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Ed Corcoran and Austin Antle, two local performers who haven't missed one of our 28 annual festivals!!
Passing on the old tunes-John Joe Pidgeon and Earl Pardy, mentor and avid student.
Vanessa Jackman (Eventide) and Jeff  Pittman jammin' behind the scenes.  Earl Pardy  looks on.
Earl Pardy keeps the music going behind stage.
The Penney Folk Dancers carry on the tradition as they dance "The Lancers".
The Penney Folk Dancers "Running the Goat"!
The Little Bay Heritage dancers take to the floor.
A step or two...keep it close to the floor!
Out of Placentia Bay session...resettled people "tell" their story in song and dance.
One of our favoured  instruments at the festival-the accordion.
A Newfoundland favourite...hot toutons and partridgeberry jam!
Young and not so young are welcome to join us for toutons and tea.
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Event Dates: July 04, 2014 - July 06, 2014

Description of Event

Accordion and fiddle sounds will channel through your feet as they unconsciously tap in slow unison to haunting melodies or quicken to the tunes of jigs and reels. A voice lifts a cappella from the stage telling a story in song of shipwrecks and of legends, ballads of life and love. Musicians and singers from nine to ninety, from far and near, connect in a festival of rich musical heritage.

Traditional, Irish, Country and Gospel are part of the eclectic offerings. The Penney Folk Dancers, Burin Heritage and Little Bay Heritage Dancers will hold you in time as they swing or weave intricate patterns of the olde dances: the Square, Lancers or Kitty’s Rambles, to the tunes of Ed Corcoran and Austin Antle. Step dancers magically lift their feet in seemingly effortless complex footwork, still staying ‘close to the floor’. John Joe Pidgeon, an accordion virtuoso, enchants us with sounds that carry across the ocean to the countries of our origins.

Joining the hundred or so local performers for afternoon and evening performances on July 4th(night only,) 5th and 6th will be the return of many past performers with their families in the "Passing it On" session in celebration of this our 31st festival. Hear and feel our music and songs with opening ceremonies on Friday night and featured performers Johnboy and Racquel Walsh.  Join in our "set" and "step" dancing workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to make an Ugly Stick, and how to dance "close to the floor"! .Bring a friend for a" toutons and tea mug up" on Saturday night at this indoor, nonalcoholic event. Be swept out for a waltz at the Saturday night performance of Ray Walsh Family Band. Applaud our young folk singers on Sunday afternoon and have fun with the accordion ladies of "The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots" plus the wonderful music of "Forward & Lewis" on Sunday night!  Program schedule will be at Heritage Run Visitor Information Centres or available by email. bpfolkcouncil@gmail.com

Admission Fee: adult $8/day or $20/weekend, children $4/day or $10/weekend (age 12 and under free)

Ages Event is Appropriate For: The whole family!

Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accessible.

For More Information, Contact:

Cecilia Bungay

francoservices@eastlink.ca

Box 232, Burin Bay Arm, NL A0E 1G0
709-891-2655

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Latitude: 47.102133400
Longitude: -55.196975500
Elevation: 48 FT (15 M)
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