A transatlantic co-headline UK tour from two of the biggest names from the culture-rich maritime province of Canada.
The Ennis Sisters have grown up and gone through a number of phases and musical explorations together. Their latest album, Stages, is a return to their roots – singing contemporary folk songs with a traditional Irish Newfoundland twist. The trio are excited to be heading to the UK in February and March 2018 with fellow award winning Canadian Dave Gunning. With this double bill you can expect an entertaining evening of the best of East Coast Canadian Folk.
With multiple accolades – a Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards, The Ennis Sisters – Maureen, Teresa and Karen Ennis – are world renowned, celebrated songbirds.
Dave Gunning’s recording career is now approaching full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category.
His impressive songwriting skill has also been internationally recognised, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placing in some major international songwriting competitions.
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” The Guardian
22 SHOREHAM BY SEA Ropetackle Arts Centre
23 FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre
24 NEW MILTON Forest Arts Centre
25 SHREWSBURY The Hive
26 SETTLE Victoria Hall
27 YORK National Centre for Early Music
28 BIRMINGHAM Mac Arts Centre
2 LONDON King’s Place