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2009 - Shirley Montague - songwriter bio


2009 - Shirley MontagueA presentation of pro- and anti-Confederation songs from the 1860s and 1948.

Shirley Montague is a musician and storyteller, and one of Newfoundland and Labradorís foremost cultural ambassadors. Her singing talents were first recognized in Labrador and, upon moving to the west coast of the island in 1975 and recording Gros Morne: The Musical Journey, she established a new way of interpreting our culture, landscape, geology, and the environment. She has been instrumental in the Gros Morne Musicians in Residence Program and the creation of the cultural festival Trails, Tales and Tunes, which is especially designed to integrate the natural beauty of the Gros Morne area with music and storytelling. For her efforts Montague has received the Cultural Tourism Award.


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