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… and we’ve got your guide to the nom­i­nees and the best events

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2017 Mu­sicnl Week has be­gun … and we’ve got your guide to the nom­i­nees and the best events

2017 Mu­sicnl Week has of­fi­cially started in St. John’s and it’s a big one, with the prov­ince’s mu­sic in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tion cel­e­brat­ing its 25 years in style.

Plan­ning hasn’t come with­out its hic­cups — in­clud­ing a fire last week at the newly ren­o­vated Ma­jes­tic Theatre, where a num­ber of Mu­sicnl Weeks events had been sched­uled — but the stages are set to show­case some of the best the prov­ince’s mu­sic scene has to of­fer.

Along­side a num­ber of del­e­gate-only show­cases, work­shops, pan­els and other events (in­clud­ing the at­ten­dance of 25 ex­port buy­ers from around North Amer­ica and the U.K., brought in by Mu­sicnl as part of a new ex­port de­vel­op­ment pro­gram to work with lo­cal artists), there’s a ver­i­ta­ble plethora of pub­lic events, from trad mu­sic to heavy me­tal. Of course, Mu­sicnl Week will wrap up with the an­nual awards gala, hosted this year by Alan Doyle at the St. John’s Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. Want to know who’s nom­i­nated? Check here: http://www.thetele­gram.com/liv­ing/en­ter­tain­ment/2017/8/31/mu­sicnl-nominations-are-out. html

“This year will be the big­gest and most mem­o­rable Mu­sicnl Week to date,” ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Glenda Tulk has said.

Here’s your guide to the pub­lic shows hap­pen­ing in St. John’s over the next four days:

Thurs­day, Oct. 12

• Nickel Night at the Rock­house, 9pm-2am. $10

A show­case of artists who have been work­ing on mu­sic videos this year: Clare Follett, Sherry Ryan, Kel­lie Loder, Eastern Owl, Town House, Land of the Lakes. The Mu­sicnl award for Nickel Mu­sic Video of the Year will be pre­sented at this event.

Fri­day, Oct. 13

• O’reilly’s Mu­sicnl Happy Hour, O’reilly’s Ir­ish Pub, 5-6pm. Free

A mixer to warm up for the week­end. Mu­sic by Dave Penny

• The Rock­house, 9pm-1am. $10

A pop and rock show, fea­tur­ing Me­lanie O’brien, Rough Hands, Dave Whitty, Streel, Fair­gale, Water­front Fire and Hot x Proxy.

• Fat Cat, 9pm-1am. $10 A jazz and blue show, fea­tur­ing Earle and Cof­fin, Hip Waders, Brianna Gosse, Chris Os­mond, Beauwa­ter and Ouroboros. The Mu­sicnl award for Jazz/blues Record­ing of the Year will be pre­sented at this event.

• The Loud Stage, Club One. $10

Pre­pare your­self for some heavy rock, fea­tur­ing Faster Than Felix, The Ana­log Age, The Com­bine, Cab­bages and Kings and Cat­e­gory VI.

• The Ship, 10pm-1am. $10

Some of the prov­ince’s best folk tal­ent, in­clud­ing Rachel Cousins, Quote the Raven, Vic­to­ria and the Lyri­cist, Rube and Rake, Adam Bax­ter and The Kuba­son­ics.

Satur­day, Oct. 14

• Mu­sicnl Gospel Show­case, Cochrane Cen­tre, 2-4pm. $15 plus tax.

A cu­ra­tion of some great lo­cal gospel mu­sic, with Off the Cuff Com­mu­nity Cho­rus, Carolina East, Blair Lane, The Se­crets and Michelle Nof­tall, with ac­com­pa­ni­ment by Sandy Mor­ris and Craig Young.

• The Ship, 9pm-1am. $10 With per­for­mances by Brid­get Swift and Dahlia Waller, Chris­tian Howse, Gary and Whit, The Heavy Horses, Brad Fil­la­tre, Carolina East and The


• The Fat Cat, 9pm-1am. $10 A trad mu­sic show, fea­tur­ing Bev Allen, Tan­gle­cove, Dave Penny, At­lantic Union, Rose­mary Lawton, Cordeen and Rum Ragged.

• The Rock­house, 9pm-1am. $10

A night of al­ter­na­tive mu­sic with Lu­cas Han­ra­han, Hatch Har­nett, Another North, Young Man­ics, Car­lyle and Soap Opera.

• Club One, 10pm-3am $10 Elec­tronic and hip-hop show with artists from New­found­land and Nova Sco­tia: Roza­lind Macphail, Black Mar­ket Hard Tack, It Could Be Franky, JYAY, Lee Fitz, Jay Mayne with Dwayne “DJ Slim” Mar­cial and Quake Matthews.

Sun­day, Oct. 15

• Song­writ­ers’ Cir­cle: Stars and Leg­ends, Cochrane Cen­tre, 2-4pm $25 plus tax

En­gag­ing the au­di­ence with sto­ries and songs will be De­nis Parker, Shirley Mon­tague, Steve Maloney, Janet Cull, Mary Barry and Chris Le­drew

• The 2017 Mu­sicnl Awards show, St. John’s Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. $45 plus tax

Host Alan Doyle will bring Mu­sicnl Week to a close with the awards gala. The re­main­der of this year’s awards will be pre­sented, in­ter­spersed with per­for­mances by some of your favourites: Amelia Cur­ran, Cordeen, De­nis Parker, For­tu­nate Ones, Janet Cull, JYAY, Shan­neyganock, Steve Maloney, The Kuba­son­ics, The No­vaks, The Once.


A Song­writ­ers’ Cir­cle is a pop­u­lar in­gre­di­ent in Mucinl Week ev­ery year. This year’s is set for Sun­day, Oct. 15 and fea­tures per­for­mances by De­nis Parker, Shirley Mon­tague, Steve Maloney, Janet Cull, Mary Barry and Chris Le­drew.

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