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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. Next year’s Camp will take place August 18-24, 2019 – registration forms will be available early in the New Year.  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. Registration forms for 2019 will be available early in the New Year.

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

Our Summer Music Series at the Spindrift Country Inn, Musgrave Harbour will be starting June, 2019 and running until to August, 2019.

The Cultural Ambassador Program  aims to connect the arts with health and well-being through mentoring young artists in community performances. In the summer of 2017, with funds from the Canada Summer Job program, we hired a young musician to perform perform at a variety of venues along the Kittiwake Coast. You can read more about the project and hear a CBC Radio interview with her here.  In 2018 Soundbone invited other organizations and communities to hire their own Cultural Ambassadors for the summer months. We assisted them by providing workshops and mentoring opportunities for those who took part in the Program. In 2019 we plan to expand the Program by involving more organizations and artists throughout the Province.

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. ArtSmarts is is funded jointly by ArtsNL and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education.

In May and June 2018 Soundbone conducted two week-long school tours through the School Touring Program, sponsored by the NL Dept Of Educations and ArtsNL. Members of Lomond Sound performed concerts and conducted workshops in Central Newfoundland and on the Northern Peninsula. In the spring 2019 they will touring the Northeast Coast of the Province as well as Central Labrador.

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 support of our sponsors:

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