“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
“Matthew Byrne sings with a voice as true as a compass needle and is a dab hand on his instruments as well. His ‘Ballads’ is one of the finest English language traditional albums to come out in many a year.” – James Keelaghan
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.
His second album, Hearts & Heroes, received Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Byrne has established himself as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. His most recent album, Horizon Lines, is a collection of traditional material that explores a unique repertoire of songs from both sides of the Atlantic.
Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew has a repertoire that is heavily influenced by his 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.
Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
NEW! Tickets also on sale at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.
Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.