October 15-16 Pamela Morgan
Pamela Morgan has devoted her entire professional career as a champion traditional music in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a member of the seminal trad/rock band, Figgy Duff, Pamela ushered in not only a new respect for the songs and singers of the province, but enlivened those songs with the energy that rock and roll brought to the scene. Pamela and the Duff loved these tunes and these performers, but stamped the music with their own inimitable style.
Pamela continues this service to traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador with a new project, a music book. Newfoundland Ballads for Piano and Voice is a co-production between Amber Music and Running the Goat Press.
Pamela was involved at every level of the new book: the choice and arrangement of the songs; the design of the book; and the creation of the illustrations. She even helped hand-sew the books together!
Mack Furlong spoke with Pamela this week and asked her about the songs in the book and where they came from.