Ships At The Ship

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
The Ship Pub, Solomon's Lane (265 Duckworth Street)
$5 at the door; cash only
This venue is not wheelchair accessible
Join us for tales of sails at Ships at The Ship! We team up with the NL Folk Arts Society to bring you riveting tales of life on the sea: pirate-laden adventures, harrowing shipwrecks, and heartfelt memories of sailors past. Hosted by Randy Crane and featuring Jim Payne, Christine Hennebury, Eugene Kane and Dave Paddon! Have a sail of tale? Tell it during the open mic!
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Randy Crane is a singer, songwriter, actor and storyteller. He performs in the Southern Shore Folk Arts dinner theatre. This summer he introduced his one man play “A Deadly Night”. He is a regular at the Song Circle and the Storytelling Circle and will be performing in Truump, The Musical this fall and will be acting in a play about the sinking of the cruise ship Florizel at the LSPU this spring. 

Randy released a CD of original music in 2016, titled Stories Told and raised $12000.00 for the Janeway Children’s Hospital.


Eugene Kane is a fisherman from Renews on the southern Shore he is married to his wife Beverly for 38 years has four children he has done storytelling on different occasions in his hometown he preformed with the fishermen’s choir Folk of the Sea and played a part in the play bound in shallows both the choir and the play toured the island preformed at the national arts Center in Ottawa and the Roy tomson Center in Toronto Eugene is the son of Tom Kane who was one of the rescuers at wreck of the Florizel.


Dave Paddon is a retired airline pilot originally from Northwest River, Labrador. He grew up listening to the songs and stories of the trappers and attending many a late night “session” around many a kitchen table. In 1986 he married a Gander girl and subsequently became immersed in Island culture. As a result he accumulated a store of material which suddenly bubbled to the surface when he and Kim returned to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2005 after 20 years upalong. He wrote his first recitation in 2007 and has now written 25. Five of these have been published in handmade chapbooks and his work is available on a CD or through electronic download. His recitation “Ralph:Flying Hound” was recently released as an illustrated children's book.

Dave lives in St.John's and is a regular at festivals and fundraisers throughout the province.


From Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, Jim Payne is a leading performer, collector and producer of traditional Newfoundland music. One of the province’s most prolific songwriters, he is also a singer, storyteller, writer, actor, step dancer and traditional dance instructor. He has performed extensively on radio and television in Canada and abroad, and toured throughout North America, the US, Europe, Japan and Australia.

An ECMA award winner, Jim owns and operates the largest traditional music record company in eastern Canada. SingSong Inc. has released 31 titles featuring traditional and contemporary music that reflects the Newfoundland experience, including recordings by legendary traditional musicians as well as contemporary folk and traditional artists.

He is a veteran of Rising Tide Theatre’s annual REVUEs, one third of the musical comedy act, Wicked Altogether with Pete Soucy (Snook) and Fergus O’Byrne, and a member of the traditional music group, A Crowd of Bold Sharemen. 

Jim is also an adventurer who has circumnavigated the island of Newfoundland more than 20 times, sailed through the Northwest Passage and back, and travelled widely throughout the Canadian and Scandinavian Arctic, including Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. He has also crossed the Drake Passage between Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica several times to travel to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

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