Road Trip Playlist

Around here, music is part of the natural and cultural landscape. You can find it practically everywhere you go - from kitchens and pubs to concert halls and festivals in every corner of the province. One moment you'll be clapping and stomping along to jigs and reels featuring fiddles, accordions, and bodhran drums, and the next you'll get swept away by old Irish love songs passed down from generation to generation. Our thriving music scene is also filled with a diverse range of new music, including reggae, world, jazz, blues, rock, classical, and pop.  

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to some of the country's finest artists and performers, so there is no shortage of playlist worthy tunes for your next road trip. Check out this compilation inspired by MusicNL and let our musical heritage fill your heart as you breeze past picturesque shorelines and untamed wilderness on your next Newfoundland & Labrador road trip.  

Youngtree & The Blooms — Hilltops of Blowing Heather

 

 Rosemary Lawson — The Siren

 

Galaa - The Speech

Dion Todd - Be Alright

Jenina MacGillivray - Ilyia

Rum Ragged - Ghost in the Fog

Quote the Raven - Golden Hour

Eastern Owl - Highway of Tears

 

Andrea Koziol and Bill Brennan - Bye Bye Blackbird

It Could Be Franky - Sleep The Clock Around

Chess Club - Nothing (Has Been Enough)

 

On any given day of the week, you’ll come across live music playing in one of our iconic bars or clubs - particularly down on George Street, and be sure to visit the Ship Pub, one of St. John’s most popular live music venues. In the summer months, multi-genre music festivals span the province from east to west.

What other songs would you add to the playlist? Let us know in the comments!

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