February’s Story Circle has been cancelled due to weather! Stay warm and safe everyone!
Wednesday, February 12th, 7 – 9 pm
Erin’s Pub, 186 Water St.
Admission: $5 (cash only)
It’s been a wild ride this past week, with snow piled to the sky, bonfires in the streets, snowboarding off downtown rooftops, and all hands on deck! Come celebrate our State of Emergence from the SOE with host Gerry Strong, and share some of your own tales from #snowmageddon2020! A great chance to reconnect with friends from other parts of the city and enjoy some great stories while you’re at it. Hop down to The Ship for Folk night afterwards for a full evening of splendid entertainment!
ABOUT OUR HOST
Gerry Strong is from Little Bay Islands, Notre Dame Bay and grew up between there and nearby Little Bay. In the 1970s Gerry became part of the renewal of interest in the folk and traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador and subsequently became a founding member of the award-winning group Tickle Harbour. Gerry travelled throughout Canada and the US while playing with Tickle Harbour, and through Ireland, England and Australia with A Crowd of Bold Sharemen.
Retirement from his job as an X-ray technologist at the Carbonear General Hospital has left him more time to pursue his love of music, sitting in on as many sessions as he can and performing solo or with What Odds, Cotillion and A Crowd of Bold Sharemen. In November of 2017 Gerry was awarded the Slaight Music Unsung Hero award by the Canadian Folk Music Association for his contributions to the Canadian folk music scene.
The St. John’s Storytelling Circle runs the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Erin’s Pub, with opportunities for new storytellers to spin a yarn. Erin’s Pub is located at 186 Water Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
The Storytelling Circle and other Festival events are cell phone-free zones and absolutely NO recording is permitted without the PRIOR permission of the teller and the organizers.
STORY CIRCLE HOSTS 2020
February – TBA
March – Alex Mason
April – Gary Green
May – Dennis Flynn
June – Mary Fearon