The Irish Descendants
Newfoundland Celtic and folk group, The Irish Descendants, have contributed to the popularization of traditional east-coast music to audiences throughout Canada since the early 1990s. All the members, born of Irish immigrants, were workers in the fishing industry before merging from previously formed bands, The Descendants and Irish Coffee. Since then, they’ve released multiple critically acclaimed albums, earned a JUNO and an East Coast Music Award, and performed for Queen Elizabeth II during Newfoundland’s 500th anniversary celebrations.
The Irish Descendants’ repertoire is wide-ranging and includes Newfoundland folk standards, traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish songs, instrumental jigs and reels, and original material. Performed primarily acoustic and accompanied by rich vocal harmonies, the band promises a foot-stompin’ good time when they stop in St. Albert.