Over the past five years, the Once has been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada. The Newfoundland-based band has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a Juno nomination for best Roots/Traditional album. This summer, the trio (Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill) released Departures – their first album on Nettwerk Records. Long-time fans of the Once will notice an increase of the band’s song writing credits on Departures. Their previous albums were populated mainly with traditional folk songs or reworked tunes by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Queen and the Strawbs. The new record, in their own estimations, holds more originals than on their other ones combined. Despite the many changes, the Once remains rooted in its essential musical elements – Hollett’s incandescent voice, the trio’s gorgeous harmonies and the spirited acoustic instrumentation supplied by Dale and Churchill. Both talented, versatile players, Dale and Churchill utilize guitars, mandolins, banjos and even a bouzouki to build a rich musical tapestry. Although the band has come out of Newfoundland’s Celtic-inspired traditional music community, they draw upon a range of influences that’s best exemplified by their genre-spanning cover selections.
Please join us in welcoming Geraldine, Andrew, and Phil to the Sundre Arts Centre! For more information about the Once and to preview music, please visit:
Tickets are available (11:00AM, Sunday, 30 October 2016) for $30 at:
-Little Country Cappuccino in Sundre (cash or cheque only)
Drinks $4 – Complimentary Snacks
Doors Open at 6PM - Performance at 7PM - Rush Seating
*No ATM at the Facility - Please Cash or Cheque Only*
Sundre Arts Centre, 100 2nd Avenue NW, Sundre AB