Sean McCann ‘The Shantyman’ coming back to where it all began

He’s a talented singer-songwriter, keynote speaker, mental health and recovery advocate, author and Order of Canada recipient.

But Sean McCann will forever be synonymous with one of Canada’s most famous bands, Newfoundland’s own Great Big Sea.

Three decades after co-founding the iconic group, ‘The Shantyman’ is coming back to where it all began.

NTV’s Rosie Mullaley recently spoke with McCann and files this story.


About the Author
Rosie Mullaley is an award-winning journalist who covered the justice beat in St. John’s for many years. A veteran reporter, who spent over three decades with the province’s daily newspaper, she enjoys telling a wide range of stories, from human interest pieces to sports to hard-hitting news and developments that affect citizens in their communities. When she isn’t tracking down the news, she is a talented musician who plays keyboard and guitar and is lead vocalist for the four-piece band Trails End. One of the province’s most respected journalists, she is also the proud mother of two wonderful boys.
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