Maria Dunn

Brief Biography

Imagine Celtic mixed with traditional folk and country delivered by guitar or by accordian. Also imagine a sensitivity for working class people and union movements and you have a pretty good picture of what a class act Maria Dunn is.


Maria Dunn is a storyteller in song, melding North American folk and country traditions with her Celtic roots. A 2002 Juno nominee (For A Song), Maria performs at theatres, folk clubs and festivals across Canada (Edmonton - mainstage, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Lunenberg - mainstage) and in the USA (2006 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington, DC) and Europe (2008 Celtic Connections, Glasgow, Scotland). She has been featured on CBC National Radio (DNTO, This Morning), BBC Radio Scotland and her original songs have been published in Penguin Eggs and Sing Out! magazines, and recorded by other artists including Niamh Parsons and Bob Bossin. Her 2004 project, "We Were Good People", explores the stories of working people in Western Canada--tales of resilience and hope through experiences of immigration, internment, exploitation and The Depression.