DaysArts Presents: Matthew Byrne, Traditional Singer & Storyteller from Newfoundland
January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Newfoundland’s Matthew Byrne is performing in Daysland, AB on January 17th at Strome Community Hall. Byrne is fresh off winning Traditional Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards this past November, and is excited to bring his award-winning album, Horizon Lines, to Daysland for the first time.
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.
“Matt’s interpretation of traditional songs is somehow fresh and ancient at the same time. And his voice is friggin’ perfect.”
— ALAN DOYLE
“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
“Possibly the finest interpreter of traditional songs in the country, Hearts & Heroes certainly provides ample evidence.”
— RODDY CAMPBELL, PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE