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Sound Symposium 2016

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Finally catching up in this summer’s work. Check out our photo gallery from this year’s Sound Symposium XVIII, international festival of new music and sound art. A wonderful 10 day adventure in music, performance, sound art and acoustic wonders and aural delights! I got invited to shoot Sound Symposium in 1992 and I’ve been doing it ever since.

MUMMERS!

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It’s Mummer time.

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It was a great, wet, fun time at the annual Mummers Parade in St. John’s yesterday. Congratulationd to organizer Ryan Davis and his merry band of volunteers. And thanks for inviting me back for another year.  Visit their website www.mummersfestival.ca in the coming days for an online photo gallery. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

Putting on The Ice Shirt at Sound Symposium

This is classic Sound Symposium Davida Monk and Bill Horist performing Putting on The Ice Shirt at the LSPU Hall on Day 4 of Sound Symposium XVII in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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Nicole Hand and the Art Van Go guerrilla band crash the Farmers market in St. John’s, Newfoundland to promote Sound Symposium XVII. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

SOUND SYMPOSIUM is back in St. John’s, Newfoundland July 4 – 2014. Don’t miss this wonderfully eclectic international festival of new music and performing art held every two yeas in St. John’s and draw the finest in sound art, music and performing art from around the world.  We’ll be shooting this event for the next 10 days so stop by, take in a show and say hello. Tickets and info available at Sound Symposium HQ in the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street.

Thanks for the Mummeries

2013 Mummers Parade photographed by Greg Locke in St. John's, Newfoundland. © 201 - www.greglocke.com…click to enlarge

As the year ends and winter gets a grip in the Northern latitudes, many cultures mark the passing of another year and the coming of winter with annual religious and folk festivals and events. Here in Newfoundland, the remote and isolated coastal fishing villages long held on to traditions brought from England and Ireland. A mix of ancient Celtic, Pagan and Anglo-Saxon rituals merged with Christianity and the celebration of Christmas. One of those traditions, Mummering, has enjoyed a cultural revival in urban areas in recent years.

For the second year in a row I’ve been honoured to photograph the Mummer’s Parade in St. John’s, brilliantly organized by Ryan Davis and his merry band of volunteers.

You can find out more about The Mummers Festival at mummersfestival.ca and see more of my photos there. If you have a subscription to Facts & Opinions to can get an edited slide show mixed with audio and music from this years parade by the Armagh Rhymers, who visited from Ireland.

….enjoy your holidays and let the mummers in for a drink if they come knocking at your door on a dark wintery night.

Making the Front Page

Our photo of David Bruneau at the Flatrock Climbing Festival, in Flatrock, Newfoundland made the front page of the Northeast Avalon Times newspaper this week  ….the best Newspaper in Newfoundland I might add! Always a great honour.

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Flatrock Climbing Festival photo gallery by Greg Locke. Flatrock, Newfoundland.
Terry Day at the 2013 Flatrock Climbing Festival in Flatrock, Newfoundland.
Photo by Greg Locke © 2013.

Here is a photo gallery from Alpine Club of Canada’s 2013  Flatrock Climbing Festival in Flatrock, Newfoundland. This event just gets more incredible every year as the climbing sports become more popular and people discover just what a great place Newfoundland and Labrador is for sport and trad climbing. This year it was organized by the Newfoundland Section of the Alpine Club of Canada. As always, it had something for the hard core climbers and those curious to just try it out. ACCNL members were on hand to give instruction.

Flatrock is the most developed climbing area in the province so far but areas on the west coast around Corner Brook and Gros Morn National Park are being explored and large crags on the remote south coast of the island have been mapped and climbed.  Major props to Beth Spencer and her merry band of organizers along with the sponsors who know a good thing when they see it!

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All photos © 2013 GREG LOCKE

Links:

Alpine Club of Canada – NL Section
Wallnuts Climbing Centre 
NL Junior Climbing Team

2012 Mummers Parade now online


I finally finished the edit on last weeks Mummers Festival in St. John’s. Big round of applause to Ryan Davis and the crew for organizing such an amazing event. For those of you have been bugging me, Ryan just posted the gallery so please click on over and have a look on their FLICKR page