Lomond Sound is a folk arts collective that performs and give workshops throughout the province. The group consists of Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, Daniel Payne, Gayle Tapper, Hugh Scott, Gerry Strong, Jane Dennison, Eric West, Dave Panting and Gary Green. Formed in 2012, Lomond Sound has performed in concert at the LSPU Hall in St John’s as well as at the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival in Norris Point. The group recorded a CD-ROM in 2013, entitled Lomond Sound Live, featuring songs, stories and dances from Newfoundland and Labrador.
As well as performing, Lomond Sound offers workshops in traditional music, songwriting, storytelling and dance. Workshop participants will develop performance skills, learn the history of the music and various approaches to interpreting it. Please contact us for further information and bookings.
A description of Lomond Sound’s school touring program can be found here.
In April 2014 members of Lomond Sound performed a community concert and conducted instrument workshops in Dildo, Trinity Bay.
Following are some comments from participants about Lomond Sound workshops :
• Their knowledge, instrument skills and progressive teaching style really created a good learning atmosphere.
• [The instructors] were enthusiastic and sincere in their comments and suggestions. All were eager to answer questions, provide tips at any time.
• Working with these stellar instructors is a highlight.
• Very approachable; open to students’ needs.