Newfoundland are a traditional/folk/contemporary fusion band hailing from the South East of Ireland.
The band got their name from the connection between their home region and Canada’s Newfoundland, where many Irish (esp from the South East of Ireland) emigrants settled long ago.
With all band members being both vocalists & multi-instrumentalists, Newfoundland have created a sound that they have become known for, putting their own stamp on traditional and contemporary tunes as well as creating their own original pieces blended with trad and contemporary folk elements.
The group consists of Evan Grace (vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin), Michael Grace (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, percussion), Cliodhna Gahan (vocals, percussion, bodhrán), Paul O’Shea (drums, percussion, vocals) with honorary members added to the line-up depending on the set and venue (violin, flute & accordion).
The band has a very wide ranged musical repertoire with vast experience and knowledge in the traditional musical world of folklore, legends and Irish emigration stories of times past, along with individually holding a rich and talented history in music, performance and entertaining.
Newfoundland has headlined the 3rd stage at the famous Feis Festival in Liverpool (largest collective of Irish musicians in one festival, ever!) and have appeared on Canadian television and national Norwegian radio, played to the Irish Embassy in Malaysia - as well as appearing live in some amazing venues, festivals and corporate settings across Europe including Denmark, Germany, Holland and the list goes on…