August 31st, 2017

Fred’s Records hosts MusicNL press conference

MusicNL announced its 2017 MusicNL Week 2017 awards nominees at an in-shop press conference on August 31, attended by many local media outlets, such as NTV News and CBC Newfoundland and Labrador.
Government officials, industry professionals, musicians, friends, family, and fans were on hand for the launch, which also celebrated the 25th anniversary of MusicNL.
Congratulations to all nominees!! All recordings are available in shop at Fred’s Records or through our webstore.

Check out the award categories and nominees via MusicNL here. Award winners will be announced during the upcoming MusicNL week, from October 11-15. We’re so excited!

October 16th, 2017

2017 MusicNL Awards at the SJCC

Congratulations to all award winners & nominees at MusicNL’s 25th Anniversary Award Show last night at the St. John’s Convention Center. The big winners were Janet Cull, The Kubasonics and Steve Maloney with 3 awards each!

Janet Cull won Album of the Year, Pop/Rock Artist & Female Artist. The Kubasonics won Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year, and Folk/Roots Artist. Steve Maloney won Songwriter of the Year, Alternative Artist, and Country Artist.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Glen Tilley, former CBC Radio producer, with a truly astounding resume of activities.

The evening was a celebration of MusicNL’s 25 year anniversary with a great show hosted by Alan Doyle & featuring performances by Janet Cull, Steve Maloney, Amelia Curran, The Once, The Fortunate Ones, Kubasonics, Shanneyganock, Cordeen, The Novaks, & a band comprising original founding members of MusicNL: John Hutton, Glen Tilley, Sandy Morris, Geoff Dyer, & Denis Parker.

There were vivid speeches by long-time executive director Denis Parker, John Hutton, and industry veterans.

Fred’s Records would like to give props to Fred Brokenshire, founder of Fred’s Records and original founding member of MusicNL.

Congratulations to MusicNL for their 25 year contribution to the music community of this province, its huge role in the creation of a bona fide music industry and the support they give to our talented musicians.

Special thanks to Executive Director Glenda Tulk and her team for all their work and a great evening.

To support any of our wonderful artists, all winners’ and nominees’ recordings are available at Fred’s Records!

September 11th, 2017


All star Irish & Newfoundland accordion quartet Cordeen celebrated their new CD Musical Bridge with a live show on a rainy afternoon at Fred’s. The newly-formed Cordeen are all-Ireland accordion champion Conor Moriorty, Benny McCarthy, founding member of iconic Irish traditional group Danu, and Newfoundland accordion virtuosi Graham Wells from the Irish Descendants and Billy Sutton from The Fables.

Cordeen’s debut CD Musical Bridge unites traditional music of Newfoundland and Ireland and includes hornpipes, airs & jigs. Back from their tour of Ireland, it was a rare opportunity to see these masterful players all together in St. John’s.


April 9th, 2017

Amelia Curran @ Fred’s Records!

Newfoundland’s own Amelia Curran rocked the shop on Thursday, April 6!

To celebrate her latest album, 2017’s ‘Watershed‘ and her new book, ‘Relics and Tunes: The Songs of Amelia Curran‘, Amelia played a 3 song set to a highly excited and supportive audience.
After the set, Amelia signed copies of her published work, as well as CDs and freshly released vinyl copies of ‘Watershed.’
This event, created by Fred’s Records, Amelia’s record label Six Shooter Records, and her publisher, Breakwater Books, was a huge success, with all attendees filing out into the crisp evening air with big smiles on their faces.
As always, it was an absolute pleasure to see Amelia perform, and especially wonderful to hear her newest tunes live for the first time.

If you couldn’t make it to the show, check out these videos of Amelia’s performance!



April 8th, 2017

The Kubasonics @ Fred’s Records!

A unique band on the capital city’s vast musical roster, The Kubasonics are guaranteed to – like the wind – blow you away every time.
Their latest musical offering, ‘Kubfunland‘ hit shelves on April 8 and has already received glowing reviews from their many fans, who turned out in droves for the band’s album release show on April 8.

We’ll use their website’s album info to entice you to swing by the shop to snag your copy of ‘Kubfunland‘:

“The Kubasonics’ new CD “Kubfunland” takes listeners on a wild ride through a variety of musical styles and textures. The repertoire draws on a wealth of Ukrainian traditional material ranging from centuries old chants, ritual dance melodies, songs of love and of troubled relationships, toe-tapping party music, and even a set of Newfoundland dance tunes. All are given a refreshingly new interpretation in the Kubasonics’ arrangements. Top-notch musicianship combined with the sounds of an array of exotic folk instruments result in a unique sonic blend.”

Check out these snaps from their amazing in-store performance!


Check out their in-store performance, on Fred’s Records’ YouTube channel!

Even their littlest fans were eager to show their support!

April 1st, 2017

Earle & Coffin @ Fred’s Records!

Teenage blues musicians Earle and Coffin blew our minds on February 4, with a rockin’ afternoon set.
This event celebrated the release of their second album, ‘Wood Fire Blood & Bone‘ with an enthusiastic set, supported by an enthusiastic crowd to match.
This album is hot on the heels of their 2016 album, ‘Live at the Citadel House‘ which garnered the young band a Canadian Folk Music Award!

Swing by the shop to snag a copy of each of these amazing albums. You don’t wanna miss out!

March 24th, 2017


The “Come From Away” CD is on sale now at Fred’s and it’s a must hear. The visual and emotional essence of this critically-acclaimed musical are wonderfully captured on CD. Rate this one 5 stars.

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December 21st, 2016

Telegram Ad December 19

Here is our Saturday Telegram Ad. Last week before Christmas!


December 15th, 2016


Fred’s sends congratulations to Kellie Walsh, founder and artistic director of Lady Cove Women’s Choir, co-founder and artistic director of Newman Sound Men’s Choir, and artistic director of Shallaway (what a mouthful!)Kellie joins eight other recipients of the Order, all deserving of the award. Thank you Kellie, for your immeasurable contribution to this province!


December 10th, 2016

Saturday December 10th