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From Stage to Stage 5: Newfoundland and Labrador Recitations

May 29, 2017

From Stage to Stage - May 29, 20178pm.

The recitation has long been a staple form of amusement in Newfoundland and Labrador culture. Whether to deliver a story in a memorable fashion, delight listeners at a kitchen party, pass the time in a fishing stage, or to “say your piece” at a community concert, we have always been very adept at using the spoken word as entertainment.

In recent years, some clever folks have been working to keep the form alive by putting their observations and experiences into recitation form.  Some of the finest among them are Dave Paddon, Dave Penney, Hubert Furey and Harry Ingram. Whether being sentimental for days gone by, making light of everyday occurrences, paying tribute to those who have gone before, or by simply trying to make us laugh ourselves silly, these fellows are enjoying keeping the tradition going.

At this event they take the recitation out of the fishing stage to the stage of the LSPU hall, shining a spotlight on one of our most treasured traditions.

For four consecutive years From Stage to Stage has been a sold-out success. And with a hit CD to their credit and their material in regular rotation on local radio, they’ve proven that the Newfoundland recitation is firmly entrenched in the funny bone of the people of this province.


May 29, 2017


The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's, NL Canada
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