A Few of our Finest Singers and Players A to G
Linda (Slade) Byrne was born in Kingwell and resettled to Arnold's Cove in the mid 1960's. As a teenager she had a keen interest in learning songs, particularly traditional ballads. She recorded many of the older folks singing in the old style and she continues to sing them at folk festivals, song circles and such gatherings.
Linda Byrne's Songs
The Tobacco Song. Linda and Paul Dean give us this Peter Leonard song about being desperate for a smoke when the ice blocked passage to Isle Valen one hard winter.
Come Fare Away with Me. Husband Joe joins Linda for this song about a Scott inviting Marni his love to come away on a vessel bound out for Newfoundland.
Audio from the 1981 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. Courtesy of the Digital Archives Initiative. Memorial University of Newfoundland.