Past Dates

Friday, May 11th, 2018

A time in the old hall - 8pm
St.John's, NL [map]

Once again we will be spinning yarns at the good old Hall. There will be new stuff and old stuff and a lot of fun so don't miss out!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

March Hare
The March Hare

This is the last March Hare! After 36 years it's all over so be sure to take it in. Details on the website.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

St.John's Storytelling Festival
St.John's, NL
Canada [map]
Price: Not much

It's time for the annual St.John's Storytelling Festival. This year we have tellers from all over including Joe Goudie from Labrador and Chief Mi'sel Joe from Conne River. I will be in the mix somewhere hosting and telling. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Memorial University
St.John's, NL
Canada [map]

I'm very pleased to be invited to the Sparks Festival. A chance to rub shoulders with Mary Dalton, Chad Pelley, Ed Riche, Michael Crummey and others! Hope to see you there!


The SPARKS Literary Festival was founded in 2009 by poet and professor Mary Dalton, who served as the festival's director for the first 6 years. Now organized by Memorial's Department of English with ongoing support from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, SPARKS continues to celebrate the literary creations of Newfoundland and Labrador and showcase writers at various stages of their creative lives. It is what Dalton has called a "word spree." The festival also makes available displays of books and journals published in Newfoundland and Labrador and a mini-bookstore featuring works by the authors reading at the festival.

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A Time at the Old Hall
St. John's, NF Newfoundland
709 753 4531 [map]

 A Christmas tradition for sure! Stage to Stage will be there with the usual mixture of foolishness and sentimentality. This year we are joined by Sherman Downey and we are delighted to welcome him! See you at The Hall!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre
Songs and Stories of the Season - 8pm
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
709 896 4028 [map]
Price: adult 22/Senior or student 18

 I will be in HVGB with Sherman Downey for a one night appearance at the O'Brien Arts Centre. It's a mix of fun and sentimentality so come on out and see us!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Shallaway's Christmas Concert - 730pm
Gower St. United church
St. John's, NL [map]

Looking forward to a "Turrific" time with the Shallaway Youth Choir on December 3rd and 4th.

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Devon House
Signings - 1pm
Water St
St. John's, NL [map]

I will be at Devon House in downtown St.John's to sign copies of "Ralph:Flying Hound" as well as my recitation chapbooks.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Labrador Creative Arts Festival
Happy Valley-Goose Bay [map]

 I will be at the Labrador Creative Arts Festival from November 16th to 22nd. It's a great chance to work with kids and share a part of our culture with young minds.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Craft Fair
Signings - 5pm-630 Wed/7-830pm Thurs
Jack Byrne Arena
Torbay [map]

I will be at the Craft Fair at the Jack Byrne Arena to sign copies of "Ralph:Flying Hound" as well as recitation chapbooks. Hope to see you there 5 to 630pm Wednesday or 7 to 830pm on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Rocket Room
St.John's, NL
Canada [map]

I am delighted to say that my new children's book "Ralph:Flying Hound" will be officially launched at the St.John's storytelling festival along with Andy Jones' latest "Jack and the Green Man".

 Children's literature is a new field for me and not something I had thought about. But my publisher, the amazing Marnie Parsons, said that "Ralph" would be perfect for kids and I certainly wasn't about to disagree! 

 You can get information about "Ralph" on Marnie's website

The book is available from Marnie as well as from Amazon.


Friday, August 5th, 2016

St.John's Folk Festival
St. John's [map]

It will be Folk Festival time again on the first weekend of August. I will be on the main stage on Friday Evening and might see you in the tents also. Come on out for a grand time at the festival!

