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About the Band

From the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Canada The Navigator’s formed in 2000 based on a unique combination of baritone voices and instrumentalists into a folk band that is as much known for its own original contemporary trad as it is for the traditional music. With four full studio albums, Bay Bulls Cove (2023); Soldiers and Sailors (2011); Sea Miner (2009), Dance and Sing (2001), and a number of other recording contributions, the group has toured all of Canada, much of the US and Europe. 


As Music NL’s  Award for Folk/Roots Group of the Year (2002), the band has created a name and following across the province that just gets stronger every year.  As part of the successful “Celtic Christmas” Yhe Navigators has enjoyed 13 years of touring NL and even put together a popular CD of the same name along with The Irish Descendant’s (2010).


The band’s first CD Dance and Sing was the longest running #1 selling CD at Fred’s Record’s in St. John’s, holding the spot for almost a full decade and is still the #4 best selling CD of all time!  In 2021, The Navigator’s were invited to record a song from the Broadway musical Come From Away by its producers. Their version of Welcome to the Rock became an instant favourite and was released early as a part of Apple TVs movie version of the musical  

Current Members


Arthur O'Brien

Vocals, Guitars, Fiddle, Mandolin and Madola.


Fred Jorgensen

Vocals, Guitars, Tin Whistles and Bodhran


Darryl Chafe

Vocals, Electric Bass and Guitars


Jim Kieley


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