round Any Old Time, The Rose In Her Hair and The Winning Side), were recorded specifically for this CD.

This CD features many top Newfoundland artists including Shanneyganock, The Irish Descendants, Jack Smith The Celtic Connection,, Billy Diamond, The Clancey’s, Chris Andrews, Dave Panting, Patrick Moran, Mike Kinsella, The Navigators, Fine Crowd & Tom Nemec.

So get together with a few of your best friends, grab a pint of your favourite brew, crank up the CD player and sing along with “Newfoundland Drinking Songs 3”!!

Selections on the CD include:Whiskey On A Sunday • Jack Smith, Mortier Garden Party • Navigators, Come Round Any Old Time • Patrick Moran, The Rose In Her Hair • Mike Kinsella, Virgie O • Shanneyganock, The Black Velvet Band • Tom Nemec, Brennan On The Moor • The Celtic Connection, The Winning Side • Billy Diamond, The Fields Of Athenry • The Clancey’s, Follow Me Up To Carlow • Fine Crowd, Molly Bawn • Chris Andrews, Irish Rover • The Irish Descendants, The Moonshine Can • Dave Panting

Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party!
Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party

The songs of Newfoundland & Labrador are revered by young and old and are sung along to at many a bar, concert, or kitchen party. This collection of songs, adapted for karaoke will keep this tradition alive and will allow many people the opportunity to sing along to the music.

You too can be a star as you sing along to these great Newfoundland standards.

The collection of songs gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. We have included a few newer songs that have become standards, written or adapted by Newfounlanders.

Our hope is that this karaoke CD will provide hours of enjoyment as you sing along to these favourite songs of Newfoundland & Labrador and give you a glimpse into what makes this place so special.

We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar • The Star Of Logy Bay • The Squid Jiggin’ Ground • Signal Hill • The Cliff’s Of Baccalieu • Hard Times • The Northern Lights Of Labrador • My Sweet Forget Me Not • Harbour LeCou • Tribute To Newfoundland • Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s.

Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party 3!
Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party 3

More of Newfoundland’s Favourite songs being served up Karaoke Style. This collection of songs which has been adapted for Karaoke will now allow many people the opportunity to Sing-Along to the music.

The collection of songs gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. We have included a few newer songs that have become standards, written or adapted by Newfounlanders.

Selections featured on the CD are: Peter Street, Nobody’s Child, Heave Away, Ferryland Sealer, St. John’s Waltz, The Orange & The Green, The Galway Shawl, Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor, Shores Of Amerika, Molly Bawn

Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party 2!
Newfoundland Karaoke Kitchen Party 2

Based on the success of Newfoundland Karaoke Volume 1, we have put together the second Volume to satisfy the many fans of Karaoke & Newfoundland Music.

The songs of Newfoundland & Labrador are revered by young and old and are sung along to at many a bar, concert, or kitchen party. This collection of songs which has been adapted for Karaoke will keep this tradition alive and will now allow many people the opportunity to Sing-Along to the music.

The collection of songs gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. We have included a few newer songs that have become standards, written or adapted by Newfounlanders.

Selections featured on the CD are: The Badger Drive • Between Two Trees • The Tiny Red Light • Fella From Fortune • Somebody’s Waiting For Me • Kelligrew’s Soiree • No Price Tags On The Doors In Newfoundland • Now I’m 64 • Whiskey In The Jar • Cod Liver Oil • Tickle Cove Pond

O'Reilly's Irish Newfoundland Pub: Welcome To The Experience
O'Reilly's: Welcome To The Experience

Join us at O’Reilly’s pub for a rollicking Newfoundland time that will dance in your hearts for years to come! Live music is the rule - every night of the week. Eat and drink to your hearts delight and experience the famous Newfoundland hospitality, and you have the O’Reilly’s Experience. What more could you want!

This compilation CD was recorded on St. Paddy’s day weekend 2001 and features selections from the best Irish/Newfoundland bands this province has to offer.

What better way to experience O’Reilly’s than to catch the feel of the best Irish/Newfoundland Pub on Paddy’s Day.

The artists on this CD reflect some of the best Newfoundland artists in the province today. The featured artists range from The Masterless Men, Shanneyganock, The Punters, Crackies Teeth, Kilkenny Krew and a new band called The Navigators, featuring Fred Jorgensen and Arthur O’Brien.

