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by Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne journeys further into his musical lineage with a 'new' collection of traditional songs. They are beautifully arranged and performed with powerful vocals, brilliant guitar work, and instrumentation from an array of Newfoundland's top players
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Long Years Ago
4:00 $0.99
2. The River Driver
3:44 $0.99
3. Go to Sea No More
4:17 $0.99
4. Sarah Jane
3:56 $0.99
5. The Woods of Truagh
5:13 $0.99
6. Nancy from London
4:28 $0.99
7. Wedding Waltz
4:36 $0.99
8. Farewell to Tarwathie
4:41 $0.99
9. Adelaide
6:01 $0.99
10. Kitty Bawn O'Brien
4:20 $0.99
11. Jim Harris
3:31 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Matthew Byrne’s music has traveled well beyond the rugged shores of his Newfoundland home since his 2010 debut, Ballads. Touring as both a solo artist as well as singer with The Dardanelles, he has graced major festival stages worldwide. With his second album, Hearts & Heroes, receiving Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Byrne has established himself as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices.

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.

“It’s increasingly rare to find male traditional singers who are not just good, but GREAT! Matthew is certainly in that truly great category.” - BRIAN O’DONOVAN, WGBH BOSTON

“Possibly the finest interpreter of traditional songs in the country.” - PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE

“Matt’s interpretation of traditional songs is somehow fresh and ancient at the same time. And his voice is friggin’ perfect.”- ALAN DOYLE

“A voice as true as a compass needle.” - JAMES KEELAGHAN

“His reverence and respect for his material, along with his unabashed exploration of new songs and his staggeringly beautiful voice, makes for the rarest and most vital type of folk performer." - TOM POWER, CBC MUSIC



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