Artists working in a wide range of disciplines provide quality art instruction through hands-on learning opportunities for people of all ages and all walks of life. The EHAC provides workshop participants with a fully equipped workspace and a professionally trained staff to assist in whatever ways are necessary. We welcome people from all levels of artistic experience to explore, learn and draw inspiration from each other, the beauty of this place, its history and culture. We tailor our workshops to small groups because we believe that intimate, intensive learning experiences are where creativity thrives.
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Events for July 2017
July 1st with Matthew Byrne
EHAA is pleased to partner with the English Harbour Recreation Committee to present our province's finest balladeer.
Matthew Byrne was born into a family of Newfoundland music makers and his repertoire is heavily influenced by his unique musical lineage. This tradition thrives on the song-the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody- and Matthew's music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals. His repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic.
To honour Canada's 150th birthday Matthew's concert will be followed by fireworks on the beach.
An evening with Ian Foster
Ian Foster is a Newfoundland-born songwriter who has toured in Canada,the U.S. and Europe since 2007. A multiple East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and MusicNL award nominee, he has released seven albums since 2006 (currently touring 2017's Sleeper Years) , and has had his music played on radio internationally. A finalist for The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), he has co-written with various artists, including the legendary Canadian folk artist Ron Hynes. Ian's story and character driven lyrics mixed with a modern musical sensibility have been described as "a great example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing". (CBC Radio).
Alan Stein Wood Engravings
Alan Stein July 16 to September 16 Opening July 16 at 3pm.
An exhibition of wood engraving illustrations from "Viewfinder" a limited edition book of 18 poems by Michael Crummey. The exhibition includes; charcoals, sketches, working drawings and proofs from the production of this hand printed book, as well as hand printed broadsides, and pastels from the area.
3pm READING BY MICHAEL CRUMMEY
Old Blue String Band
The Old Blue String Band blends old-timey and bluegrass songs and tunes well seasoned with some updated classic songs for a tasty heaping helping of passion, pathos and pluck. The band brings together equally well-seasoned musicians Allan Byrne - guitar, vocals (the Byrne family dynasty; Blue Drop), Dave Rowe - mandolin, "bull" fiddle, vocals (the Rowe family dynasty; Crooked Stovepipe; numerous other bands; propriety or O’Brien’s Music) and Scott Schillereff - clawhammer banjo, hammered dulcimer, vocals (steeped in Appalachian tradition; Tickle Harbour; Atlantic Union; and Newfoundlander by choice).