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

English Harbour Arts Centre
From Stage to Stage - 8pm
English Harbour
Trinity bay, NL
709 464 2424 [map]
Price: 20 (Or go to and search for English Harbour. Limited tickets at the door) It's recitation night in the Harbour! The recitation has a long history in the culture of Newfound

I will be performing with my fellow reciters Dave Penney, Harry Ingram and Hubert Furey. Should be a great evening with a mix of new and old material. Come on out for some serious foolishness!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

March Hare
March Hare

Get ready for the March Hare! Coming to a town near you. whether you are in Tilting or New York you'll have a chance to here the best in Newfoundland and Labrador music, poetry and prose. I will be in Renews, Fogo, Gander and Corner Brook. Hope to see you sometime between the 7th and 14th.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Them Days fundraiser - 8pm
Community Centre
Northwest River, Labrador [map]
Price: donation

I am pleased to announce that on Monday February 22nd Richard Neville and I will be performing in my old home town of Northwest River, Labrador. This is a fundraiser for Them Days so come on out and support that wonderful Labrador institution. 

Monday, December 21st, 2015

From Stage to Stage. - 8pm
St. John's, NF Newfoundland
709-753-4531 ext 200 [map]
Price: 25

Our Christmas show! 

We all have new stuff this year and will have you alternately busting your guts laughing and bawling your eyes out. Matt Byrne will sing some songs from his new Christmas EP and the show will be slightly longer this year as per suggestions from a lot of people.

Come on down to the Hall for a grand old time!

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Card Game! Book Launch.
The Watershed coffee shop
Petty Harbour [map]

Come on out to Petty Harbour for the launch of my latest chapbook "The Card Game"

Marnie Parsons of Running the Goat books and broadside has produced another beautiful handmade version of this recitation, the 5th in the series. Duncan Major did his usual wonderful job on the illustrations.

Christina Smith will play some tunes, there will be light refreshments and a pack of cards if anyone is feeling I was before I got into that game of extreme cards all those years ago. Sigh....

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Irish Newfoundland connections
The Ship pub
St.John's [map]

I will be telling a few and so will the crowd from Ireland. You can decide who is the least unbelievable. 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Newman Wine Vaults
From Stage to Stage. - 8pm
436 Water St.
709 729 2627 [map]

Me and the b'ys will be at the wine vaults telling a few in a great setting. Come on down and get your fill of foolishness!

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Folk Festival - Aug 7-9
Bannerman Park
St.John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 576-8508 toll-free 1-866-576-8508. [map]

Harry Ingram, Dave Penny, Hubert Furey and me will be on the main stage and up to our usual foolishness.

I have a recitation about the 2011 "pneumoniafest" that I've been trying to do at the festival for 2 years. Keep getting rained out! Hopefully I'll get it out this time. 

 It's a real honour for our group to be on the main stage and I guess it's a good indication in the level of interest in this aspect of our culture. Wonderful!!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Garrick Theatre
Church St Festival - 8pm
Bonavista, NL [map]

i will be at the Garrick Theatre annex with Stan Dragland and others. Got a new one about polar bears grandmother and bingo! Curious? Come on down.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

From Stage to Stage 3 - 8pm
St. John's, NF Newfoundland
709-753-4531 ext 200 [map]
Price: 17$

Here we go again! Harry Ingram, Dave Penny, Hubert Furey and me at it in the good old Hall! My favourite place to perform.

We've all got some new stuff. One of mine stinks!'ll see:-)

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Town Hall concert - 8pm
Norris Point
709 458-3604 [map]
Price: Cash donation at the door or reserve for $20

This is one of the best festivals in the province and the place where I got my first chance to perform on stage, thanks to my good friend Shirley Montague. I will also be on "Labrador Tea" on VOBB radio on the 17th at noon. 95.9 and 98.1 FM or online.

 Along with me you can hear Briana Gosse, Pennybrook, Leander Baikie, Knotty Pine and Sarah Tilley.

Come on out for a grand time! Matthew Byrne will be there as well as Sherman Downey! Wicked!!!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The March Hare

It's that time of year again!

The March Hare runs from March 11 for a week or so and I will be appearing at Freshwater, Carbonear, Gander and Corner Brook with a lot of other very talented performers. Watch out for updates on the March hare website and I'll hope to see you at one of the shows!

