It’s time for the world to know what award-winning musicians on the east coast of Canada have known for quite some time — Shannon Quinn has arrived.
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Shannon began performing as a fiddler and vocalist at the age of ten with her father, Tony Quinn. She has a music degree from the renowned Humber College in Toronto.
Among Shannon’s many Canadian performances are features with Cirque Du Soleil, The Chieftains and as a soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. She’s performed with the platinum selling group Down with Webster at Massey Hall in Toronto and was a featured violinist for the ‘We Day’ concert in Halifax at the Metro Centre, performing for an audience of over 10,000.
In the U.S., Shannon has been a featured performer at both the Music City Roots concert and the Bluegrass Underground concert in Nashville, TN. Both shows were broadcast live on WSM Radio.
Internationally, Shannon has recently concluded a 2 year stint with acclaimed Sottish group, The Paul McKenna Band, whose schedule found her performing extensively throughout Europe and the US.
"If All The Young Ladies"
Focused on Shannon’s hypnotic, beautifully-musical voice, her 10-track CD - If All the Young Ladies - exemplifies powerful vision and inspired understanding of musical direction for one so shortly into her solo career. Recorded in Glasgow, Scotland in July 2015, this sophomore outing is a superbly produced and flawlessly played album that any roots music fan would be happy to have in their collection.
'If All the Young Ladies' has attracted the attention of the music industry as well. Shannon has been nominated for 5 Nova Scotia Music Awards (winner of 2) and 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Shannon has been nominated for 2 ECMA's and is looking forward to attending the conference in St John NB shortly.
Those of us who truly appreciate traditional music performed with a remarkable and unique contemporary voice, can only imagine what the future holds for Shannon Quinn.