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Occurs on Sunday August 18 2024

Approximate running time: 5 hours and 30 minutes


Event Notes


Saturday August 18 on the Rosebud Festival Stage (immediately west of the Rosebud Opera House) Gates Open: 3pm Music Begins: 4pm

Lineups and Schdule 4pm: Lewis & Royal 5:45pm: John Wort Hannam 7:30pm: The Irish Descendants

Enjoy a gorgeous summer’s day full of great music and delicious food, featuring Rosebud’s Lewis & Royal, Alberta’s favourite troubadour, John Wort Hannam, and all the way from Newfoundland, The Irish Descendants. Bring your lawn chair, a hat, and sit back and enjoy. Take-away food will be available at the Mercantile and there will be a beer tent featuring local breweries. This is an all-weather event.

Lewis & Royal’s first project was composing CHICKENS, a runaway musical hit combining blues, bluegrass and old-time rock. No strangers to Rosebud, they have toured and performed across the country, including Calgary’s Jack Singer concert hall and iconic Saddledome.

In 2001, folk-roots musician John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Eighteen years later, following a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, he’s filled with new energy fueled by a new band, a new sound and a ton of new songs.

The Irish Descendants played a pivotal role in introducing traditional Newfoundland music to a broader Canadian audience during the early 1990s. Their authentic renditions of timeless tunes from the East Coast, blended with an Irish twist, have made them a cherished part of Canada’s folk music scene. They were chosen as the official band for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 500th-anniversary celebrations, where they had the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen.

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