Saturday, October 13, 2007

Newfoundland swallow Pamela Morgan honoured by Memorial University

"For her contribution to the development of traditional music" in Newfoundland and Labrador, singer/songwriter and former lead singer with the much loved Figgy Duff band, Pamela Morgan was recently awarded (October 12, 2007) an honorary doctor of letters by Memorial University of Newfoundland.

There are few Newfoundlanders who listen to music who have not been haunted by the voice of Pamela Morgan. Figgy Duff was Canada's Fairport Convention. Pamela Morgan our Sandy Denny. I remember being in grade eleven and moving to town and hearing Figgy Duff do Jim Jones the Fisher who Died in his Bed and life was never the same again.

Check it out. They recorded it.