[An] artist with strong instrumental skills, a compelling voice, and a knack for creating arrangements that are authentic and fresh.”

— Jean Hewson- Penguin Eggs Magazine

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Rosemary Lawton, 2019 ECMA Roots/Traditional nominee, 2018 MusicNL Celtic/Traditional and Female Artist of the Year nominee, is an up-and-coming force within the Newfoundland music scene

Her music is a hybrid of both classical and traditional genres.  There is an underlying hint of classical influence in her unique arrangements of both traditional songs and her original compositions. Her voice is reminiscent of the high soprano Celtic singing of Ireland but with a punch. 

Rosemary is helping to preserve Newfoundland’s rich tradition by collecting, recording, and performing Newfoundland traditional music. 

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Rosemary Lawton may sum up that marriage of traditional meets modern more than any rising artist on the island today. ”

The Newfoundland Herald

The young artist is making heads turn across the island and country. She attributes this success to her unique relationship with this province’s music tradition. “I have been a big advocate for promoting Newfoundland and Labrador music, and putting it out in modern and different ways."”

The Racket

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