Nfld. & Labrador

First Listen: Worlds Away by Dave Panting

On Worlds Away, multi-instrumentalist Dave Panting works with two generations of Newfoundland and Labrador musicians to create an album full of musical sounds from around the world.

Dave Panting collaborates with veteran N.L. musicians and accomplished newcomers

Dave Panting's latest album is called Worlds Away. (Courtesy Soundbone Traditional Arts Foundation )

On Worlds Away, multi-instrumentalist Dave Panting works with two generations of Newfoundland and Labrador musicians to create an album full of musical sounds from around the world.

Panting, who is best known for his work with Figgy Duff and Rawlins' Cross, worked with long-time collaborators such as his brother Geoff Panting, Rawlins' Cross bandmate Ian Mckinnon, and well known traditional musicians Gerry Strong and Gayle Tapper.

He also brought younger musicians including  Emilia Bartellas and Aaron Collis of the Dardanelles, and percussionist Simon Miminis into the mix.

"I joke that I live vicariously through the younger people's energy," said Panting.

"And [they bring] new influences, too, that I might not necessarily even think of."

Panting's compositions on Worlds Away are inspired by traditional Newfoundland and Labrador music, and by music from other cultures.

Have a listen to Dave Panting's conversation  with host Heather Barrett on Weekend AM.

Veteran N.L. musician joins forces with old and new friends for an all instrumental album, inspired by musical cultures from around the world.

Do you have a new album of music that Weekend AM should know about for First Listen? Email us wam@cbc.ca and tell us about it.

You can hear First Listen Sundays on Weekend AM from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Labrador) on CBC Radio One. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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