Welcome to Soundbone

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Welcome to the Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation website. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the musical, dance and storytelling traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through our concerts and workshops we offer the opportunity for people of all ages to attend performances by some of the province’s top artists and learn about our folk arts from very experienced instructors.

The Vinland Music Camp has been held annually in Gros Morne ACOA-133National Park since 2001. Registration forms are now available for this year’s Camp which will take place August 19-25, 2018.  The program includes workshops in instrumental and vocal techniques as well as dance, songwriting and storytelling. There will also be concerts and lots of opportunities to play music and dance together. All ages and performance levels are welcome. Check out our 2018 Program page for more information.

The Soundbone Foundation also organizes concerts and workshops for all ages in communities throughout the province.

The summer of 2017, with funds from the Canada Summer Job program, we hired  a young singer and guitarist from Musgrave Harbour, Madison Mouland,  as our first Cultural Ambassador. The project started on June 26 and finished August 11.

Our Summer Music Series at the Spindrift Country Inn, Musgrave Harbour, ran from June 14 to August 31, 2017. At the same location, the Soundbone Stories and Songs Night presented From Stage to Stage on October 28, featuring three of the province’s top reciters/storytellers.

During the fall of 2017 we partnered with Sandstone Elementary in Ladle Cove for an ArtSmarts project entitled ‘Wind Over Dark Tickle – Examining the cod moratorium through drama, songs and images’. Students and their teachers from Sandstone Elementary adapted the storybook/CD Wind Over Dark Tickle by Heather Walter and Eric West as a musical play which they performed for the community.

In the Spring of 2018 Soundbone will be organizing two week-long school visits through ArtsNL’s School Touring Program. Members of Lomond Sound will be presenting concerts and workshops in Central Newfoundland as well as on the Northern Peninsula.

Check out our Folk Arts Resource Page for information about traditional music and instruments, including links to Newfoundland and Labrador folk arts web sites and local music stores.

For more information about our organisation and our activties please check the menu items above or contact us at info@soundbone.ca

The Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation gratefully acknowledges the kind support of:

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