Darrell Duke – At Home Here in Newfoundland & Labrador

Occupation: Author, Singer/Songwriter/Performer

Place of Birth: Placentia, NL

Currently Resides:  Clarenville, NL

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab a coffee?

I'm a tea bag and I drink lots at home....with molasses and Carnation canned milk only.

Where’s your favourite place in Newfoundland & Labrador to grab something to eat?

I like Kelly's (Pizza Plus) Take-out in my hometown of Freshwater, Placentia Bay

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Newfoundland & Labrador?

Any shop selling antiques

Where in Newfoundland & Labrador would we stand to see your favourite view?

On Sandy Beach, Argentia (formerly Little Placentia), Newfoundland, looking at The Isaacs-- two lovely hills of granite joined by a beach and flanked by a beautiful meadow....near the community of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Newfoundland & Labrador:

1. Drop by for a mug of tea and a box of Lemon Creams (with butter).

2. Listen to live folk music in an old-fashioned kitchen (not on George Street)

3. Mind the moose (and the bad drivers)

What makes Newfoundland & Labrador such a special place on earth for you?

The endless vat of history from which to draw inspiration for songs, stories, poems and plays.


SABS Note of Noteworthiness

Be sure to read Darrell's new book "Thusday's Storm"....

Thursday's Storm by Darrell Duke"When the crew of the fishing schooner Annie Healy left their home port of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, on Wednesday, August 17, 1927, no one could have imagined what fate held in store for them. Times were hard in Newfoundland that year. On shore, wives of the crew were often worked to exhaustion, even more so while their men were at sea. Most had lost parents, siblings, or children to tuberculosis. Each family had at least one tragic story. But when a hurricane struck Placentia Bay on August 25 of that year, a tragedy unlike any they had lived through would unite these people in ways untold. Now, eighty-six years later, the full story of the ill-fated vessel and her crew is told for the first time. The closeness of the crew and their families, and how they worked together to ensure their little community survived, is relived through the memories of children of the crew, stories passed down from their mothers, and reports from the last men to see the schooner afloat."

For more info on "Thusday's Storm" click here

Darrell Duke MUSICIAN & AUTHORFor more info on Darrell - check out his Facebook page here

or his website www.darrellduke.com





good luck

We gave away a copy of "THURSDAY'S STORM The August Gale of 1927" by Darrell Duke in our COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS CONTEST

... and there's still a chance YOU could WIN this gift and a whole lot more!!!


Click on the picture below to see how YOU can get in on the WINNING!!!

DEC 7 Thursday's Storm WINNER Joy Doucette


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