Newfoundland (or Newfoundland the Band as they are known in some areas) are a traditional / contemporary / folk band from the South East of Ireland
The band hail from the South East of Ireland and got their name from the connection between their home region and Canada’s Newfoundland, where many Irish emigrants settled long ago.
With all the members of the band being vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, Newfoundland have created a signature sound that they have become well known for, putting their own stamp on traditional and contemporary tunes as well as creating their own original pieces blended with trad and contemporary folk elements.
The band has a very wide ranged musical repertoire with vast experience and knowledge in the traditional musical world of folklore, legends and Irish emigration stories of times past, along with individually holding a rich and talented history in music, performance and entertaining.
The group consists of Michael Grace (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, percussion), Evan Grace (vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin), Cliodhna Gahan (vocals, percussion), Paul O’Shea (drums, percussion, vocals), with guest (‘honorary’) members Tony Dunne (accordion, bodhrán), Rowan Sherlock (violin, viola, keys). Tommy Keating (flute, violin, vocals) and Anthony Roche (Flute)
Newfoundland have appeared on Canadian television, national Norwegian radio and have headlined at Asia’s largest St Patrick’s Day Ball in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, as well as appearing live in some amazing venues, festivals, weddings and corporate settings all over Ireland as well as across Europe.
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