The Navigators are one of Newfoundland's most energetic and entertaining Celtic groups made up of several of the island's well-known musicians. Since forming in November 2000, they have become one of the hardest working bands on the east coast.
With original songs, acapella, instrumental numbers, ballads and shanties the band has created their own sound that is suitable for a variety of shows from rock concerts to soft-seat auditoriums, from folk festivals to conferences or from pubs to parties. The band is always guaranteed to both give and have a good time. Always a crowd favourite, this group has toured throughout Canada, the US, and Europe and is now making a stop in Nova Scotia supporting their new recording.
Sea Miner is The Navigators long awaited second release and fans will not be let down with songs like "Reach the Morning Light", "Heave Her Up" the best version of "Donald MacGilliavry" ever recorded and unmistakably Newfoundland songs like "Black Oil Miner" sing of life on the rock. Principal songwriter Arthur O'Brien has found his place as one of Atlantic Canada's troubadours and truly shines not only as a songwriter but a brilliant singer on this recording.
Fred Jorgensen will sing like he never has on "Sea Miner" Fred goes from high energy to sweet Irish Newfoundland balladeer, "Sea Miner" is going to help bring The Navigators with their unique Newfoundland sound to the rest of the world.
The Navigators award winning, debut recording “Dance and Sing” has quickly grown into a classic “must-have” East Coast CD, opening up touring opportunities throughout Canada and the United States. Staying together for almost 10 years the band is a full-time job for its members which is clearly evident when seen live.
If you are looking for a great night of traditional and not so traditional music then look no further. This talented group of Newfoundlanders will have your toes tapping and hands clapping and leave you wanting more.