Freshwater United Church community centre, Freshwater March 11th 8pm

Hotel Gander, March 12th 730pm

Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook March 13th 8pm


Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

A Time at the old Hall
2nd show added! - 8pm

The first one sold out so we put on a second! Come twice! Or not but tell your friends.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A time in the old hall. - 8pm
St. John's, NF Newfoundland
709-753-4531 [map]
Price: $25

Hubert Furey, Harry Ingram, Dave Penney and me will be joined by NLs finest balladeer, Matthew Byrne. It will be quite an evening with a mixture of funny and sentimental and at least one brand new recitation on my part. Who knows what else!? Come on out and join us!

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

St.Luke's fundraiser
St.Luke's fundraiser
Arts and Culture Centre
St.John's, NL [map]

 Check out the Arts and Culture centre website for full details. Very pleased to be asked to be a part of this.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Bard of Armagh - 8pm
City Hotel, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland [map]
Price: ?

This is a festival of humourous verse held annually in Armagh. I have their CD and it is truly fantastic stuff! I need a cheering section so come over if you can!

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

3rd Floor, 272 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1C 1B7
(709) 738-2011 [map]
Price: $12 – Adults and $8 – Over 65 or under 18

Going to be stretching things a bit at the Festival in St.John's. Check the schedule on their website and hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Storytelling festival
St.John's, NL [map]

 I'll be performing at the St.John's Storytelling festival this year. It's always excellent so come out and join us for some good yarns!

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Mockbegger House
From Stage to Stage...again! - 8pm
NL [map]

I will be getting together with my fellow recitationists: Harry Ingram, Hubert Furey and Dave Penny at the historic Mockbegger premises in Bonavista. We will tell a few stories and you can decide if they're true!

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Recitation Night
Recitation Night - 8pm
English Harbour Arts Centre
English Harbour, Trinity Bay, NL
709464-2424 [map]

  Hubert Furey, Chris Brookes, Harry Ingram and me will be at the Arts Centre in English Harbour for a night of fun and foolishness! 

 Recitation has been a part of our cultural heritage for hundreds of years and is undergoing a bit of a revival now. I'm really glad to be sharing a stage with these fine performers. Come on out and bust a gut!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Port Rexton Fire Dept.
Fire dept fundraiser
Port Rexton

 I'll be at the Port Rexton Fire department fundraiser. Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 13th, 2014

From Stage to Stage...again! - 8pm
3 Victoria St.
St. John's, NF Newfoundland
709-753-4531 ext 200 [map]
Price: $15+$3 for the Hall.

We sold out last year so I suppose it wasn't TOO bad!

Join Harry Ingram, Hubert Furey, Dave Penney and myself for another evening of foolishness!

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Closing Concert at Town Hall - 8-10pm
Norris Point, NL
Canada [map]
Price: Cash Donation at the Door

The 8th annual Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival takes place from May 16-25, 2014 in Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador.

This is one of the best festivals anywhere and it takes place in Norris Point in beautiful Gros Morne park. It's the first place I ever got to perform in front of a live audience and I've gone back every year since. 

 I will be appearing in the closing show on May 25th and hope to see you there!

Trails, Tales & Tunes - Norris Point, Gros Morne National Park

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

CD Launch! Crowsnest.
CD LAUNCH! - 8pm
St.John's [map]


 Come on down to the CrowsNest and help me lanch (I leave out the u but not the you)the new CD. See if she floats or needs to plim up a bit.

 There will be music and a bit of grub and I got a new one to try out. Oh my....that makes me nervous.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The Joy Of Sound - 8:00 PM
175 Signal Hill Road
St John's, NL A1A 1B3
(709) 737-7880 [map]
Price: $10

An entertaining evening of storytelling and appreciation for the spoken word in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. Hosted by Kevin Blackmore.

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