Matthew Byrne (presented by Cuckoo's Nest)

Chaucer's Pub
122 Carling St • London, ON

Doors: 7:00PM | Show Starts: 7:30PM
All Ages / Licensed

Featuring: Matthew Byrne

Tickets

General Admission ($20.00)


Event type: All Ages / Licensed

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew  Byrne’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. Matthew’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.

Matthew Byrne released 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 own unique 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, 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.

“Matt’s interpretation of traditional songs is somehow fresh and ancient at the same time. And his voice is friggin’ perfect.”
— Alan Doyle, Great Big Sea

 

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Chaucer's Pub
122 Carling St, London, ON

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Matthew Byrne (presented by Cuckoo's Nest)

Matthew Byrne (presented by Cuckoo's Nest) will be at Chaucer's Pub in London, ON on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The doors open at 7:00PM, and the event should get underway around 7:30PM. Matthew Byrne (presented by Cuckoo's Nest) line-up includes Matthew Byrne. Advance online tickets will be available on Ticketscene until Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:59 PM unless the event sells out earlier. Chaucer's Pub is located at 122 Carling St, London, ON.

Cutoff for Advance Online Ticket Sales: Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:59 pm EST

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