Ennis

Fri. Apr 17, 2015
8:00 pm

BUY TICKETS - $22 plus HST

The most recent accolades for Ennis include winning Group Of The Year and Album Of The Year across all genres at the 2013 Newfoundland Music Awards and the 2014 ECMA for Traditional Album Of The Year!

In our fast paced, technologically driven world, today’s audiences have a hunger for music that is direct, honest and real. Ennis provides relief to that hunger with a live performance that is powerful, compelling and, above all, as clean and fresh as the wind and waves that wash over their home shores of Newfoundland. The response to their August 2012 performance at the Summerfolk Festival in Owen Sound reflects the sense of connection that Ennis establishes with audiences. Experienced concert presenter Liz Scott of Irish Mountain Music had this to say: “Their performance of the song I Will Sing You Home was the most magical, real, human experience that I have ever seen at a live music event. The energy of the crowd shifted to a palpable, emotional energy. It was profound.”

In an August 2012 itunes review, concert attendee James Morgan said: “These sisters from Newfoundland, Canada, grounded in traditional Irish music, use that style to create music whose themes are totally contemporary. Their harmonies are close and precise; their music is impeccable. I first heard them at Summerfolk in Owen Sound, Ontario, where they brought the house down. The audience simply would not stop their applause. In my 30+ years of attending such festivals, I have never experienced such enthusiastic support for performers…”

As the Ennis Sisters, the group released six CDs, toured the Middle East, Norway, the UK, every Canadian Province and 90% of the United States, accumulating their own gold record, plus two compilation gold records along the way. In addition to sharing stages with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Chieftains, Mary Black and Jann Arden, career highlights include a Juno Award, a SOCAN Award, and multiple ECMAs and Music Newfoundland awards and nominations. As Ennis, sisters Maureen and Karen Ennis (along with music collaborator/ band member, Mark Murphy), released Lessons Learned in 2011, winning the 2011 ECMA for Roots Traditional Recording Of The Year.

In July of 2012, Ennis released The Fortunate Ones, which includes Maureen Ennis/Mark Murphy originals, as well as songs by Ron Hynes, Bob Dylan and a rousing pub style song Ladies Lounge (cowritten by actor Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea). Without doubt, Ennis has established itself as a world class act. Fiercely proud of their Newfoundland roots, these sisters who were born to sing, are ready to once again take their music to the stages of the world.

Location
Harmony House Theatre

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