Shannon Quinn 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 and 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 then spent almost three years 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 has also been a featured performer at the Music City Roots concert as well as Bluegrass Underground concert; both in Nashville and both broadcast live on WSM radio.
Shannon released a solo album in 2008 entitled The Irwin Lake Sessions and then in 2015 she released her second album entitled If All the Young Ladies. This album features Shannon primarily as a vocalist as well as a fiddler, and was recorded in Glasgow. In addition to being a solo artist, Shannon has also been performing with her father Tony Quinn for the past 20 years as a Celtic/folk duo, and has recently done some touring with Joel Plaskett as his fiddle player for his Solidarity tour with his father Bill. Shannon’s third album Watchmaker released January 2019 is a modern Celtic concept album based on the painting The Watchmaker of Switzerland by Norman Rockwell.
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