Good as a Concert: A Festival of Traditional Story and Song

Date: Feb 29
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Level 3 Atrium

The Dictionary of Newfoundland English states that a concert is "A miscellaneous public performance of songs, recitations, skits, etc.". Many of these pieces were composed by community locals or learned orally from an older traditional collection and passed down through the generations. Join us for Good as a Concert: A festival of traditional story and song. The evening will feature local performers steeped in the ballad and storytelling traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador. From obscure ballads and rollicking ditties to recitations and folk tales, this is a chance to hear some of the lesser known songs and stories from our vast traditional music heritage. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Host- Eleanor Dawson Denis Nash- traditional singer from Branch Hubert Furey- storyteller Rosemary Lawton- singer/fiddler Intermission Monica Walsh- traditional singer Hubert Furey Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne- singers and multi-instrumentalists This event is in partnership with and was produced by Sing Song Inc., Eleanor Dawson and MUN Research Centre for the Study of Music Media and Place, (MMaP).

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Leah Lewis, Associate Professor at Memorial University’s Faculty of Education, to learn about her work in art therapy, the therapeutic benefits of art practices, and her current research in this area.

This a free event but tickets are required. Get your ticket online or by calling (709) 757-8090.