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Matthew Byrne

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Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly.
His repertoire has been shaped by his musical upbringing and Byrne supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. He is currently supporting his newest release, Horizon Lines - a collection of traditional material from both sides of the Atlantic that continues Byrne’s journey through his own unique musical lineage. This album won Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
“Byrne is the finest interpreter of traditional songs not only in his native province, but all of Canada.”
— TONY MONTAGUE, FROOTS MAGAZINE
“Possibly the finest interpreter of traditional songs in the country, Hearts & Heroes certainly provides ample evidence.”
— RODDY CAMPBELL, PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE
“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, WBGH BOSTON
“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

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