The St. John's Folk Arts Council


"From Jigs to Django "

A workshop featuring some of Newfoundland's finest solo instrumental guitar players.

Duane Andrews (with Steve Hussey), Gordon Quinton, and Eric West, are among the finest solo instrumental guitar players this side of the planet! Their styles encompass jazz, classical, and folk. They each have a unique approach to arranging Newfoundland traditional tunes and creating their own original works.

Come hear these wonderful musicians talk about their art, and enjoy some great guitar music!




TIME:       2:30 p.m.

Take advantage of our "early bird" rate by registering in advance for this workshop!

EARLY BIRD RATES:    Adults $9 / Seniors and Youth $6

AT THE DOOR:                Adults $12 / Seniors and Youth $8

Payment must be received in advance to get the reduced rate.

Erin McArthur
PH: 754-4665
OR        Jean Hewson
PH: 722-2863

photo by Rick West DUANE ANDREWS

Inspired by legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Duane Andrews performs a melange of jazz and folk music. His repertoire includes some of Reinhardts compositions, classics from the Manouch (Gypsy) folk tradition, Jazz standards, traditional Newfoundland folk music and some of Duane's own compositions. Duane has performed with many of Newfoundland's best known acts, including Jenny Gear, Danette Eddy and Mopaya. He is currently very busy promoting his self titled debut CD, and has been nominated for four 2004 MIANL Awards.


photo by Dawne Brown STEVE HUSSEY

Steve Hussey has been playing with Duane Andrews for a number of years and was a member of the quartet that played a tremendous session of Django Reinhart's music at last year's folk festival at Bannerman Park. He is a formidable guitarist in his own right and has played with just about every blues/jazz musician of note in the Province including Denis Parker, Peter Narvaez, Glen Collins and Frank Fusari.

photo by Clayton Coombs GORDON QUINTON

Acoustic guitarist Gordon Quinton specializes in original compositions performed in a unique fingerpicking style. His music has been featured on numerous CBC radio and television series including Disc Drive, Gilmour's Albums, Morningside, Simply Folk and Land and Sea. His music has aired internationally on American Public Radio and the BBC. During his long musical career, Gordon has composed and performed music for local and national films and has performed at many concerts and folk festivals. His recordings have received excellent reviews around the world and in 1997, Gordon was awarded Instrumental Artist by the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has produced three CDs: North Atlantic Dance, Sea-Winds and his most recent, Molly Bawn: A Guitar Memoir.


photo by Rick West ERIC WEST

Eric is a guitarist, composer, arranger and author from Ladle Cove, Newfoundland. He has composed music for concert, stage, film, radio and TV, and has performed with many of the province's prominent musicians. He is perhaps best known for his work with HEATHER AND ERIC, a much loved duo specializing in music for young audiences. Eric is the arranger/publisher of a series of Newfoundland Song Books through his company Vinland Music. He is also the man behind the Vinland Music Camp; a camp focusing on instruction in the folk arts of Newfoundland and Labrador, which takes plae in Gros Morne National park each August.

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