Saturday, September 24, 2016
Foam Upon the Tide: Great Big Sea and "Demasduit Dream"
Today's song is by Great Big Sea, a band that was formed in 1989 under the name Newfoundland Republican Army and has become known for its rock interpretations of Newfoundland folk songs drawing from the island's Irish, Scottish and Cornish heritage. Every year between 1996 and 2000 they won East Coast Music Association's Entertainers of the Year until they stopped submitting their name to allow other bands to compete. They have also been nominated several times for the Juno Awards, Canada's top music awards. They have released nine studio albums, three compilation albums, and three live albums. This song, Demasduit Dream, is from their 1999 album Turn.