Live from ECMA 2013: The All-Time East Coast Top Ten

February 28th, 2013 → 7:54 pm @

This week, we hand the reins over to our sister show, Atlantic Airwaves, for a very special live broadcast from the 2013 East Coast Music Awards weekend in Halifax. Host Stephanie Domet will count down the Top Ten East Coast…

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The Sparks Literary Festival, Part Two

January 29th, 2013 → 3:46 am @

This Saturday we sample more poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from the dynamic and ever-changing literary scene in Newfoundland and Labrador.In the second of two shows recorded at the 2013 Sparks Literary Festival in St. John’s, we hear from Joan Sullivan,…

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Newfoundlanders With a Story to Tell: The Sparks Literary Festival

January 22nd, 2013 → 12:33 pm @

This week’s show features scenes from a Newfoundland outport during the war years, poetry about old hockey players, a glimpse of a Greek vacation gone wrong, and much more. We’ll hear it all as guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick presents the first of two…

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The Fictional Life: Newfoundland Books, Readers, and Writers

January 7th, 2013 → 4:08 pm @

Writer, broadcaster and guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick presents The Fictional Life, a two-part series featuring readers and writers in Newfoundland and Labrador.. Jamie’s guests include: Joan Clark, who reveals the perfect opening paragraph as composed by Carol Shields;Monica Kidd, explaining…

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Jenny Gear’s Next Move

June 12th, 2012 → 2:42 am @

It’s been seven years since Jenny Gear released her debut album, Jenny Gear and the Whiskey Kittens. Now she’s finally back in the studio, working on a new recording with producer Bill Brennan and her longtime collaborator, Sandy Morris. That CD…

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A Bedrock Artist of Newfoundland Blues

June 4th, 2012 → 2:46 pm @

  Forty years on, Denis Parker is still confessin’ the blues. Since landing on these shores in the early seventies, he’s been one of the bedrock artists of the Newfoundland and Labrador blues scene. Denis has had his ups and…

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Joanna Barker and the Songs of "February"

May 29th, 2012 → 12:47 pm @

And I’ve not completely growninto the woman that I’m supposed to be.But hell I’m a lot closer than I was last February. That’s the closing line from the debut album by Joanna Barker. It’s not meant as a status update…

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Sherman Downey Takes the New Songs for a Workout

May 21st, 2012 → 4:48 pm @

                                                    Music fans first came to know him as the guy with the dreadlocks from the Codroy Valley. Now he’s one of the hottest young voices in Newfoundland and Labrador music. This Saturday’s show (May 26) features Sherman Downey and…

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Performance Hour Video: Matthew Byrne Dusts Off an Irish Ballad

May 17th, 2012 → 3:20 pm @

Here’s an inside look at the studio session recorded for the May 19 edition of The Performance Hour. Matthew Byrne sings an Irish classic he picked up it from the English folk singer Danny Spooner. It’s called "The Banks of Bann."…

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Matthew Byrne Digs Into the Newfoundland Songbook

May 15th, 2012 → 3:11 am @

Though he emerged just a couple of years ago, Matthew Byrne ranks as one of Newfoundland’s finest folk singers. But you won’t hear him doing many of the tried and true favourites. Rather than treat everyone to yet another rendition of Lukey’s…

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