Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne
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Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1994 | SELF | AFM

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 1994
Band Folk Acoustic

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May
24
Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne @ Roddickton

Roddickton,, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Roddickton,, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

May
16
Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne @ Griquet, NL

Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Apr
13
Jim Payne & Fergus O'Byrne @ Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, Maine, USA

Castine, Maine, USA

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"Newfoundland free spirits Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne sang a polished and thoroughly professional set of sailing tunes, original and older shanties, a stirring performance by two of the best folk musicians on the East Coast."
Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle-Herald, The Mail Star, Halifax (Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival,)

"....strong voices.... rollicking sea shanties.... major local talent."
Kelly Davis, Clarenville Packet, NL

"...great new disc....great singers...lively arrangements....Payne's original songs...are fine additions to the storehouse of occupational songs and have the taste of salt spray on them to boot....satisfyingly rough and hearty. Great stuff, b'ys!"
Steve Winick, Dirty Linen, USA

"....songs wouldn't sound out of place at any kitchen party in the region....O'Byrne and Payne handle all the instruments and vocals with practiced skill....straightforward arrangements and performances a welcome change....standouts here are too numerous to mention."
Curtis Rumbolt, The Express

"....well known names in Newfoundland folk circles....full-bodied singing on shanties.... impressive.... fulfills promise.... strong ballad singing.... anthemic choruses stays lodged in brain cells....excellent compilation of Newfoundland sea faring songs."
John O'Regan, Rock 'n Reel, Ireland

"...splendid addition to the recorded music of the Maritimes...their own compositions (are) solidly within the tradition...arrangements are well-balanced and support the strong vocals...great choice for listening, collecting new songs or learning about the culture of the Maritimes."
Sing Out!, USA

"They (Payne and O'Byrne) bring an obvious love and affinity for traditional song to this finely-balanced though varied collection, and their individual contributions mesh seamlessly...... a treat for the academic, the enthusiast and any interested listener. It certainly is for this writer!"
Tom Lewis, The Canadian Folk Music Bulletin de musique folklorique canadienne.
- Various


"Newfoundland free spirits Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne sang a polished and thoroughly professional set of sailing tunes, original and older shanties, a stirring performance by two of the best folk musicians on the East Coast."
Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle-Herald, The Mail Star, Halifax (Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival,)

"....strong voices.... rollicking sea shanties.... major local talent."
Kelly Davis, Clarenville Packet, NL

"...great new disc....great singers...lively arrangements....Payne's original songs...are fine additions to the storehouse of occupational songs and have the taste of salt spray on them to boot....satisfyingly rough and hearty. Great stuff, b'ys!"
Steve Winick, Dirty Linen, USA

"....songs wouldn't sound out of place at any kitchen party in the region....O'Byrne and Payne handle all the instruments and vocals with practiced skill....straightforward arrangements and performances a welcome change....standouts here are too numerous to mention."
Curtis Rumbolt, The Express

"....well known names in Newfoundland folk circles....full-bodied singing on shanties.... impressive.... fulfills promise.... strong ballad singing.... anthemic choruses stays lodged in brain cells....excellent compilation of Newfoundland sea faring songs."
John O'Regan, Rock 'n Reel, Ireland

"...splendid addition to the recorded music of the Maritimes...their own compositions (are) solidly within the tradition...arrangements are well-balanced and support the strong vocals...great choice for listening, collecting new songs or learning about the culture of the Maritimes."
Sing Out!, USA

"They (Payne and O'Byrne) bring an obvious love and affinity for traditional song to this finely-balanced though varied collection, and their individual contributions mesh seamlessly...... a treat for the academic, the enthusiast and any interested listener. It certainly is for this writer!"
Tom Lewis, The Canadian Folk Music Bulletin de musique folklorique canadienne.
- Various


Discography

Wave Over Wave (Old and New Songs of Atlantic Canada)
A Crowd of Bold Sharemen
How Good Is Me Life
A Lovely TIme Of Year

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Bio

Two of Newfoundland’s most respected performers combine their passion for traditional music and song, as well as their instrumental prowess and humorous repartee, to cover a broad spectrum of Newfoundland folk culture, including songs, stories and dance tunes. Their repertoire includes rousing sea shanties and work songs, poignant ballads, comic ditties, folk tales and recitations, and toe-tapping jigs, reels and polkas on a variety of instruments.