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.
Events for September 2017
A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned not one, but two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014). While originally known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once has at long last uncovered a sound that truly represents their inner artistry.
After 40 years, St. John's-based Crooked Stovepipe continues its run as the oldest bluegrass band in Canada. Over the years founding members Neil Rosenberg and Ted Rowe have taken the band through four CDs plus a children's recording with Colleen Power. Their third CD, "Just In Case", was voted "Bluegrass Recording of the Year" by the ECMA, and MusicNL named Power "Female Vocalist of the Year" for her collaboration with the band.
They have played often on radio and television, and appeared at numerous concerts and festivals around the province. The band has also performed in Nova Scotia, PEI, Ontario, and Alberta. Neil and Ted were founding members of the Bluegrass and Old-Time Country Music Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and Crooked Stovepipe has been featured regularly at its annual jamboree.
Ted's son Dave Rowe, Matt Hender and Carole Bestvater round out the band for 2017.
Island Soul Tour 2017
with special guest, Michael Hanrahan
Janet Cull will be kicking off her "Island Soul Tour" this Fall to promote her critically-acclaimed new album, "Real Tough Love". Recently selected by Los Angeles-based Singer Universe Magazine as their "Best Vocalist of the Month", the tour will take Cull to a variety of theatres across Newfoundland. The performances will culminate in an opening slot for 4-time Grammy-winning superstar k.d. lang, in St. John's (Mile One, Sept. 14) Janet being hand-picked by lang for this prestigious gig. Janet will be joined on this tour by special guest Michael Hanrahan, who's played with a host of Newfoundland greats, including the Irish Descendants and Connemara. From Janet's powerhouse R&B-style rock, to Hanrahan's innovative take on traditional, this tour truly connects with the various facets of the Newfoundland soul.
Janet Cull has 2 previous albums to her credit - the first with the Janet Cull Band (MusicNL Album of the Year, 2004); and the second (with Kelly-Ann Evans), is the ECMA-nominated "People Get Ready". Janet has performed in local musicals as a principal singer/actor, including Hair, Cats, and most recently Jesus Christ Superstar. Cull has co-produced a string of sold-out provincial tours, including FOREVER 27, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, The Women of Motown, Tina Turner and more. Check out www.janetcull.com
Since the first Irish fishermen travelled west, captivated by the promises of this abundant land, Newfoundland has been a bastion of Ireland's enchanting cultural heritage. It is a place where people still speak with the unmistakable lilt of their distant ancestors and where the rhythms of traditional music echo ancient tunes brought from far across the ocean. Their immigrant forefathers, of strong Munster stock, braved the harsh winds and tumultuous waves. By the mid-1800s, they comprised half the population of Newfoundland, leaving an indelible mark on the history, society and culture of the province. Through a unique musical lens, Cordeen will explore the legacy of the Irish in Newfoundland as they trace the story of traditional music, from songs of home to fresh new fusions.