Archive for January, 2011


Attention MusicNL Members! ECMA 2011 planning is Underway for the Event in Charlottetown, PEI.

January 28, 2011

This year MusicNL is offering members three different stage opportunities. See below for stage names and information:

  • MIAFest 2011 will see a collaborative stage of the four Atlantic Provinces. MusicNL must choose 7 full band acts to perform on this stage taking place at the  Murphy Community Centre in Charlottetown 9:00 PM -2:00 AM – Thursday April 14, Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16.
  • Selkirk Stage will be available for solo and duo acts only. MusicNL must choose 6 acts for the small pub stage taking place at Selkirk Restaurant located in the Delta Prince Edward. This stage will take place Saturday, April 16th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
  • Molson Late NIght Stage asks MusicNL to recommend 3 full bands acts for the Delta Ballroom stage that will run from 12:00 AM – 3:30 AM each night of the conference. ECMA/Molson will confirm acts so the specific date and time will be determined upon approval.

All Export Ready acts interested in appearing on the MIAFest Stage, Selkirk Stage or Molson Late Night Stage are asked to contact the office on or before February 4th @ 4:30 PM. In your email please indicate what stage you would like to appear on and a link to your website and/or Sonic Bids page.

Again this year MusicNL is happy to provide all MusicNL members with travel subsidies to the event. MusicNL will cover a percentage of your travel and accommodations to be determined after the event. Please also inform the office by email on or before  February 4th @ 4:30 PM if you are attending the 2011 ECMA event in order to access travel subsidies.

Any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to them.

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758

Fundraiser for The Pan African Acupuncture Project

January 26, 2011

The Ship Pub Thursday Jan 27th 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Treating AIDS in Africa with Acupuncture

Fundraiser for Newfoundland and Labrador Acupuncturist Valerie Genge to travel to Africa to treat HIV/AIDS patients

Tickets $15

Hosted by: Mark Day

Acoustic Performances By:
Janet Cull
Kelly Ann Evans
Natalie Noseworthy
Andrew James O’Brien
Denis Parker
John Clarke
Steve Hennessey
Steve Miller
Brad Power

Prizes Provided by:
Full Circle Acupuncture
Mount Pearl Wellness
Lakeview Chiropractic
Action Laser

Donations accepted via email transfer to Also cheques can be made payable to The Pan African Acupuncture Project.

Any questions or interviews please contact Valerie Genge

For more information on the Pan African Acupuncture Project please see


2011 Newfound Music Festival. Final Programmes — Evening Concerts, Featuring Steve Reich’s Sextet

January 26, 2011

Steve Reich’s Sextet (Newfoundland Premiere…) with Marimbas, Vibes and bass drums, gongs, and more – Rob Power, Whitney Rowe, Andrew McCarthy, Bill Brennan Piano and keyboards – Andrea Lodge, Kristina Szutor.

This piece is part of a festival called New Found Music. For more information on the festival see the schedule below. Lots of great music and workshops!!

Thursday, 27 January, 2011, 8PM D. F. Cook Recital Hall

Rebecca Simpson‐Litke, fl.: Piece for Flute and Voice, by David Litke — 11’

Shelley Neville, Michael Lee, Evan Bowen: Bear•ing, by Micheline Roi — 23’

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Andrea Lodge, Kristina Szutor, Rob Power, Bill Brennan, Whitney Rowe, Andrew McCarthy:

Sextet, by Steve Reich — 28’

Friday, 28 January, 2011, Petro‐Canada Hall

→ 7 PM PRELUDE CONCERT: Works by Student Composers, performed by Paddywagon

→ 8 PM Concert:

Ellen Waterman, Chris Chafe, et al.: Telematic Music — 30’

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Duo Concertante: Duo for Violin and Piano (2008), by R. Murray Schafer — 18’

Caroline Schiller: TBA for voice, by Andrew Staniland — 7’

MUN SAX Quartet: Mousetrap, by The Soft Machine (arr.) — 5’

MUN Sax Quartet: Drastic Measures, by Russell Beck — 6’

→ Saturday, 29 January, 2011, 8PM Petro‐Canada Hall

Michelle Cheramy: Canzona di Ringraziamento, by Salvatore Sciarrino — 7’

