The Navigators

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THE NAVIGATORS hail from the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Canada. They have three albums (the most recent being the 2011 release ‘Soldiers and Sailors’); toured Canada, the US and Europe; were nominated for an East Coast Music Award; and won a MUSICNL Award for Folk/Roots Group of the Year.

Arthur O’Brien: From Bay Bulls, Arthur is one of the band’s lead vocalists and plays acoustic and electric guitar. He is a strong baritone and has sang for audiences as far away as Germany and the southern United States, but is most well known in Newfoundland and the Maritimes. Known as a lively entertainer with plenty of stage presence, he has shown strength as a songwriter with his song “Nancy” appearing in the 2000 production of The Needfire in Toronto. As a performer on the local St. John’s scene he has been a member of Connemara and released a solo CD in 1997. In January 2000, he recorded with Cape Breton producer Gordie Sampson and the Nova Scotia-based Celtic group, Cuillin.

Fred Jorgensen: From the Burin Peninsula town of Bull’s Cove, Fred is another lead vocalist of the group and a veteran player of the tin whistle and bodhran. A strong vocalist with amazing range and an unmistakable voice, his performances have been described as entertaining, energetic, and dynamic. As a founding member of the well-known Newfoundland folk group Fine Crowd, he recorded two popular albums (Poverty’s Arse and Sucker For Good Company) and gained the MIANL Song of the Year in 1996 with Hugh Scott’s “Theresa Maria”. Fred has also lent his talent to many other recording projects and groups over the years.

Performances
Date Show
March 25, 2020 Evansburg
March 27, 2020 Berwyn
March 28, 2020 Fairview
March 29, 2020 Cotillion
March 31, 2020 Dawson Creek
April 1, 2020 Hudson’s Hope
April 2, 2020 Tumbler Ridge
April 3, 2020 Goodfare
April 4, 2020 Valleyview
April 5, 2020 Edmonton