2010 Musicians

Lloyd Bartlett

lloydLloyd Bartlett is an award winning guitarist and composer and veteran of the music business. He has recorded and performed for over forty years, often seen and heard on CBC radio and TV as well as Rogers TV.

He has eight CDs currently available and has gained notoriety for his subtle re-inventions of timeless Newfoundland tunes for the cassical guitar, which have found thier way around the world.

Lloyd has performed with THE MARCH HARE now for thirteen years.

Ron Hynes

Ron Hynes - Courtesy Sennheiser CanadaOne of Canada’s premier singer-songwriters, Ron Hynes has created beautifully crafted signature songs for nearly 35 years. With seven solo albums and numerous collaborative recordings to his credit, Ron is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner, and a past JUNO, Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee. He is the recent recipient of the SOCAN National Achievement Award (for songwriting career success) and holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University for his song writing and contribution to the cultural life of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ron Hynes is best known for his folk classic “Sonny’s Dream”, haunting chronicle “Atlantic Blue”, heart wrenching requiem “Godspeed”, and a string of radio hits including “Story Of My Life” “Cryer’s Paradise”, “No Kathleen”, “Roy Orbison Came On” and more. Ron’s songs have been recorded by dozens of artists worldwide, including Emmylou Harris, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, Valdy, John McDermott, Hayley Westenra and many more.

The self-titled “Ron Hynes” CD, his most recent release, is touted by many as his most brilliant work to date, and was recognized with MusicNL Awards for “Songwriter of the Year”, “Folk-Roots Artist of the Year”, “Entertainer of The Year” and the 2007 East Coast Music Award for “Male Solo Recording of the Year”.

In the words of Frank Davies, Founder of the Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame, “He’s not just the Man Of A Thousand Songs; he’s the man of a treasure chest full of gems – timeless, brilliant, classic works of art that celebrate simple everyday events in the lives of common men.”

Ron Hynes tours regularly throughout Canada and abroad, Attracting enthusiastic audiences wherever he performs.

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Lynn Horne Marketing & Media Relations
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lynnhorne@ns.sympatico.ca

Pamela Morgan

Pamela MorganFor 19 years, Pamela Morgan was lead singer, guitarist, and arranger for the Canada’s pioneering “Celtic” band, Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff, who brought the traditional music of Newfoundland to the world stage. Since then, Pamela has been spearheading her own independent record label, Amber Music, producing music for NL’s finest roots artists, including three of her own solo CDs, and licensing tracks to various labels worldwide. Over the last few years, she has represented Canada at Expo in Japan, toured extensively in England, Canada, the US and Europe, and overseen productions of two original scores for live theater, including her own folk opera, “The Nobleman’s Wedding.” She continues to write, arrange, perform, and tour, in her own highly original and hauntingly beautiful style.

Gordon Quinton

image002Guitarist/composer Gordon Quinton was born in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador and now lives in St. John’s. A unique, self-taught guitar stylist, he specializes in original compositions and arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk music. As a member of the popular group, Ward Six, which released an album in the early 1970s, Gordon has since produced eight instrumental guitar recordings, Guitar Songs, Woodnight Moon, Wildwood Flower, Sea-Winds: Original Guitar Music from Newfoundland, North Atlantic Dance, Molly Bawn: A Guitar Memoir, From a Christmas Guitar, and the newly released The Yellow Sky. Independently distributed on his Woodnight Records label, Gordon’s recordings have crossed international borders into countries such as Japan, Norway and Australia. He has also contributed musically on several recordings by local artists including John White, Phyllis Morrissey, Shirley Montague, and John Lacey.

Allan Rickets

allangazingAllan Ricketts is a 21 year old traditional musician from Torbay, Newfoundland. He is a singer and multi-instrumentalist with his primary instruments being the octave mandolin, banjo, pedal steel and accordion. He has performed at many festivals, folk nights, concerts, and private functions. In Dec. 2006, with the assistance of a Sound Recording Grant presented to him by MusicNL, Allan released his debut CD “Allan Ricketts”, produced by Patrick Moran (The Punters). Allan is a member (banjo/accordion) of the newly formed band, the Stone Rogues (Trad. Irish/Rock). Allan just released his second solo album “Rivers” produced by Kalem Mahoney. Some of the Album’s guest artists include Duane Andrews, Mike Hanrahan, Patrick Moran, Rob Brown, Dave Panting, George Morgan, Mark Bragg, Graham Wells, Mark Neary, Fergus O’Byrne and Pamela Morgan.