StoryFusion Cabaret! presents
Newfoundland storyteller and balladeer, Ellen Power and guest muscians, Emily Yarascavitich and Charlie McKittrick, lead StoryFusion Cabaret!’s second house concert style ceilidh with story and song.
Tickets $20.00 (HST incl.)
Season Five Pass $50.00 (HST incl.)
Ellen Power was born in the isolated outport commnity of South East Bight, on the south coast of Newfoundland. Although raised in St. John’s, Ellen remains connected to the ballad singing and storytelling traiditions of her family — fishermen and traditional singers from Placentia Bay. She has performed at festivals across Newfoundland, including the March Hare Literary Festival, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. Singing ballads passed down through generations of Newfoundlanders before her, Ellen uses her voice to keep the old songs alive.
Emily Yarascavitch began step-dancing at age 4 and took up the fiddle a short time later. She has receved several titiels such as: Junior Canadian Champion, a Grand Masters Junior Showcase Performer, two time Canadian Open Duet Champion and a Canadian Grand Masters Finalist. She trained in various fiddle styles as well as classical violin through the Royal Conservatory of Music, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Honours Sciences with Minors in Biology and Music. She currently tours North America professionaly with The Tartan Terrors, North America’s Premiere Celtic Event, and plays with other solo artists. Emily released her debut CD, My Passion, in 2009 and released an EP with her trio, Branches of Silver, in 2015.
Emily is no stranger to StoryFusion Cabaret! She accompanied revered storyteller Carol McGirr, with fiddle tunes for the telling of “Blind McNair” at Butler’s Pantry in 2014, at StoryFusion Cabaret!’s very first show. This time Emily will be dancing as well!
Charlie McKittrick is a full-time musician living in Toronto, Ontario. He gig regularly, whether it be drumming for bands at festivals, theatres, clubs, and weddings, or performing solo acoustic guitar and singing in casinos, pubs, resorts, and microbreweries around the GTA. In 2009, Charlie arned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Windsor where he studied classical music as a percussion major under the direction of Dr. Bryan Malito and Dr. Nicholas Papador. Charlie tours North America drumming for The Tartan Terrors (www.tartanterrors.com). In April 2018, Charlie released his debut solo EP, Two Hearts. Included on that release are four original songs. Many more of his songs are ready to be recorded, to be released within the coming year.