Ofra Harnoy reimagines 'Sonny's Dream' in new video with Kelly-Ann Evans / CBC
When renowned cellist Ofra Harnoy turned her eye to an album about the songs of Newfoundland and Labrador, she was certain one of Ron Hynes's best-known songs would be on it - and she knew a voice she wanted to hear beside her own. Harnoy recruited Kelly-Ann Evans to sing Sonny's Dream - Hynes's timeless song about love and loss and mothers and sons - for her album. "I actually heard Kelly-Ann sing and I was absolutely blown away way before we even thought of this project," Harnoy told CBC News.
"But when we did, we were sure we were selecting Sonny's Dream to be on the album [and] I just imagined her voice singing that part."
The video for the song is being launched this week, with an exclusive first appearance on CBC. It shows Harnoy and Evans performing the song at the downtown St. John's pub the Black Sheep, and also includes a dramatic sequence inspired by the classic song's lyrics. Evans plays the mother who pleads with her son to stay home, while actor Tristan Hayward plays the role of Sonny. WATCH