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Born and raised in Middle Cove, NL, Sherry Ryan blends folk-pop sensibility with country and Irish-Newfoundland roots. One of Atlantic Canada’s best-loved songwriters, her pure voice carries her emotive songs straight into the hearts of her listeners, whether she is looking to the future, glancing back at the past, or taking stock of what falls in between. With five full-length recordings to date, most recently 2022’s Shout for More, some of her songs are considered to be essential to the canon of Newfoundland’s legendary songs. Sherry’s career has been storied, with acclaim and accolades from the ECMA, Music NL, Exclaim!, CBC, and audiences nation-wide. Sherry previously played the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in 2004, and as is evident from her recent work, she has fresh energy and plenty of new stories to tell, and is poised to win hearts and get boots tapping.


Thursday – 3:15 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church (45-minute Folk Steps – The Story Told in Song)
Friday – 1:00 p.m. Park Stage (50-minute set)
Saturday – 3:30 p.m. Central United Church (90-minute Circle – Stories from the Rock with The
Ennis Sisters H , Rum Ragged, Sherry Ryan, and Sherman Downey)
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent (one song Sunday Morning Gospel Concert)
Sunday – 3:30 p.m. Lunenburg Opera House (90-minute Circle – Tales of Canadiana with James
Keelaghan H , Suzie Vinnick, Sherry Ryan, and Joe Henry)
Sunday – 7:30 p.m. Main Stage (25-minute set)