Diggin’ at Celtic Roots
The rain that threatened to fall, and fell, could not deter the folks at the Celtic Roots Folk Festival from having a time Saturday, July 7 in Carbonear. Held at the Knights of Columbus, the festival was originally scheduled to be held outdoors, but soggy weather forced a move indoors. The 15 acts did not let the change in venue dampen their spirits, as each one went on stage looking to entertain the crowd with a vast array of Irish and folk tunes. Carbonear native, and former Canadian Idol contestant, Jenny Gear gave a stirring performance, highlighted by a Leonard Cohen cover. Justin Bowman, one of the event organizers, said he didn’t feel like much was lost by moving the event indoors, “The music was great and the audience was great. You just have to do the best with what you have.” Here are some photos from the event.
Carbonear native Jenny Gear, accompanied by St. John’s guitarist Sandy Morris, brought a bit of flavour to the Celtic Roots Folk Festival, performing a jazz/blues influenced set.
Ernie Pynn (left) and Stu Parsons of the band The Long Drung enterain folks at the second annual Celtic Roots Folk Festival.
Justin Bowman (left) belts out a tune. He is accompanied by Allan Ricketts
on the bouzouki.
The 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games official mascots were in attendance at the festival. Here, Zippy (left), Bolt and Peppy (right) dance up a storm.
Joanne Yetman (centre) sang three songs, accompanied by Jenny Gear.
Bill Bowman picks his mandolin during The Bowman Family set.