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WAM February 25-26 Pat Byrne

This past Thursday, the Department of Folklore at Memorial University in St. John’s hosted an informal gathering to celebrate the work and career of Dr. Pat Byrne.

Pat Byrne is important not only because of his lengthy and illustrious academic career, but also because of his contributions to the writing and performing world of our culture. Pat practices and preaches.

Along with his brother Joe and Baxter Wareham, Pat created one of the earliest and most influential recordings in the renaissance of Newfoundland and Labrador culture, Towards the Sunset, in 1982.

Pat Byrne joined me in the studio to reflect and reminisce about his life in the arts in Newfoundland.

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