Robert Chafe was in town before Christmas, on tour with “What Was Needed Most”, a collaborative project with The Tuckamore Music Festival. As Robert explains, it’s a difficult show to sum up in a few words – ostensibly monologues set to music, Robert explores issues of Newfoundland’s confederation with Canada, it’s a tremendously heartfelt piece that’s as much about family and legacy as anything else.
And it’s set to music! The Tuckamore Festival is dedicated to chamber music, and What Was Needed Most features new compositions by Duane Andrews, Bekah Simms, and Aiden Hartery.
I can’t say enough good things about the piece, and while the tour is long over, if you ever do get the chance to see it, do it!
Robert is also the Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, and you can find out more here.
Tuckamore is under the Artistic Directorship of Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves, and you can find out more about all that they’re up to right here.