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Tuning up in Twillingate: MusicNL bringing week of performances and sessions to central Newfoundland in October

MusicNL Week 2018 was announced at the Orange Lodge in Twillingate on Wednesday, June 20. MusicNL's announcement ended with two original songs from Twillingate group “The Split Peas”. Picturedd from left to right, Ada Piercey Jenkins, Kim Osmond, Donna Watkins, Margaret Manuel, Eleanor Manuel and Gerry Poirier.
MusicNL Week 2018 was announced at the Orange Lodge in Twillingate on Wednesday, June 20. MusicNL's announcement ended with two original songs from Twillingate group “The Split Peas”. Picturedd from left to right, Ada Piercey Jenkins, Kim Osmond, Donna Watkins, Margaret Manuel, Eleanor Manuel and Gerry Poirier. - Kyle Greenham

TWILLINGATE, N.L. — This year's MusicNL Week will be hosted in Twillingate.
The scheduled four-day conference of public performances, songwriter's circle, gospel show, talent contest and awards ceremony was announced at the Orange Lodge in Twillingate on Wednesday, June 20.
"We're really pleased to be coming to Twillingate this year,” said acting chair of MusicNL's board of directors Sheldon Kirby. “In October you're going to be dazzled by artists from all over the province.”
Kirby says the decision to bring MusicNL Week to Twillingate is part of a wider directive to grow MusicNL's presence beyond St. John's and the Avalon.
Twillingate Mayor Grant White expressed his excitement for the events, as well as the attention and economic impact it will bring to the town.
"We'll make it memorable, unforgettable and hopefully the best you've had to date," said White.
MusicNL Week 2018 will take place Oct. 10-14. Potential venues for the conference are the town's Lion's Club, Orange Lodge, Split Rock Microbrewery, Captain's Pub, Twillingate Peforming Arts Centre and St. Peter's Anglican Church.
The organization also announced their MusicNL Export Strategy at the conference. MusicNL's communications director Rebekah Robbins says this new strategy will attract key music industry members from the international market into Newfoundland and Labrador.
"We're excited to be bringing those buyers to Twillingate. We feel like their couldn't be a better atmosphere for them to enjoy music," said Robbins. "They'll leave here remembering the place as well as the musicians they've seen."
 

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