After almost 40 years, Tickle Harbour is still having fun. A contemporary band with deep roots in Newfoundland's cultural heritage, Tickle Harbour is representative of the folk music revival in Newfoundland and Labrador. Indeed, like Figgy Duff before them, Tickle Harbour's songs resonate with the musical heritage of the first European settlers from Ireland and England. The band is acoustic, but doesn't shy away from fresh approaches to tunes, some familiar, some dug out of oblivion. Tickle Harbour has recorded three albums - The Hare's Ears, Brule Boys in Paris and Battery Included. The eight musicians in the band for this year's feile are some of the best traditional players in Newfoundland - Don Walsh (guitar), Gerry Strong (whistle, flute), Scott Schillereff (hammered dulcimer), Paddy Mackey (bodhran), Fergus O'Byrne (vocals, bodhran, concertina), Francesca Swann (cello) and Greg Walsh (fiddle) and Nadine Hollett (vocals). During his 5 year stay in Newfoundland Seamus was an integral part of the band.