The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See our line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Lethbridge for 2017....
A six-piece band from Lethbridge, Alberta, Junkman’s Quire boasts a unique blend of influences. Equally comfortable with driving twin-fiddle and cello Celtic traditional tunes, sax-powered jazz and rocking originals, the Quire has a sound you won’t hear anywhere else. Check out our new self-titled EP “Junkman’s Quire”.
We write carefully crafted songs that have received recognition at the South Country Fair songwriting competition (winner in 2013, second in 2017) and the Ship and Anchor songwriting contest (shortlisted in 2016). The Quire also puts the bling into bilingual and can perform in both official languages. Junkman’s Quire parle français aussi et est capable de faire des prestations dans les deux langues officielles!
As musicians, we bring eclectic tastes to the party. Our members have performed in classical orchestras, jazz combos, world percussion ensembles, fiddle groups, metal, rock, Afro-Celtic and country bands and even a Russian balalaika orchestra!