Don’t let the party end! Now you can experience Paddy’s Day all year round!

Masterless Men - Shores Of Botany Bay • Navigators - Little Beggarman • Shanneyganock - Peggy Gordon • The Punters - Galway Girl • Crackies Teeth - Land Down Under • Shanneyganock - South Australia • Navigators - Star Of The County Down • Masterless Men - House Of The Rising Sun • Kilkenny Krew - The Last Shanty • The Punters - P Is For Paddy • Masterless Men - Bold O’Donahue • Kilkenny Krew - The Night That Paddy Murphy Died • Shanneyganock - O’Reilly’s Reels.

Our Songs: Favourite Songs Of Newfoundland & Labrador
Our Songs

For years, Newfoundlanders have been asking, “When will someone record the Newfoundland standards the way they were sung in the old days”? That time has now come...

The collection gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. These songs are sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today including: Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock (Shanneyganock), Larry Foley (The Punters), Con O’Brien & Mike Hanrahan (The Irish Descendants), Tom Nemec (Connemara), Erin Best & Sandy Morris (RASA), Fred Jorgensen (The Navigators) and Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea). Listen, and let the music take you back...

Mark Hiscock - Fishin’ In A Dory • RASA - The Northern Lights Of Labrador • Chris Andrews - The Cliffs Of Baccalieu • Tom Nemec - Squid Jiggin’ Ground • Larry Foley - Signal Hill • Chris Andrews - The Star Of Logy Bay • Mark Hiscock - Tribute to Newfoundland • RASA - Old Brown’s Daughter • Con O'Brien - My Sweet Forget Me Not • Chris Andrews - Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s • Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock - I’se Da Bye • Fred Jorgensen - Hard Times • Group - We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar.

Also available on cassette.

Our Songs Vol. 2: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland & Labrador
Our Songs Vol. 2

The trend, lately, has been of newer Newfoundland artists taking old Newfoundland songs and making them the contemporary gems that we know today.

On Our Songs: Vol. 2, we have re-recorded songs in much the same way that they would have been originally recorded, with a minimum of instrumentation and concentrating on the vocal performance. We have included a few newer songs that have become standards, written or adapted by Newfoundlanders.

This is the second volume in the series that we have released. The collection gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish, sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today.

Volume two features: Colleen Power, Larry Foley, Chris Andrews, Dave Panting, Joy Norman, Mark Hiscock, Patrick Moran, Billy Sutton, Tom Nemec, Janet Cull, Mike Hanrahan and Sean Sullivan & Rob Slaney.

Hopefully you will enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoyed the experience of recording them for you.

Larry Foley - Somebody’s Waiting For Me • Colleen Power - There’s No Price Tags On The Doors In Newfoundland • Tom Nemec - The Badger Drive • The Government Rams - Thank God We’re Surrounded By Water • Mike Hanrahan - Cod Liver Oil • Patrick Moran - Sarah • Janet Cull - Tiny Red Light • The Government Rams - Fella From Fortune • Dave Panting - Kelligrew’s Soiree • Mark Hiscock - Labrador Rose • Sean Sullivan & Rob Slaney - Tickle Cove Pond • Joy Norman - Now I’m Sixty Four • Chris Andrews - Ode To Newfoundland.

Our Songs Vol. 3: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland & Labrador
Our Songs Vol. 3

This is the third volume in the series that we have released. The collection gathered together here represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. These songs are sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today including: Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock (Shanneyganock), Larry Foley (The Punters), Mike Kinsella (Napper Tandy), Colleen Power, Bob Wall, Jackie Sullivan, Allan Ricketts & Patrick Moran.

Larry Foley - St. John’s Waltz • Colleen Power - Mobile Goat •Chris Andrews - Molly Bawn • Patrick Moran, Mark Hiscock, Mike Kinsella & Larry Foley - Peter Street • Dick Nolan - Aunt Martha’s Sheep • Patrick Moran - Ferryland Sealer • Patrick Moran & Mark Hiscock - Heave Away • Mark Hiscock - Between Two Trees • Allan Ricketts - A Great Big Sea • Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock - The Old Polina • Bob Wall - The Shores Of Twin Lake.

Our Songs Vol. 4: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland & Labrador
Our Songs Vol. 4

This is the fourth volume in the series that we have recorded. Our Songs 4 features some of the songs that are more contemporary “Out From St. Leonard’s”, “By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light”, Candlelight & Wine” and “Back Home On The Island” while still recording the traditional Newfoundland songs of our forefathers

The collection gathered together on “Our Songs 4” represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. These songs are sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today.

