What we do

Citadel House  Records is an independent record label working primarily with  Newfoundland artists to bring their unique talent to a broader audience. The Citadel House is both a unique live venue and a state of the art recording facility that operates out of the building that was the original Salvation Army Citadel in Lewisporte, NL and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a premiere venue in Central Newfoundland for warm, intimate concerts with a fantastic sounding room and an avid, 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 and area to raise their (then) six children, and have been renovating the said building for roughly 17 years. It is a working progress, and work of art in and of itself.

 They are currently homeschooling three of the youngest children, and have graduated six highly driven and focused children, who you will find living all over the globe, and taking in concerts wherever they can.

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?

Dean Stairs

  • Director

Dean has been a sound engineer and been working globally in the music industry for over 30 years, and has a very rich history with many stories to tell.

His hashtag on Twitter is most frequently #ilovemyjob

Stevie Stairs

  • Director

Stevie grew up in the States, and after meeting Dean at college 36 years ago became a Canadian citizen and now calls Newfoundland home.She has been raising her ten children for the last 29 years and is a patient, creative, funny, and fun lady.

Her nickname in the music industry is Bay Mom, to folks young and old.

Bonny Stairs

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Artist Representation 

Bonny has inherited her love of unconventional travel from her parents.She can be found all over the country exploring nooks and crannies and scouting new music to enjoy.

Having grown up in a music centred home, it is no surprise that she has joined the music industry.

The Family!

We have ten kids and are starting to gain children in-law too. Family reunions are going to be hard to handle in a few years.

Jasmine, Riley, Courtney & Caleb Grove, Victor, Bonny, Elizabeth, Georgia, Charlotte, and Sam.