Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ron Hynes in concert at Keyano Theatre, Friday, December 2

Legendary Newfoundland singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, composer of “Sonny’s Dream”, will take the stage at Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at Keyano Theatre Box Office, 8115 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, AB, purchase by phone at (780)-791-4990, and online at
One of Canada’s premier singer-songwriters, Ron Hynes has created beautifully-crafted signature songs for more than 35 years. His Fall 2010 release, Stealing Genius (Borealis) marks his eighth solo recording, and his third project with award-winning producer, Paul Mills. Inspired by works from some of his favorite Newfoundland authors and poets (including Donna Morrisey, Des Walsh, Stan Dragland, Randall Maggs, Al Pittman and Michael Crummey), Ron Hynes has crafted a collection of remarkable songs that not only echo a life in Newfoundland and Labrador, but resonate with people everywhere. The release of Stealing Genius came hot on the heels of the world premiere of The Man of a Thousand Songs, a feature-length documentary film, of which Hynes is both subject and star. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker William D MacGillivray and co-produced by Terry Greenlaw (Picture Plant) and Jordan Canning (Get Set Films), the film premiered to capacity crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently garnered Atlantic Film Festival Awards for Documentary, Director and Audience Favorite. The film airs regularly on cable television’s Super Channel and has screened at numerous international film festivals, conferences, music festivals and most recently at the Berlin Film Festival and The Munich International Film Festival.
A founding member of the iconic Wonderful Grand Band, Ron Hynes is best known for his folk classic Sonny’s Dream, haunting chronicle Atlantic Blue, heart-wrenching requiem Godspeed, and a string of country radio hits including Cryer’s Paradise, St. John’s Waltz, The Man of a Thousand Songs, Roy Orbison Came On, Get Back Change and more. Ron’s songs have been recorded by hundreds artists world-wide including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Denny Doherty, Murray McLauchlan, John McDermott, Prairie Oyster, The Cottars, Hayley Westenra, and most recently Kim Stockwood, to name just a few. With eight solo albums and numerous collaborative projects to his credit, Ron Hynes is a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner, a past JUNO, CCMA and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, and recipient of a long list of awards from MusicNL, including 2011 Folk Artist of the Year. He was recipient of the 2008 SOCAN National Achievement Award for songwriting career success, and holds an Honorary PhD from Memorial University for his contributions to the cultural life of his beloved Newfoundland and Labrador. In the words of Sylvanus Now author, Donna Morrisey, “Ron Hynes is a grand voyeur in this rough, sweet life, a melody writer of the first order, a story teller, a philosopher, a poet and a kick-ass performer that makes my hair stand on end.” Don’t miss Ron Hynes In Concert at Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre, Friday, Dec. 2 at 8:00pm! Tickets are on sale now at Keyano Theatre Box Office, 8115 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray, AB, purchase by phone at (780)-791-4990, and online at

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