Matthew Byrne "Horizon Lines" jumps to No 12!
Big thanks to CHSR for supporting The Barrowdowns, "Come What May Come" is No 1 this week on their Top 30 Chart!
Matthew Byrne "Horizon Lines" jumps to No 12!
SpinCount clients Top Stingray Roots for July 2017 - Cassie & Maggie are No 1, Steph Cameron is No 4 and 100 Mile House No 10, plus more!
Thank you to Stingray Music for supporting our clients and Canadian Music! July 2017 was an incredible month for SpinCount clients Cassie & Maggie, Steph Cameron, 100 Mile House, The Once, Bill & Joel Plaskett, Claire Lynch, Kayla Luky and Matthew Byrne, who are all charting on Stingray Roots Top 120 monthly chart for airplay.
Special shout out to Cassie & Maggie who are No 1, and Steph Cameron and 100 Mile House for making the Top 10! And as always, thank you to Stingray Music.
Rank -- Artist -- Album Title -- Label
1 -- Cassie & Maggie MacDonald -- The Willow Collection -- Independent
4 -- Steph Cameron -- Daybreak Over Jackson Street -- Pheromone Records
10 -- 100 Mile House -- Hiraeth -- Independent
14 -- The Once -- We Win Some We Lose -- Independent
26 -- Bill & Joel Plaskett -- Solidarity -- Pheromone
75 -- Claire Lynch -- North by South -- Compass
79 -- Kayla Luky -- Back To Dirt -- Independent
120 -- Matthew Byrne -- Horizon Lines -- Independent
Congrats to all the artists who charted on Stingray Roots Top 120 for the month of July!
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MATTHEW BYRNE SOCIALS
MATTHEW BYRNE 2017 'HORIZON LINES' TOUR DATES:
July 7-9 Orillia, ON - Mariposa Folk Festival
August 4-6 St. John's, NL - Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival
August 7-11 Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic College
August 11-13 Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
August 18-20 Owen Sound, ON - Summerfolk Festival
September 8 Vancouver, BC - The Rogue Folk Club
September 9 Campbell River, BC - Otter's Holt Concerts
September 12 Calgary, AB, Ironwood Stage & Grill
September 15 Saskatoon, SK, The Bassment
September 22 Membertou, NS - Contact East Showcase
September 23 Kitchener, ON - The Registry Theatre
September 24 Holland Landing, ON - Gary's Garage
September 27 Oakville, ON, The Moonshine Cafe
September 30 Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn
October 1 Sharbot Lake, ON, Sharbot Lake Inn
October 4 Fredericton, NB - Lansdowne Concert Series
October 5 Mount Stewart, PE - Trailside Inn
October 8 Yarmouth, NS - Yarmouth County Museum
October 11 Halifax, NS - The Carleton
October 12-13 Cape Breton, NS - Celtic Colours Festival
October 19-21 Fort Saskatchewan, AB - Showcase Alberta
October 25 Corner Brook, NL - Rotary Arts Centre
October 28 St. John's, NL - George Street Church
“Possibly the finest interpreter of traditional songs in the country.” - PENGUIN EGGS MAGAZINE
“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 “
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
“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
RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2017
1. LONG YEARS AGO 4:00
2. THE RIVER DRIVER 3:44
3. GO TO SEA NO MORE 4:26
4. SARAH JANE 3:55
5. THE WOODS OF TRUAGH 5:12
6. NANCY FROM LONDON 4:28
7. WEDDING WALTZ 4:36
8. FAREWELL TO TARWATHIE 4:40
9. ADELAIDE 6:01
10. KITTY BAWN O’BRIEN 4:19
11. JIM HARRIS 3:30
All songs traditional except: Wedding Waltz & Adelaide - written by Matthew Byrne
Go To Sea No More - written by Con O’Brien & Ronnie Power (SOCAN)
Kitty Bawn O’Brien - written by Allister MacGillivray (Cabot Trail Music)
All songs arranged by Matthew Byrne & Billy Sutton
Producer - Billy Sutton, The Sound Solution
Album Info - Horizon Lines
ABOUT MATTHEW BYRNE - HORIZON LINES (2017)
Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly with his latest recording, Horizon Lines.
Matthew Byrne releases his highly-anticipated third album, Horizon Lines, on August 11, 2017. This newest collection of traditional material explores a unique repertoire of songs from both sides of the Atlantic and continues Byrne’s journey through his rich musical lineage. A guest appearance by Matthew’s dad (Joe Byrne) makes for a particularly special moment on this recording. Another highlight is an original ballad by Byrne called Adelaide, penned after discovering a fascinating family connection to a beautiful love story - “a traditional song just waiting to be written,” as he describes it. Byrne’s ever-evolving creative partnership with producer Billy Sutton shines throughout Horizon Lines with thoughtful interpretations of traditional songs anchored by Byrne’s polished guitar work and commanding voice. Their treatment of the repertoire shows a mutual sense of when to build (with accompaniment from Newfoundland’s finest players) and when to let a melody and story stand alone.
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.
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