Andrea Lodge: Adventures of Piano Woman — 15’

Sylvie Proulx, Clark Ross: Funky Guitars Groove Experience, by Clark Ross — 6’

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Paul Bendzsa, Evan Bowen, Andrew McCarthy, Andrew Rideout, Whitney Rowe, Jason Caslor

(cond.): Damn, for Clarinet and Percussion Quartet, by John Mackey — 6’

MUN Flute Studio (7 flutes): Within, by Clarke — 7’

David Goudie, gtr.: Full Circle, by Andrew Staniland — 15’

Andrea Lodge, pno.: Of Experiential Fruit, by Micheline Roi — 7’


World Recording of the Year Nominees at 2011 ECMA’s With Video

January 26, 2011

Native Gumbo – Native Gumbo

Watch an example of thier work at

StahMeNah Vybz – Stahmenah Rewind

The Idlers – Keep Out

Vineet Vyas – The King of Dhamaar


Are you a MusicNL Member? Want to be a FACTOR Juror?

January 25, 2011

The next FACTOR jury round is fast approaching Music Newfoundland and Labrador has been sent a batch of funding applications by FACTOR for review this month. Juries will take place from Jan 27th – Feb 4th and genres are Alternative, Pop and Rock. Any members interested in appearing on these juries please contact the office.

If you are interested in being considered to jury, you will need to complete FACTOR’s juror accreditation process. We encourage anyone who is interested in being a part of the FACTOR jury process in the future to complete the online form. It does not matter if you’ve served as a FACTOR juror multiple times in the past. It is a requirement for all jurors moving forward to submit this electronic form so that they are on file with FACTOR. It is simple and should not take more than a few minutes to complete.

If you already have an account with FACTOR, simply login here:

You will see the message “Hey you! Want to be a FACTOR Juror? Click here!”

If you do not yet have an account, please create your account (us the same link as above), log in, and look for the “Want to be a FACTOR Juror?” message.

If you experience any problems, please contact Jen @

Please note!

The ‘Biography’ section of the accreditation form is mandatory. If no biographical information is provided, the form will be deemed incomplete by FACTOR.

While MusicNL can make recommendations to FACTOR on which applicants to accredit, the final decision is ultimately that of FACTOR

Jen Winsor
Communications/Program Officer
186 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G5
Tel: (709) 754-2574
Fax: (709) 754-5758

East Coast Music Association Announces 2011 Honourary Award Recipients

January 24, 2011

The East Coast Music Association is proud to announce the recipients of its 2011 Honourary Awards. This year’s winners are Haywire – Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award; and Elliott Wight – Stompin’ Tom Award.

“As we eagerly await East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown, ECMA is pleased to recognize two Island-based artists who have had a profound impact on the music industry in Atlantic Canada,” says Michael Kennedy, board chair of the East Coast Music Association. “Haywire showed the region, country and globe that East Coasters know how to rock – and in the process, inspired countless ECMA artists to achieve success.”

Kennedy adds that the ECMA is also very pleased to honour Elliott Wight with the Stompin’ Tom Award for his tireless contributions to East Coast music.  “For over 60 years, he has entertained party-goers, dancers, and even a former Prime Minister.”

The Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have had a profound and lasting effect on the Atlantic Canadian Music Industry. The award was renamed after Dr. Helen Creighton when Dr. Creighton received the award in 1991.

The Stompin’ Tom Award was conceived in 1993 when Stompin’ Tom Connors was presented with the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement award. Instead of accepting the award, he requested that an award be created to honour musicians who have made long-term contributions to the East Coast music industry and paved the road for many successful East Coast artists today.  The award goes to one individual or group from the host province.

The Stompin’ Tom Award will be presented at this year’s Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 16th, at the Delta Prince Edward. The Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the ECMA Awards Gala in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Sunday, April 17th. For more information on the artists, please see enclosed bios.

East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17.  The event is part of the ECMA’s mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music.

The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.


Blues Recording of the Year Nominees at 2011 ECMA’s with Video

January 24, 2011

John Campbelljohn – Good to Go

Matt Andersen – Piggyback

Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards – Redemption

Scott Parsons – Live at Mahogany Hall

The Dungaree Brothers with The Hupman Brothers Band – The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera

To view a video from The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera album click here

Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day

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