Fergus O’Byrne
Region: Newfoundland and Labrador
Genre: Traditional

2016- Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts in Education Award

2015 – presenter at a conference in Galway, Ireland (Traditional music in Newfoundland and Labrador)

2014 – Guest Clinician for NL English School Board’s Drama Festival

2012 – Guest Clinician for Eastern School Board’s Choral connections

2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society

2010 – MUSICNL Award – Music Educator of the year
2010 – CUPIDs 400 official entertainment (A Crowd of Bold Sharemen)

2009 - Chair, Education committee for JUNO Awards 2010, St. John’s
2009 - Celebrating Bartlett – official entertainment for the 2009 Ports Program (with Jim Payne)
2009 – Guest Clinician for Eastern District School Board’s Choral Connections
2001 – Present Day -Producer of Young Folk at the Hall project for the Folk Arts Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
2008 – Public Relations spokesperson for the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention
2007 – Present Day, Producer of Young Folk At the Hall throughout the Province
2005- Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Arts in Education Award
2004 –Two MUSICNL Awards – Volunteer of the Year, Music Educator of the Year
2004 – ECMA Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 - Present Day, - organizer and host of the Canada Day Celebrations for St John’s
1999 - Three MUSICNL Awards. - Folk/Roots Group album & instrumental album of the Year (with Tickle Harbour)
1997 - East Coast Music Association Roots/Traditional Artist of the Year nominee
1994-1997 - Board of Directors of the St. John's Folk Arts Council
1987 - Graduated from Memorial University with a B. Ed. (Primary/Elementary)
1971-1983 – member of Ryan’s Fancy
1968 – Present Day, – Professional Touring Musician