Ennis - The Fortunate Ones
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Genre: Roots

Winners of the 2013 MusicNL Award for Album of the Year and for Group of the year, ENNIS is a dynamic, original group with a unique contemporary voice flavored by deep roots and Celtic traditional Newfoundland influences. Maureen and Karen are powerful, interesting and humorous story tellers with a broad mix of Maureen's accessible original songs and uniquely interpreted tunes and ballads.

With 10 albums and inclusion on countless compilation CD’s, the group has toured the Middle East, Ireland, the UK, every Canadian Province and 90% of the United States, accumulating their own gold record, plus two compilation gold records along the way. In addition to sharing stages with Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Chieftains, Mary Black and Jann Arden, career highlights include a Juno Award, a SOCAN Award, and multiple ECMAs and Music Newfoundland awards and nominations.

Touring highlights include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Mariposa (Ontario), The Strawberry Music Festival (California), Merlefest (North Carolina), The Cleveland and Pittsburgh Irish festivals. They have also played Canada Day events on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Trafalgar Square in London, England. In 2012, they performed at the Woodford Folk Festival (the largest festival in Australia with over 120 000 people in attendance) and got a special mention in the Australian national newspaper as a festival highlight.