Edmonton-based Maria Dunn performs at folk festivals, theatres and conferences across Canada, Europe (UK Tour 2015; 2008 Celtic Connections, Glasgow; Netherlands 2011) and the US (2006 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington, DC).
As a past Juno-nominated songwriter, Maria draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present.
With producer Shannon Johnson, she released Gathering (April 2016), a collection of songs inspired by love—the love of family, community and humanity that connects us and fires our actions to make the world a better place.
Her previous five independent recordings include: Piece By Piece (2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee), The Peddler (2009 CFMA Nominee), and For A Song (2002 Juno Nominee).