(Photo courtesy Larry Penney. Fergus O’Byrne and Senator Fabian Manning)
A founding member of Ryan’s Fancy has been recognized for his continued work in the music community.
Fergus O’Byrne was presented with a Senate Sesquicentennial Medal by Senator Fabian Manning following this weekend’s Young Folk at the Hall event. O’Byrne founded the event over 17 years ago to foster young musicians in the province.
The medal is an initiative of the senate to honour unsung heroes across the country, and is part of Canada 150 celebrations.
O’Byrne, a native of Ireland, moved to Newfoundland in 1971.
This article was written by Larry Dohey