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Cheyanne Murphy sings in the Old Country session.
Donna and Eugene dance in the Ugly Sticks Workshop
Passing It On: The Baker Family of three generations perform togther
Young and not so young are welcome to join us for toutons and tea.
A Newfoundland toutons and partridgeberry jam!
One of our favoured instruments at the festival-the accordion.
A step or two...keep it close to the floor!
The Penney Folk Dancers carry on the tradition as they dance "The Lancers".
Earl Pardy keeps the music going behind stage.
Ed Corcoran and Austin Antle, two local performers who haven't missed one of our annual festivals!!

Event Dates: July 03, 2015 - July 05, 2015

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 for the 32nd Festival of Folk Song & Dance.

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’. Accordions enchants us with sounds that carry across the ocean to the countries of our origins.

A hundred or so local performers return this year for July 3rd (night only), 4th & 5th(afternoons and evenings).  Hear and feel music and songs during opening ceremonies on Friday night plus a fabulous set by "The Coastals" in fond memory of accordian virtuoso John Joe Pidgeon.  Seasoned performers with their families come together in the "Passing it On" session on Saturday night. 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 final Saturday night performance of Ray Walsh Family Band. Applaud our young folk singers on Sunday afternoon along with Songs of Inspiration. Have fun with the accordion ladies of "The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots" on Sunday night!  Program schedule will be at Heritage Run Visitor Information Centres or available by emailing

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

Box 232, Burin Bay Arm, NL A0E 1G0

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