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MP3 Gulliver's Spree - The Sunny Long Ago

"The Sunny Long Ago: Newfoundland Classics" presents a collection of twelve ballads, sea shantys, tall tales and comic and bawdy songs. Gulliver''s Spree tells these tales honestly and passionately, with upbeat rhythms and intricate arrangements.

12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Celtic Folk, FOLK: Modern Folk

Gulliver''s Spree

Dave Panting and Tom Boland bring strong vocals, innovative arrangements and passion for their traditional Newfoundland and Labrador repertoire to every performance. Their all around instrumental prowess, solid rhythm and easy going stage presence combine to offer an invigorating interpretation of traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music.

Tom and Dave performed as a duo in St. John''s, Newfoundland, in 2005. Inspired by the "positive vibe" they enjoyed on stage, they formed Gulliver''s Spree in 2006. Their debut CD, "The Sunny Long Ago: Newfoundland Classics", was independently released December 2, 2007.

Dave Panting - vocals, guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, baglamas, tzouras, keyboards, percussion

A professional musician for over 30 years, Dave is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. He toured extensively with the internationally renowned "Figgy Duff" in the 70s and early 80s, bringing traditional Newfoundland music to the world stage through live performances and recordings. From 1988 to 2000, with "Rawlins Cross", Dave was instrumental in blending traditional Newfoundland and Nova Scotian themes, infused with rock, to create the band''s siganture sound, and much of its original material. Rawlins Cross produced 6 albums, 8 videos and won 6 East Coast Music Awards. Since 2000, Dave has produced four solo albums and been involved with many other projects.

Tom Boland - vocals, acoustic guitar

A regular on the St. John''s Irish Pub and community Folk Festival circuit for several years, in 2003 Tom joined "Dungarvan", a St. John''s based band, which released its debut CD, "The Old Dungarvan Oak", in 2004. Tom''s rendition of "Patty Ryan", a single from that CD, is also found on the 2005 "Homebrew 6" compilation album. In 2007, Tom recorded "Bound Down for Newfoundland" for "Our Songs: Volume 4".

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