About Us

About Us

The Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the traditional music, dance and storytelling arts of Newfoundland and Labrador. It grew out of the Vinland Music Camp, a traditional music and dance workshop founded by Eric West in 2001. Soundbone was incorporated as a non-profit in April 2009.

Mission Statement

The Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation will preserve and promote the musical, dance and storytelling traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador, and through its activities help make these traditions relevant to today. The Foundation will provide  performance opportunities and instruction for all ages with events such as workshops, festivals and camps.


Presently Soundbone oversees the operation of the Vinland Music Camp, as well as has music and dance workshop/performances in schools throughout the province during the year.  The Vinland Music Camp has been held in Gros Morne National Park since 2001.  Members of Lomond Sound have toured schools throughout the province every year since 2009. These performances and workshops allow young students to get a sound basis of technique on their instruments as well as learn traditional Newfoundland and Labrador dancing and singing. Additionally the group performs in concert and gives community workshops throughout the province. Additionally, Soundbone organizes concerts, including the Summer Music Series and Storytelling Nights.


• Preserve the traditional music, dance and storytelling arts of Newfoundland and Labrador.

• Promote interest in our traditional arts through music camps, retreats, concerts, recordings and workshops.

• Make our music camps and retreats safe, appealing and accessible to all at reasonable cost.

• Encourage creativity and innovation in our traditional art forms.

• Respect the diverse interests and cultural backgrounds of participants at our workshops.

• Share our knowledge with other folk artists, educators, arts organizations and the media.

Board of Directors

Eric West (President)

Gayle Tapper (Secretary)

Claudia Karrasch (Treasurer)

Daniel Payne

Jean Hewson

Contact us at: info@soundbone.ca if you would like more information.

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