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Posted: Nov 13, 2014

The Ennis Sisters Announce New Album "Stages"and 5th Annual ‘It’s Christmas’ Tour- Nov 27-Dec 21, 2014

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St. John’s, NL-- It’s been 17 years since Newfoundland folk/roots trio, The Ennis Sisters, launched their debut album Red is the Rose to critical acclaim.  Today the sisters (Maureen, Karen and Teresa) announce the release of their 8th full-length studio album, Stages, with a hefty tour of Newfoundland to follow. 

The Ennis Sisters IT'S CHRISTMAS TOUR posterThis year they’ll make 21 stops across the province with their 5th Annual “It’s Christmas” Tour, beginning on Novemeber 27 in Codroy Valley and finishing up on Bell Island on December 21.

Stages is an 11-track collection of beautifully crafted songs inspired by the trio’s Newfoundland-folk beginnings. Produced by Maureen Ennis and sought after Newfoundland multi-instrumentalist Billy Sutton, the sibling’s trademark harmonies soar above a mix of original songs and cleverly arranged covers.  

Stages opens with a moving remake of an Ennis Sisters’ classic, "Out From St. Leonard’s".  Originally released on their 1997 debut album, Red is the Rose, the song powerfully describes the hardships endured by residents who were relocated during The Newfoundland Resettlement Program in the mid 1960’s. 

cd_stages the ennis sistesrThe sisters’ award-winning harmonies take centre stage throughout the entire album, especially on "Dreaming my Dreams With You" and "Killing The Blues".  Maureen provokes a sense of longing for the comforts of home with her song, "Take me Home", while tenderly capturing the unbreakable bond between a mother and child with "A Lullaby".  Lush layers of mandolins, accordions, and fiddles lazily waltz along, evoking a sound reminiscent of The Band on Teresa’s song, "The Pines".

The album’s title not only symbolizes the traditional workstations of the Newfoundland fisherperson, but also represents the world stages on which The Ennis Sisters have performed and the life stages they’ve experienced over their nearly two decade long music career.

Since the "It's Christmas" tour’s inception in 2009, The Ennis Sisters have helped raise thousands of dollars for communities across the province.  This year, special tickets will also be sold at the shows for a chance to win Maureen Ennis’ Stonebridge Grand Auditorium guitar, valued at $2700!  All proceeds raised will be donated to CMHA’s Think Twice Program.

'Stages' will be available at live shows, at Fred’s and online at The Ennis Sisters' website.

 It’s Christmas’ Tour- Nov 27-Dec 21, 2014

The Ennis Sisters 'It’s Christmas Tour' Dates in Newfoundland:

Nov 27: Codroy Valley, St. Anne's @ 7:30PM

Nov 28: Stephenville, St. Augustine’s Anglican Church @ 7:00PM

Nov 29: Corner Brook, First United Church @ 8:00PM

Dec 1: Bird Cove, Our Lady of Grace @ 7:00PM

Dec 2: Port Aux Choix, Holy Family Parish @ 7:00PM

Dec 3: Deer Lake, St. Michael @ 7:00PM

Dec 4: Springdale, Indian River High School @ 7:30PM

Dec 5: St. Alban’s, St. Ignatius Church @ 7:00PM

Dec 6: Grand Falls, Memorial United Church @ 7:30PM

Dec 7: Grand Falls, Memorial United Church @ 2:30PM

Dec 9: Tilting, St. Patrick's Church @ 7:00 PM

Dec 10: Gander, St. Joseph's Church @ 7:30PM

Dec 11: St Lawrence, St. Thomas Aquinas @ 7:30PM

Dec 12: Marystown, Sacred Heart @ 7:00PM

Dec 13: St. Bernard’s, Sacred Heart Church @ 7:00PM

Dec 14:  Clarenville, Memorial United Church @ 7:30 PM

Dec 15: Manuels, St. Thomas of Villanova Church @ 7:30PM

Dec 16: Carbonear, St. Patrick's Carbonear @ 8:00 PM

Dec 17: St. John’s, Cochrane St. United Church @ 7:30 PM

Dec 18: St. John’s, St Patrick's Church @ 7:00 PM

Dec 21: Bell Island, St. Michael's, time TBA


SABS Previously Posted ENNIS Video Features

ENNIS "The Fortunate Ones", Artist PLAY List, Interview over Toutons and their INsights IN 10

Plus watch Karen & Maureen make Guinness Chocolate Cake and, along with their sister Teresa, make Lamb's Amber Rum Cake


SABS On-Line Hook-Ups for The Ennis Sisters

Visit the group's event page.

Visit their website

Follow them on twitter.

Like them on Facebook.


good-luckWe gave away a copy of The Ennis Sisters' new CD "STAGES" in our Countdown to Christmas Contest.

Just click on the picture below to find out how YOU can get in on the winning!



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