The Dardanelles presented by Richard Flohil
Armed with a love of jigs, reels and ballads honoured in Newfoundland and an energy found more often in 3 piece punk rock bands than 5 piece folk acts, their accordions, fiddle and talent have shaken national festivals including Winnipeg, Mariposa, and Vancouver.
Barely into their twenties, they’ve intuitively become the keepers of songs we love and have sought out tunes that may have otherwise been lost to the culture forever. A new breed of folk musician with a wide sense of the world and a firm belief that Newfoundlanders can hold their own with the best players the world has to offer.
The band members are Tom Power (Guitar), Aaron Collis (Button Accordion), Emilia Bartellas (fiddle), Matthew Byrne (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki) and Rich Klaas (Bodhran)