Selections Include: Rubber Boots • Mark Hiscock, Out From St Leonard’s • Hilary Moores & Nichole Kirkland, Why Didn’t You Say So • Patrick Moran, Greenland Whale Fishery • Mike Kinsella, By The Glow Of The Kerosene Light • Chris Andrews, Candlelight & Wine • Denielle Hann, Back Home On The Island • Larry Foley, Excursion Around The Bay • Patrick Moran & Mark Hiscock, Pat Murphy’s Meadow • Bob MacDonald, Bound Down For Newfoundland • Tom Boland, The Rocks Of Merasheen • Joy Norman, The Trinity Cake • Allan Ricketts, Old Flatrock Hills • Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews

Our Songs Vol. 5: Favourite Songs of Newfoundland & Labrador
Our Songs Vol. 5

This is the fifth volume in the series that we have recorded. Our Songs 5 features some of the songs that are more contemporary “Newfoundland Blessing”, “Saltwater Charlie”, West Country Lady” and “Wave Over Wave” while still recording the traditional Newfoundland songs of our forefathers

The collection gathered together on “Our Songs 5” represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. These songs are sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today.

Selections Include: Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor • Mark Hiscock, Newfoundland Blessing • Larry Foley, Little Boats Of Newfoundland • Roy Payne, Harbour LeCou • Chris Andrews, Nobody’s Child • Patrick Moran, Saltwater Charlie • Joy Norman, The Orange & The Green • Arthur O’Brien, Fisherman’s Boy • Larry Foley, The Hillsides Of Torbay • Allan Ricketts, Towards The Sunset • The Government Rams, The Galway Shawl • Fred Jorgensen, West Country Lady • Mike Hanrahan, Wave Over Wave • Jim Payne, Fergus O’Byrne & Janis Spence, My Island Too • Bill & Robert Kelly

Our Songs 6 - Various Artists
Our Songs 6

This is the sixth volume in the series that we have recorded. Our Songs 6 features some of the songs that are more contemporary “Woman Of Labrador”, “9:13”and Land God Gave To Cain” while still recording the traditional Newfoundland songs of our forefathers. The recording of “The Petit Forte Boys”, which Larry Foley heard from his grandfather, is the first recording of the song that we know of.

The collection gathered together on “Our Songs 6” represents a true cross section of the Newfoundland and Labrador songs that we cherish. These songs are sung by some of the best artists in Newfoundland & Labrador today.

Volume 6 features: Larry Foley, Chris Andrews, Natalie Noseworthy , Colleen Power, Mike Kinsella, Mark Hiscock, Patrick Moran, Tom Nemec, Jenny Gear, Singers For Fishermen, Con O’Brien.

CD Selections: The Black Velvet Band • Tom Nemec, Twenty One Years• Patrick Moran,9:13 • Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews, Petit Forte Boys • Larry Foley, Liverpool Lou • Colleen Power, The Night Pat Murphy Died • Mark Hiscock, Woman Of Labrador • Natalie Noseworthy, Fiddler’s Green • Larry Foley, Lukey's Boat • Mark Hiscock, Chris Andrews, Patrick Moran & Mike Kinsella, Isle Of Newfoundland • Singers For Fishermen, She's Like The Swallow • Jenny Gear, The Land God Gave To Cain • Chris Andrews, The Sick Note • Con O’Brien

Pubs Pints & Parties
Pubs Pints & Parties

The three “P’s” almost always means you are in for a “GOOD TIME” in Newfoundland.Get a bunch of people together in a kitchen, shed, cabin,, basement or even a nightclub or bar, pour a few Pints and you have an instant party.Add a little food to go along with the pints and you have the makings for a rip-roaring good old fashion “Newfoundland Time” On this CD we have put together another rousing selection of songs that you might hear on a night out at your favourite pub, or at a kitchen party.

