a professional musician since 1975, has been a member of landmark groups Figgy Duff, The Wonderful Grand Band, The Plankerdown Band, Bristol’s Hope, Kelly Russell & The Planks and The Irish Descendants.
Working closely for many years with legendary fiddlers Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit, Kelly has inherited genuine status as one of Newfoundland’s leading traditional music performers, appearing extensively on countless national and international stages. Kelly's solo shows include Tunes & Tales of Newfoundland featuring music and the classic Tales of Pigeon Inlet by his father Ted Russell; and A Time in Pigeon Inlet, with his family group Russells in the Corner. He has recently appeared in Artistic Fraud’s theatre production of Emile’s Dream and also in studio and on stage accompanying Sean McCann of Great Big Sea. In addition to storytelling, Kelly plays fiddle, concertina, and bouzouki.
was lead singer, guitarist, pianist and arranger for Canada’s pioneering “Celtic” band, Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff, for the full 19 year life of the band. Since then, Pamela has been spearheading her own independent record label, Amber Music, producing music for NL’s finest roots artists, including three of her own solo CDs, and licensing tracks to various labels worldwide. She has toured extensively internationally and overseen productions of two original scores for live theatre; her own folk opera, The Nobleman’s Wedding, and Figgy Duff’s score for Shakespeare’s Tempest. In 2007 she received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University, and in 2011 released a handmade book of Newfoundland Ballads for Piano and Voice. Pamela is presently working on two full length recordings. She sings, plays piano, guitar, and whistles.
is a stage and screen actor-writer and musician living in Halifax. Philip is the Artistic Director of Jack Five Oh Theatre Productions and has written and co-written some 25 main stage theatre productions and productions for young audiences in the past 25 years. As a founding member of the internationally acclaimed folk band Figgy Duff, Philip has written and arranged the collected folk songs of Newfoundland material for the band and has toured extensively in Canada and the UK. Publications include Stars in the Sky Morning and Peg Bearskin, winning the Silver Medal at the New York Awards for Radio and Television. Philip is a singer, storyteller, and bodhran player.
Photography- Sean O'Brien, Bud Gaulton Video- Sean O'Brien Audio- Rick Hollett Design- Pamela Morgan