The Once welcomes Dardanelles members to annual Christmas show

Published on November 5, 2013
The Once, shown outside Gower Street United Church, are (from left) Andrew Dale, Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill. The Dardanelles will join The Once in the band’s annual Christmas concert this year.
— Telegram file photo

Playwright and actor Robert Chafe and traditional musicians Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis of The Dardanelles will join members of The Once onstage at their annual Christmas concert this year.

The concerts have become a holiday tradition for local fans of the celebrated folk trio, and this year’s shows will happen Dec. 4 at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, as well as Dec. 21 and 22 at Gower Street United Church in St. John’s. After that, The Once will take the show on the road outside of the province, to Toronto, Ottawa and across the Maritimes.

The Once will perform music from their CD “This is a Christmas Album by The Once,” which recently earned the band a nomination for MusicNL’s The Telegram Folk/Roots Artist/Group of the Year, to be handed out this weekend in Gander.

Tickets for the Corner Brook show — at which The Once will be joined by special guests yet to be announced — are available at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, while tickets for the shows in St. John’s are available at Fred’s Records and O’Brien’s Music.