So pull up a seat, sit back, sing along and dance to “Pubs, Pints & Parties”

CD Selections: Tie Me Down • Mike Hanrahan, Music & Friends • SIMANI, Rocky Road To Dublin • The Irish Descendants, Risin Of The Moon • The Celtic Connection, The Orange & The Green • Arthur O’Brien, P Stands For Paddy • The Punters, Nancy Spain • D’Arcy Broderick, The Galway Shawl • Fred Jorgensen, Sally Brown • Gullivers Spree, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway • Shanneyganock, Boston Burglar • Kilkenny Krew, Galway City • Chris Hennessy, The Parting Glass • The Government Rams

Silly Songs
Silly Songs

It seems in Newfoundland we can make up a funny or silly song about anything. Poking fun at ourselves goes hand in hand with everyday experiences.

It makes no difference whether the song is about a sheep “Aunt Martha’s Sheep” and the fate that befell her. Wacky baccy “Eli’s On The Weed” what happens when you really need a smoke. A cabin “Up At The Cabin” aah.. the joy of having a few friends at the cabin. “Peter Street” the story of a careless night on the town. Everyone’s favorite “Cock A Doodle Do” nothing to do with you! “Never Been There Before” people and places you go that you find you like and then you keep going back. The outhouse “Good Old Newfie Outhouse” cold nights and the joy of outdoor plumbing. A goat “Paddy Mcginty’s Goat” and The Mobile Goat” ooh.. the havoc they can bring. “Rubber Boots” and why you should be careful. Darts and darts gone awry “Ladies Dart League Fight” A blackbird “Where Be The Blackbird To? A tongue in cheek romp in the hay “Twice Daily”.. Always better than once.

It’s all here, real or implied! What’s life without humor? Boring!

Selections Include: Rubber Boots • Mark Hiscock, Ladies Dart League Fight • Peter Francis Quinlan, Aunt Martha’s Sheep • Dick Nolan, Peter Street • Patrick Moran, Mark Hiscock, Mike Kinsella & Larry Foley, Eli’s On The Weed • Ellis Coles, Cock A Doodle Do • Ray Lake, Never Been There Before • The Punters, Mobile Goat • Colleen Power, Good Old Newfie Outhouse • Bobby Evans, Up At The Cabin • Wince Coles, Paddy McGinty’s Goat • The Ennis Sisters, Twice Daily • Shanneyganock, Where Be The Blackbird To? • Muldow

More Silly Songs
More Silly Songs

In Newfoundland we can make up a funny or silly song about anything. Poking fun at ourselves goes hand in hand with everyday experiences.

It makes no difference whether the song is about a cat, bologna, boarding house, family tree, lack of money, old ladies, moose, chowder, a wake, bogs or laughing policemen.

It’s all here, real or implied!

What’s life without humor? Boring!

Selections on the CD include: The Dundee Cat • Shanneyganock, Piece Of Baloney • Dick Nolan, Boarding House On Confederation Square • Joan Morrissey, Eli’s Viagra • Ellis Coles, I Had A Hat • The Government Rams, I’m My Own Grandpa • A Frank Willis, I Had But 50 Cents • The Punters, Seven Old Ladies • Anchors Aweigh, Shoot ‘Em From The Road • Leaky Boat, Mrs Murphy’s Chowder • Mark Hiscock, Tim Finnegans Wake • The Celtic Connection, Rattlin’ Bog • The Irish Descendants, The Laughing Policeman • Gregory Donaghey

Silly Songs 3 - Various Artists
Silly Songs 3

It seems in Newfoundland we can make up a funny or silly song about anything. Poking fun at ourselves goes hand in hand with everyday experiences. It makes no difference whether the song is about a soiree “Kelligrew’s Soiree” and the goings on. Creatures of the sea “Lobster Never Flounder”, a garden hose “Ain’t It A Beauty” suggestive but harmless fun. Winning the lotto, everyones dream “Diddle Dee & Diddle Dum” & The Winning Dream”, death & wakes “The Night Paddy Murphy Died” misfortune caused by trying to be ingenious “The Sick Note”, medicine and it’s hazards “Cod Liver Oil”, an answer to not getting caught for impared driving “Yankee Tom”, “Don’t “Tread On The Tail Of Me Coat” unless you’re in for a row or eruption.... and many other songs that deal with humourous situations and events. Many a person in Newfoundland would tell you if you were carrying on or joking around to “stop with your tomfoolery”...

It’s all here, real or implied! What’s life without humor? Boring!

