HUNTER RIVER - Sisters Maureen and Karen Ennis and musician Mark Murphy, collectively known as "Ennis" will perform at Harmony House Theatre on Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m.
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Sisters Maureen and Karen Ennis, along with fellow musician Mark Murphy, are Ennis. The trio will be performing at Harmony Hosue Theatre Friday.
Ennis is known for their music that is direct, honest and real. Their live performances are powerful, compelling and, above all, as clean and fresh as the wind and waves that wash over their home shores of Newfoundland.
As the Ennis Sisters, the group released six CDs, toured the Middle East, Norway, the United Kingdon, every Canadian province and 90 per cent of the United States, accumulating their own gold record, plus two compilation gold records along the way.
In addition to sharing stages with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Chieftains, Mary Black and Jann Arden, career highlights include a Juno Award, a SOCAN Award, and multiple ECMAs and Music Newfoundland awards and nominations.
As Ennis, the sisters along with music collaborator/band member, Murphy, released "Lessons Learned" in 2011, winning the 2011 ECMA for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year. In July of 2012, Ennis released "The Fortunate Ones," which includes Maureen Ennis/Mark Murphy originals, as well as songs by Ron Hynes, Bob Dylan and a rousing pub style song "Ladies Lounge" (co-written by actor Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea).
"Music has always been such a big part of our lives," says Maureen. "As long as we're able to maintain the passion that we have for playing live, we'll continue to produce the kind of music that people expect from us at our shows.
"We feel like our latest CD is as close as we've come to capturing the live performance experience and we couldn't be happier about that."
Tickets are available by calling the venue at 964-2255 or by purchasing online at www.boxofficepei.com.