Fortunate Ones

Fortunate Ones is a contemporary folk duo from Newfoundland. Celebrated for their harmony-entwined songs of hope, resilience, and the human condition—and their joyfully disarming live shows—they have toured relentlessly, bringing their open-hearted performances to thousands of people across North America and beyond. Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien have been busy since the release of their debut album The Bliss in 2015—thousands of miles, hundreds of shows, award-winning albums and scores of fans have all been hallmarks of the success the duo has experienced since their humble beginnings in St. John’s. The Bliss was nominated for a JUNO Award and landed two #1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20. On their sophomore album Hold Fast, the title track hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart. The album also took home three Music NL Awards in 2018, was nominated for four East Coast Music Awards, and the 2019 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year. Songs from Hold Fast have over 16 million streams on Spotify. In the summer of 2020, Fortunate Ones took part in the collaborative Songs from Home EP with Newfoundland favourites Alan Doyle, The Once, Ennis Sisters and Rachel Cousins. Written and recorded in isolation, the EP was released November 2020. We are excited to welcome Fortunate Ones to Celtic Colours this year.

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