CD Selections: Kelligrew’s Soiree • Dave Panting, Lobster Never Flounder • The Brewis Brothers, Ain’t It A Beauty • Shanneyganock, Diddle Dee & Diddle Dum • Ellis Coles, In The Bushes With You • Simani, Sarah • Arthur O’Brien, The Night Paddy Murphy Died • Mark Hiscock, The Sick Note • Con O’Brien, Tread On The Tail Of Me Coat • Patrick Moran & Chris Andrews, Cod Liver Oil • Mike Hanrahan, Yankee Tom • The Irish Descendants, The Winning Dream • The Government Rams, Me Old Ragadoo • Gulliver’s Spree

Singalongs & Shanties
Singalongs & Shanties

Singalongs and shanties define the fabric of the Newfoundland musical experience. Many of these songs originated as work songs and were passed on by word of mouth, changing over the years as a result. Some have been brought over from Ireland and England where many a Newfoundland lineage began.

This compilation of well-known songs will have you singing along and tapping your feet!

The Celtic Connection - The Last Shanty • The Irish Descendants - Rocky Road To Dublin • Connemara - Now I'm 64 • The Punters - Heave Away • Tickle Harbour - The Warlike Lads Of Russia • Ron Hynes - Sonny's Dream • The Irish Descendants - Barrett's Privateers • Shanneyganock - Raggle Taggle • Arthur O'Brien - Sarah • The Celtic Connection - South Australia • Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne - Jolly Roving Tar The Fables - Peter Street • Jim Fidler - Downtown Girl • Billy Diamond - Come And I Will Sing You.

Singalongs & Shanties 2
Singalongs & Shanties 2

Singalongs and Shanties 2 further defines the fabric of the Newfoundland musical experience. Some original singalongs were penned by modern day Newfoundland songwriters and have been adopted magnificently into our culture; some think those songs have been around forever. Other original songs have become internationally recognizable and perceived as traditional compositions as a result of their widespread popularity. All of these selections are classics in their own right.

Rob Gillard - We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar • The Irish Descendants - Rollin’ Of The Sea • Shanneyganock - Heave Away Me Johnnies • Fine Crowd - Theresa Maria • The Celtic Connection - Haul Her Along • The Government Rams - I Had A Hat • Celtae - Merchant Marine • Jom Fidler - Rhythm Of The Goat • Shanneyganock - Santiano • Kenny Butler & Carl Peters - Whiskey In The Jar • Fine Crowd - Chanty • The Celtic Connection - Greenland Whale Fishery • The Punters - Big Bow Wow.

Also available on cassette.

Singalongs & Shanties 3
Singalongs & Shanties 3

Singalongs and Shanties 3 defines the fabric of the Newfoundland musical experience. Many of these songs originated as work songs and were passed on by word of mouth changing over the years as a result. Some have been brought over from Ireland and England where many a Newfoundland Lineage began. Some original singalongs were penned by modern day Newfoundland songwriters and have been adopted so magnificently into our culture, some think they have been around forever. Other original songs have become internationally recognizable and perceived as traditional compositions as a result of their widespread popularity.

Lukey’s Boat • Patrick Moran, Chris Andrews, Mark Hiscock, Mike Kinsella, All For Me Grog • Anchors Aweigh, Dublin O’Shea • Shanneyganock, Galway Girl • The Punters, Johnny Bucker • The Government Rams, Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor • The Celtic Connection, Excursion Around The Bay • Patric Moran & Mark Hiscock, St. John’s Girls • Shanneyganock, Donald MacGillivray • Fine Crowd, Prohibition Way • The Punters, Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her • Tarahan, Sloop John B • Kilkenny Krew, The Diamond • Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock

Singers For Fishermen
Singers For Fishermen

This compilation of some of Newfoundland's most popular songs is performed by many well-known expatriate Newfoundlanders who now reside in other provinces. Includes songs from A. Frank Willis, Peter Francis Quinlan, Eddie Eastman, Debbie Jordan and Dick Nolan.

Singing For Fishermen • Little Boats of Newfoundland • Tiny Red Light • Sonny's Dream • Northern Lights of Labrador • Sweet Forget Me Not • Ode To Newfoundland • Saltwater Cowboy • Ladies Dart Fight League • Aunt Martha's Sheep • Isle Of Newfoundland • Lobster Never Flounder • Skipper Billy's Wake • Grandpa's Motorboat • Wild Cardeen.

Songs Of The Sea
Songs Of The Sea

Being an island and surrounded by the ocean it is no wonder that the sea plays an important part in the lives of everyone who lives in Newfoundland.

