Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Figgy Duff Reunion

Legendary Newfoundland folk-rock group, Figgy Duff, will perform at this year's Writers at Woody Point Festival. See the Western Star article below:

Figgy Duff reuniting for Writers in Woody Point Festival
The Western Star

The remaining members of beloved Newfoundland group Figgy Duff are reuniting for some special performances this summer to help mark the fifth anniversary of the Writers in Woody Point Festival.

This summer also marks the 100th anniversary of the Woody Point Heritage Theatre - the main venue for the writers' festival.

Organizer Gary Noel said one of the festival's creators, Stephen Brunt, is largely responsible for getting Figgy Duff to reunite for their first performance in over nine years.

The band, made up of Pamela Morgan, Frank Maher, Kelly Russell, Dave Panting, George Morgan, Philip Dinn and Rob Laidlaw, will be celebrated for their cultural contributions. A host of well-known performers, including Ron Hynes, Anita Best, Mark Bragg, Des Walsh, Charlie Payne, Daniel Payne, Ellen Power and Canadian folk legend Sylvia Tyson, will be on hand to perform with the band.

Morgan said she gladly accepted Brunt's invitation to this year's festival, and once the remaining band members heard of the plan, they quickly jumped on board.

"Stephen Brunt asked me to produce a tribute to Figgy Duff for the festival," Morgan told The Western Star. "I put together an alumni house band for the tribute, then it was just a few short steps further to a full reunion, and everybody was into it. So why not?"

The opening concerts are slated for Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug 13 and the writers' festival will run from Thursday to Sunday of that same week...

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