Newfoundland’s ‘The Once’ Touring Throughout Ontario and Western Canada, play Kelowna Feb. 19th

After playing a great show in Kelowna this past March, The Once return to Kelowna on Feb. 19th at the Minstrel Cafe

Hot on the heels of a successful tour of Ireland and the UK, Newfoundland folk trio, The Once, are bringing their award winning sound to Ontario and Western Canada this winter.

Without question, The Once is one of the most exciting, promising and gifted musical groups to emerge from Newfoundland & Labrador in decades. In a relatively short time, they have carved out an important place in Canada’s musical and cultural fabric. The Once garner large, enthusiastic audiences at home and abroad and their reputation as kind and gracious performers is met equally with fantastic musicianship and effortless chemistry.

It has been a successful few years for the group with five Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards, three Canadian Folk Music Awards, an East Coast Music Award for Group Recording of the Year (2011) and a Juno nomination for Roots/Traditional album of the Year (2012). Most recently, the trio was nominated for three 2013 East Coast Music Awards. The Once are a well traveled bunch, headlining shows right across Canada, Britain, Ireland, Denmark and Australia.

The Once have captured the country’s attention with their heartfelt delivery of both original and traditional Newfoundland songs. ‘Row Upon Row of the People They Know’ is their second full length album and was released on Borealis Records in the fall of 2011. Based on the classic folk trios of the sixties, the band marries Americana and indie-folk sounds with the traditional flavours of Newfoundland. The result is something both serene and majestic, a side of Newfoundland music rarely heard outside its Island home.

For More information on The Once:

Ontario & Western Canada Tour Dates:

Feb 6: Parry Sound, ON
Charles W. Stockey Centre

Feb 7: Haliburton, ON
Northern Lights Pavillion

Feb 9: Turner Valley, AB
Beneath the Arch

Feb 11: Regina, SK
Creative City Centre

Feb 12: Saskatoon, SK
The Bassment

Feb 15-17: Whitehorse, YT
Frostbite Festival

Feb 19: Kelowna, BC
Minstrel Cafe

Feb 20: Vancouver, BC
Railway Club

Feb 23: Calgary, AB
Ironwood Stage and Grill

Feb 26: Fort Nelson, BC
Phoenix Theatre

Feb 27: Grand Prairie, AB
Second Street Theatre

Feb 28: Fort St. John, BC
North Peace Cultural Centre

March 1: Sherwood Park, AB
Festival Place

March 2: Calgary, AB
Bow Valley Music Club

For publicity inquiries, contact:
Teresa Ennis | Limehouse Media |


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