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Sons of Ned performing at various provincial venues to promote autism awareness


Published on July 12, 2017

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Sons of Ned, a band based in Carleton Place, Ont., will be touring the province a little later this summer in an effort to increase awareness of autism.

The five-piece cover band, of which two members are autistic, have a wide repertoire of mostly folk music, mixed with alternative rock and a strong catalogue of Canadian artists. Members are Mike Schooley (vocals, guitar, harmonica, saxophone); Matthew Vlasblom (piano, vocals); Jake Schooley (drums, percussion); Emilie-Rose McBeath (vocals, bass); and James McBeath (bass, guitar, vocals).

“There’s a talent amongst us waiting to be shared,” James McBeath, a frequent visitor to the province, stated in a recent press release. “We’ve decided to share their talent with others out there living with autism, showing that there is a bright future for them.”

The band will be filming a documentary of the tour, showing scenes of the province, its people, their experiences and, of course, the music.

Visit www.sonsofned.com for more detailed tour information.

The Newfoundland Tour

July 22

Silver Sands, Searston – Codroy Valley

July 25

Berry Hill Campground, Gros Morne National Park

July 26

Cow Head Show, Gros Morne National Park

July 27

Bontours Boat Cruise, Norris Point

July 30

Fish Fun and Folk Festival, Twillingate

Aug. 2

Walkham’s Gate Pub, Bonavista