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Tunes and Tales with Kelly Russell

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Crow's Nest Officers' Club

181 C Duckworth Street

St. John's, NL A1C 1G3

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A longstanding feature of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival, Kelly Russell shares with his audiences the living traditions of Newfoundland fiddle music and the stories of an imaginary outport community.

Shakespeare by the Sea Presents:
Tunes and Tales with Kelly Russell
Mondays at 8PM
$25 Adults | $20 Students / Seniors
Limited seating available. Advanced purchase encouraged.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
THE TALES: Kelly recreates the character of Uncle Mose, reciting the stories of the imaginary but typical Newfoundland community of Pigeon Inlet, as written and told by his father Ted Russell. The audience is brought back in time to the early 1950’s as Uncle Mose relates with gentle humour the goings on between Grampa Walcott, Aunt Sophy, Jethro Noddy, Skipper Lige Bartle, King David (a billy goat), and other residents of this small outport community.

THE TUNES: Kelly spent many years traveling and performing with legendary Newfoundland fiddlers Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, learning, transcribing, recording and promoting their music. His inherited legacy is one of labour and love as these fiddlers were both his mentors and friends. Audiences will enjoy a variety of authentic Newfoundland fiddle music while gaining some insight through stories and anecdotes about the lives and times of these Grandfathers of Newfoundland Fiddle.

ABOUT KELLY: Since 1975, Kelly has been a member of landmark groups Figgy Duff, Wonderful Grand Band, Bristol’s Hope, The Planks, and The Irish Descendants. Working with legendary fiddlers Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, learning and recording their unique music, Kelly has inherited genuine status as a leading Newfoundland music performer, appearing extensively on countless national and international stages. Kelly is an Official Provincial Tradition Bearer and a recipient of the Order of Canada.

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Crow's Nest Officers' Club

181 C Duckworth Street

St. John's, NL A1C 1G3

Canada

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