Folk Night at the Ship presents songs, stories and tune sessions from the finest Newfoundland artists every Wednesday night! Cover is $10 and the show starts at 9 sharp.

Buckle up for this one!

XIA-3 is an emerging instrumental fusion band based in Newfoundland that blends traditional Chinese influences with Western post-rock grooves. The group was formed in 2022 and is fronted by guzheng virtuoso Dr. Jing Xia with support from well-established St. John’s punk rockers Ritche Perez on bass and Brian Downton on drums.

As a professional artist and scholar, Xia started to study the guzheng at six years old and has degrees in Music Performance (B.A.), Arts Management (M.A.), and Ethnomusicology (Ph.D.). She is the winner of the 2022 MusicNL Award “Rising Star of the Year,” and was just nominated for two 2023 ECMA awards: Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year, and Global Recording of the Year.

You can always find artist bios, upcoming events and ways to donate or support us at And we do a livestream most Mondays at 8pm, except for summer!

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Start Date

Mar 22, 2023 - 21:00


The Ship Pub & Kitchen

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