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Singer-songwriter Michelle Noftall to share music inspired by great-grandfather in Fortune

Michelle Noftal will be performing at the Fortune Lions Club on May 12.
Michelle Noftall will be performing at the Fortune Lions Club on May 12.

FORTUNE, NL — A singer-songwriter with ties to the Burin Peninsula is looking to take her music back to where it all began.

Michelle Noftall, who lives in Conception Bay South, launched her new album “Roots in the Water” in St. John’s this past November.

Music on the album was inspired by the life of her great-grandfather James Inniss, who arrived in Fortune as a stowaway at the age of 14, and spent his adult life in the community.

Noftall will be playing a concert at the Fortune Lions Club on May 12.


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She told The Southern Gazette she is looking forward to sharing the music with her great-grandfather’s adoptive community.

“It’s probably going to be one of the most meaningful musical experiences of my life,” said Noftall.

“This music is about my family’s story in Fortune, so to bring it back there is very, very special to me.”

Noftall said that while the concert will highlight songs from the album, she will also be performing a number of country, traditional and gospel numbers as well.

Ticket for the show can be purchased by calling Cecil Lake at 832-0766 or 832-7444 also George Riggs at 832-2822.

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