The Newfoundland Herald
Celtic \ Folk \ Roots
For 72 years, The Newfoundland Herald has been a provincial institution in Newfoundland and Labrador.
On May 12, 1946, The Sunday Herald made its debut, selling 10,000 copies in just two hours. The rest, as they say, is history. For the first five years of The Herald’s existence, it was practically a one man show. Geoffrey William Stirling wrote The Herald from cover to cover, sold the advertising, printed it, and even did door-to-door deliveries. More than 70 years later The Herald is still on newstands and in households all across the province, making it Newfoundland’s #1 Magazine.
Today, The Newfoundland Herald has emerged from tabloid and television guide to hub of all things entertainment and Newfoundlandia. The names that have graced the cover of The Newfoundland Herald (as the song so famously quips) reads like a who’s who of our cultural greats and legends.
In recent years, The Newfoundland Herald staff have prided themselves on featuring hundreds of local artists and musicians for in-depth and informative ‘music and artist spotlights’. Everyone from trad staples Alan Doyle, Shanneyganock and Fergus O’Byrne, to emerging folk stars Fortunate Ones and The Once, to indie darlings Town House, Dame Nature and heavy metal staples Devastator, Winterhearth and The Combine have graced the pages of The Herald.
Additionally, The Newfoundland Herald’s web and social media presence has grown leaps and bounds in recent years, with promotion of local events and artists showcase and growing priority.
The Newfoundland Herald is proud to continue a 70 year legacy of excellence in our province, and open up new doors and avenues for the promotion and betterment of both local artists and the local music industry as a whole.