Project Description

Newfoundland Routes & Roots


This cabaret explores the music, history, and people of Newfoundland as I trace my family connection to the Island through the Grandmother I barely knew. Along the way, I meet A LOT of new cousins and look at the question of what it means to be a “True Newfoundlander”. A musical cabaret with live fiddle and guitar accompaniment.

One Act Cabaret Musical (1 Female violin player, And Grant on guitar)

Margaret McDougall Tilly

My grandmother, Margaret McDougall Tilly, who the show is dedicated to.


The “Tilly house” in the town of Elliston NL, where my Grandfather’s family were from.

Trinity, Newfoundland

The town of Trinity NL, where my Great Grandmother Mary Grant was born. The town figures prominently in the show.


I wrote this show initially for Smile Theatre, a company that specializes in touring shows to long term Seniors Residences. We did a premiere performance on February 29 2020, and then sadly were unable to continue a planned Spring tour for the safety of our audiences due to COVID-19. Once this pandemic is over I look forward to bringing this show (and a lot of joy) to Seniors who have been isolated for so long!

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