Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Surprise Treats, Pretty Flowers, and Matthew Hornell

Guests at Thom Coombs' show this past week got a tasty surprise: "Goat cheese, dandelion trickle and dried pansy crustini" followed by "smoked seal and fiddlehead pesto on toast". YUM! You can't beat good music combined with good food.

Matthew Hornell is no stranger to Woody Point but you are in for a serious treat this time around. In addition to Matthew's original folk songs, he and sideman Andrew Sneddon will be playing some songs from their newly released bluegrass EP THIS FRIDAY at Galliott Studios. I was lucky enough to see them play at the LSPU Hall in St. John's this past week and it was SO good and SO fun. The EP was recorded live in a Nova Scotia church and the jacket was letter-press printed and hand-folded. That's commitment, folks! This little gem is only available at live shows or Fred's Records in St. John's, so take this opportunity to get yourself a copy.

In other news, the Woody Point Regatta was a huge success, and tons of little crafters came out to Galliott Studios. The craft was tricky but with some great help from parents, everyone was able to take home a pretty homemade flower! 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Thom Coombes Monday Night!

Meet Thom Coombes from St. John's band Thom and the Tomcats. He writes and plays adorable indie rock/pop/folk songs, and lots of them - the band has five albums for sale on their bandcamp site (
You can also stream their songs on CBC radio three (which I am doing right now as I write! I am enjoying it immensely.!/play/artist/Thom-the-Tomcats)

Come to Galliott Studios for a charming solo performance this coming Monday, July 27. Hope to see you there! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mayhemingways Sunday Night!

Tomorrow evening at Galliott Studios you can catch the Mayhemingways from Peterborough, Ontario. This duo tours the east coast often and has become a favorite of Newfoundland audiences. They are very busy this time around: in St. John's they played at the Ship Friday night and a daytime house show at the Lady Palace. Tonight (Saturday) they are at the Grates Cove Cafe (Note: If your travels take you to the Avalon this is little restaurant/gallery is well worth the drive from St. John's!), Tomorrow they'll head west to play Galliott Studios. The final Newfoundland stop for this tour is at Flynn's Pub in Corner Brook on Monday night.

Check them out! Excellent music and really lovely people.

Have a listen to some of their tunes at
Watch a video at

the Mayhemingways

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Artist Talk This Friday!

Hello, friends! Summer is really happening now and we hope you are all having a great time no matter the weather! Here are a few little updates we wanted to let you know about:

This Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm join us for an artist talk with Jessie Knirsch. You can view some of her beautiful artwork at

If you attended last week's book talk and discussion with Miles Howe and Annie Clair, you will be interested to know that Mi'kmaq land defender Annie Clair has an upcoming court appearance. you can find out more here: Donations to help with legal fees can be sent to

And finally, here are a couple of snaps of the cruise ship Ocean Endeavor out in Bonne Bay, taken from our back door yesterday. Happy July!