What we do

The Citadel House is an independent Record Label operating out of Lewisporte, Newfoundland, with a roster that stretches from Vancouver to St. John’s. The company gravitates towards working with artists who demonstrate exceptional promise, and uncompromising dedication to their art. 

The Citadel House is also both a unique live venue and a state of the art recording facility. It is rapidly gaining a reputation as a premier venue in Central Newfoundland for warm, intimate concerts with a fantastic sounding live room and a music-loving audience. 

Citadel House is a registered Canadian music publishing house and FACTOR registered record label, recognized under the Comprehensive Music Company sector. 

Our History

Dean and Stevie bought the old Lewisporte Salvation Army Citadel in 2001 after Dean was posted to Gander with the CAF. They chose this building  to begin a full time recording studio and home to raise their 10 children, still a work in progress. Studio life has grown to include a venue and record label, with seven artists and a music publishing division.  They are currently homeschooling two of the youngest children, lost a dear son to Cancer, and have graduated seven adventure loving adults who are out finding their own place in this world.

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Citadel House is a Factor Recognized Record Label, Recording Studio and a live music venue and in Lewisporte, NL. Citadel House concerts brings world-class talent to an intimate, all-ages venue in Central Newfoundland. Citadel House Records partners with new and established musical artists to enhance their careers through recordings, tour support, strategic career development and music dispersal as a FACTOR Comprehensive Music Company.   

CITADEL HOUSE - Where Music Comes to be Heard

Christian Howse in the studio.

Christian Howse in the studio.

Terry Penney playing to a full room. Note the balcony overhead.

Terry Penney playing to a full room. Note the balcony overhead.

Who are we?

Credit to Al Douglas

Credit to Al Douglas

Dean Stairs

  • Director
  • Studio 

Dean Stairs is an award-winning musician with a top tier record of Production Engineering and Musicianship. He has worked in the Music Industry for over 30 years and has established a reputation as a collaborative force through effective networks and a strong clear vision. He has been recognized within Newfoundland through the 2016 MusicNL Industry Builder Award,  the 2018 Music NL Company of the Year, and 2018 Music NL Industry Professional of the Year. He has served on the Board of Directors for the East Coast Music Association since 2010, and has been Chair of this board for the past four years. 

Dean collaborates with musicians from all over the world to produce content that is heard in every major international market. He is a Beta Tester for both Waves Audio Inc from Israel and WaveLab from Belgium helping to produce cutting edge software for today's musician.He recently was honoured to become one of the artists for Babelson Audio from France. His work has garnered many nominations and awards for his artists as well as himself over the years. Dean is passionate about getting it right and works to a very high tolerance.

Credit to Elizabeth Stairs

Credit to Elizabeth Stairs