Linda Byrne

Linda was born in Kingwell, Placentia Bay and resettled to Arnold’s Cove in the mid 60’s. As a teenager she had a keen interest in learning songs, particularly traditional ballads, and she recorded many of the older folks from a number of Placentia Bay communities singing in the traditional unaccompanied style. Linda also has a keen interest in the country and western songs which she learned from the radio stations being broadcast during her youth. Currently living in St. John’s she continues to sing these songs at Folk festivals and Song Circles as well as at informal