Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight?

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  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Stephanie Payne & Marquita Walsh
  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Streel
  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Allison Crowe
  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Daniel Payne
  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Daniel Payne & Stephanie Payne
  • Who’s Darkening Our Door Tonight? Between Breaths by Artistic Fraud

Monday July 4:  Daniel Payne

The rosin will be flying, the bellows pumping, the strings resounding, and your heart lifting as one of Newfoundland Labrador’s brightest musicians takes you on a journey of songs and tunes mined from a rich musical tradition.  Leave your worries at the door and join us for an evening of traditional dance music and ballads.  Cow Head native and internationally touring musician Daniel Payne, offers a kaleidoscope of fiddle, accordion, mandolin, wooden flute, tin whistle, guitar, and voice, as well as the sound of your own feet dancing.


Monday, August 1:  Streel

Streel is a 5 piece folk inspired pop rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Marquita Walsh. The New band has been gaining momentum in the St. John’s music scene and they are thrilled to be joining the Gros Morne Theatre Festival for their West Coast debut. Joining Marquita tonight are Terri Lynn Humber and Justin Hickey of Streel for an acoustic night of original music.

Friday, August 5:  Allison Crowe

Corner Brook’s Allison Crowe, internationally-heralded recording artist and touring sensation, returns to the GMTF concert stage to share a repertoire of gorgeously thrilling Canadiana, Celtic, jazz, roots, folk, soul and original rock music that’s bound to include special selections from TNL‘s hit show “Newfoundland Vinyl“. Allison’s voice, piano, guitar, fiddle and bodhran-playing is also sure to be joined by sounds of some musical guests for a midsummer’s night full of fun and celebration. (http://music.allisoncrowe.com)

Monday, August 8:  Between Breaths by Artistic Fraud
Tickets for this show are available at https://tickets.theatrenewfoundland.com/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent174.html

A play by Robert Chafe Directed by Jillian Keiley Featuring Steve O’Connell, Berni Stapleton, and Darryl Hopkins Music composed and arranged by The Once and performed by Steve Maloney, Brianna Gosse and Kevin Woolridge.
Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his very life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, Dr. Lien would seek to earn their trust as much as the fishermen’s. He looked for the best way to free whales while doing as little damage to the fishing gear as possible. His efforts saved the lives of over 500 animals, and earned him the hard-won respect of the island’s fishermen. Despite his risky work, Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness, the suspected long-term result of a random highway accident. He passed away in 2010, but not before his body was slowly conquered over 8 years by a progressing immobility and dementia. Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage – to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further and further confined, his mind stretches itself in memories of release and salvation.

Monday, August 15:  Stephanie Payne & Marquita Walsh

Stephanie and Marquita met for the first time at The Gros Morne Theatre Festival in 2013. With a shared love of Newfoundland tradition, stories, and music, the two became fast friends and have been playing music together ever since. The have played numerous shows here at the festival, recorded a live album with Daniel, Jonny and Angie Payne, and Miranda Power, and toured the West Coast of Newfoundland. They looking forward to returning this season as a part of the Who’s Darkening Your Door series.

Monday August 22:  Daniel Payne & Stephanie Payne

A night with Daniel & Stephanie Payne is a night of musical magic.  Join this talented Cow Head brother & sister duo as they bring you songs and tunes mined from the rich musical tradition of Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly songs they have learned from family and other elderly residents of the Great Northern Peninsula.  Daniel & Stephanie will very soon be releasing an album of traditional Newfoundland music entitled Winterside.   A professional musician for more than half of his life now, Daniel has brought the music of his home around the world, performing as far away as Japan and Australia, as well as Europe, Canada, and the US and released his first solo album, Chain, in 2008. Stephanie is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician and most recently toured Toronto, Halifax and parts of the island with the March Hare Festival.  Between the two you’ll hear songs and stories from the old days and some originals, accompanied by fiddle, accordion, guitar, flute & whistle.


Tickets:  $27+HST adult;  $13.50+HST students

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Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.