Along with all the good that comes from the sea there is also tragedy. Our seafaring men & women spend their lives making a living from the sea and these songs represent topics that are always prevalent in our everyday lives.

Whether it’s “The Loss Of The Marion” which tells of tragedy at sea, “The Mary Ellen Carter” about the rising of the ship from it’s watery grave, “Barrett’s Privateers” about piracy and the many other topics about the sea and its perils and joy. All these represent what is dealt with on an ongoing basis for the people of this island.

Songs Of The Sea features: Chris Andrews, Arthur O’Brien , Mark Hiscock, Patrick Moran, Mike Kinsella, The Government Rams, The Celtic Connection, The Irish Descendants, The Punters, Fine Crowd, Shanneyganock, Tom Boland, Janet Cull.

Selections on the CD include: Cliffs Of Baccalieu • Chris Andrews, Theresa Maria • Fine Crowd, Bound Down For Newfoundland • Tom Boland, Make & Break Harbour • Shanneyganock, The Loss Of The Marion • Simani, Barrett’s Privateers • The Irish Descendants, Towards The Sunset • The Government Rams, Heave Away • The Punters, Lukey’s Boat • Mark Hiscock, Chris Andrews, Patrick Moran, Mike Kinsella, Mary Ellen Carter • Arthur O’Brien, Greenland Whale Fishery • The Celtic Connection, Shoals Of Herring • Shanneyganock, The Tiny Red Light • Janet Cull

Songs Of The Sea 2
Songs Of The Sea 2

Being an island and surrounded by the ocean it is no wonder that the sea plays an important part in the lives of everyone who lives in Newfoundland.

Along with all the good that comes from the sea there is also tragedy. Our seafaring men & women spend their lives making a living from the sea and these songs represent topics that are always prevalent in our everyday lives.

Whether it’s “The Loss Of The Truxton & Pollux” which tells of tragedy at sea, “The Nellie J Banks” about rum running during prohibition days, “Ferryland Sealer” about our sealing heritage, and the many other topics about working on and around the sea with its perils and joy. All these represent what is dealt with on an ongoing basis for the people of this island.

Songs Of The Sea features some of Newfoundland’s best musicians: John Prince, Chris Andrews, The Punters, Mark Hiscock, Patrick Moran, Mike Hanrahan, D’Arcy Broderick, The Celtic Connection, The Irish Descendants, Tarahan, Tom Nemec, Shanneyganock and Simani .

Selections on the CD include: Sail Away (Schooner Song) • John Prince & A Piece Of The Rock, Fogarty’s Cove • The Celtic Connection, Heave Away Me Johnnies • Shanneyganock, St Brendan’s Voyage • D’Arcy Broderick, The Old Polina • Chris Andrews & Mark Hiscock, Banks Of Newfoundland • The Punters, Up She Rises • Tarahan, Fishin’ In A Dory • Mark Hiscock, Nellie J Banks • Mike Hanrahan, Loss Of The Truxton & Pollux • Simani, Squid Jiggin’ Ground • Tom Nemec, Ferryland Sealer • Patrick Moran, Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s • The Irish Descendants.

Women Of Song
Women Of Song

The character of Newfoundland Labrador women was defined a long time ago by the women who took their place alongside the men in doing all kinds of hard work to keep and maintain a family life.

Many times and for long periods of time the men went away to work and provide for their families and the women stayed at home and took on the full responsibility for their homes and families.

Our women were very important in preserving the songs of their homeland and the newfound songs they learned in their new land.

The women singers in Newfoundland Labrador are a very talented group that can compare with the best anywhere in the world and we are pleased to be able to present and showcase some of them for you in this first in a series of CD’s titled “Newfoundland Labrador Women Of Song”.

Selections Include: Raglan Road • Jackie Sullivan, No Price Tags On The Doors In Newfoundland • Colleen Power, Northern Lights Of Labrador • Rasa, Once I Loved • Allison Walsh, A Woman's Heart • Jennifer Trainor, Gypsy Rover • The Palmer Girls, Tiny Red Light • Janet Cull, She's Like The Swallow • Jenny Gear, The Lowlands • Teresa Ennis, Candlelight & Wine • Denielle Hann, Saltwater Charlie • Joy Norman, Red Is The Rose • The Ennis Sisters, Out From St. Leonard's • Hilary Moores & Nichole Kirkland