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Horizon Lines | New Album Available August 11

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Featuring Lillias Slade (Matthew's Grandmother) & Teresa Ennis

LONG YEARS AGO (Traditional, arranged by Matthew Byrne & Billy Sutton). Shot & Directed by Tom Cochrane.

I learned this one from Mom, who learned it from my Grandmother. It's one of my favourites from her repertoire and perhaps the happiest sounding sad songs I know. In 1976 Mom made a brilliant cassette recording of my Grandmother Slade singing at the kitchen table. She was a great singer with a wonderful repertoire of traditional songs. We used a short clip from that recording to start of this video. I often sing this one unaccompanied, as she did, but I went for a full arrangement for the CD and I was very grateful to have my good friend Teresa Ennis provide some beautiful harmonies.


Fall Tour Dates


SEPTEMBER 6-9  |  St. John's, Ferryland, Bay Bulls, Freshwater, NL @ Seamus Creagh Festival

SEPTEMBER 28-30  |  Grass Valley, CA @ KVMR Celtic Festival

OCTOBER 5  |  Washington, DC @ Folklore Society of Great Washington (*w/ The Fretless)

OCTOBER 6  |  Westminster, MD @ Carroll Arts Center (*w/ The Fretless)

OCTOBER 7  |  Frostburg, MD @ Frostburg State University

OCTOBER 11  |  Twillingate, NL @ MusicNL Showcase

OCTOBER 17  |  Campbell River, BC @ Otter's Holt Concerts

OCTOBER 18  |  Qualicum Beach, BC @ Beaton House

OCTOBER 19  |  Victoria, BC @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre

OCTOBER 21  |  Madeira Park, BC @ Pender Harbour Music Society (2pm matinee)

OCTOBER 21  |  Vancouver, BC @ Rogue Folk Club

NOVEMBER 9  |  New York, NY @ Folk Song Society of New York

NOVEMBER 14  |  Parry Sound, ON @ Trestle Brewing Company

NOVEMBER 16 & 17  |  Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room (*Stan Rogers Tribute Concert)

NOVEMBER 18  |  Ottawa, ON @ Rosemount Hall