Shannon Quinn (Owner)
Shannon was born and raised in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. In 2016 Shannon won 'Roots Traditional Album of the Year' & 'New Artist Recording of the year' at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and has also been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards. She achieved her music degree from the renowned ‘Humber College’ in Toronto and spent two years been touring internationally with the award winning Scottish group ‘The Paul McKenna Band’. This has included many international performances in Canada, The United States, England, Scotland, Germany as well as the Netherlands. Some of Shannon’s past performances have included being featured with Cirque Du Soleil and The Chieftains in Canada as well as being a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Shannon has performed at Walt Disney World’s ‘Epcot’ in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
She’s also performed with the award winning group ‘Down with Webster’ at Massey Hall and was a featured violinist for the ‘We Day’ concert in Halifax at the Metro Centre, performing for over 10, 000 people. Shannon released a solo album in 2008 entitled ‘The Irwin Lake Sessions and now after a few years performing and touring she recently released a second album (recorded in Glasgow) in July 2015 entitled ‘If All the Young Ladies’. This album features Shannon primarily as a vocalist as well as a fiddler. In addition to being a solo artist, Shannon has also been performing with her father Tony Quinn for the past 16 years as a Celtic/folk duo. Shannon has recently completed multiple performances playing fiddle for artists such as Lennie Gallant & Joel Plaskett.
Tony has 40 years experience as a guitarist, playing a multitude of styles. He's performed for many years with Denis Ryan of Ryan's Fancy, John Morris Rankin & Dave MacIsaac and was also the producer for the Barra MacNeil's first album. Tony teaches various levels of guitar (acoustic and electric). Tony's objective with his students is to foster and promote the enjoyment of music as well as improve their skill level. Tony has been performing celtic music with his daughter Shannon (owner) for over 17 years.