Folk fans are in for a treat as an upcoming tour brings two of the most respected acts from Canada's East Coast to the UK for a string of co-headline dates. The multi award-winning Ennis Sisters will be joined by Dave Gunning for an evening that is sure to appeal to fans of both traditional and contemporary folk music. Tour dates and much more about both acts follows:
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 Feb / 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, comprised of 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.
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
MARCH 1st 2018 BURY The Met
MARCH 2nd LONDON King’s Place