Pamela Morgan, former lead singer for and one of the founding members of folk/rock innovators Figgy Duff, has been a leading performer in the Celtic music scene for the past thirty years. For seventeen years Pamela and Figgy Duff grew famous for their strikingly original and beautiful arrangements of traditional Newfoundland/Celtic material as well as their equally impressive and powerful original material. At the forefront was Morgan's haunting and mesmerizing voice.
"...a voice that lifts you up and lays you down on a bed of thoughts and dreams"
"...gorgeous, dusky singing"
Pamela and the other core Figgy Duff member, founder Noel Dinn, led the band through the production of six albums, several videos and countless tours throughout North America and Europe; taking Figgy Duff from local innovators to a powerful international presence in the burgeoning worldwide folk/Celtic scene.
Before Noel Dinn's untimely death in 1993, he worked with Pamela to produce the exquisite "The Colour of Amber" (also featuring Anita Best). With "Colour...", Pamela continued her musical journey, redefining some of the most beautiful and haunting traditional material that ultimately landed the album on several "Year's Best" lists throughout the world.
In the early nineties, Pamela gathered back all of her former recordings, including the complete works of Figgy Duff, and organized them under her own record label, Amber Music. With this impressive body of work, as well as releases from Anita Best, the late Emile Benoit, and her own solo work, Pamela is using Amber Music to shape and direct her continuing musical journey, bringing the past together with the present and passing it on to her ever growing worldwide audience.
With the release of her first solo album, "On A Wing And A Prayer"(1995), Pamela carried on the tradition of Figgy Duff in her own equally innovative way with tales of romance, longing, a wounded heart, and various jewels of traditional Newfoundland/Celtic culture. Many of these songs found their way onto compilations throughout North America and Europe. Seven years later, in 2002, came "Seven Years" featuring her developing songwriting and piano skills. Described as a "fascinating life study" by Billboard magazine, this is entrancing music, often inspired by nature and the ocean, a product of a unique time and place. In 2005, Pamela returned to her roots with an all-acoustic, all traditional album entitled "Ancestral Songs", recorded in England, and featuring Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) on violin.
Over the years, Pamela has been also been recognized for her production skills on several Amber recordings, and has produced albums for other artists; the Conne River Mi'qmac, singer Vicky Hynes, singer/songwriter Mark Bragg, and a compilation called "The Hare." She tours occasionally, mostly by invitation, and represented Canada at EXPO in Japan in 2005. From 2006 onwards, Pamela has been concentrating on Figgy Duff's original score for Shakespeare's "Tempest", and her own original Folk Opera, "The Nobleman's Wedding," both of which have been in development and production in recent years. In 2008 Pamela received an honorary doctorate of letters from Memorial University. Her song "True or False" has been selected by Universal (Netherlands) for inclusion on the "Celtic Myst top 100" compilation.
Innovative, beautiful, powerful, and highly original, Pamela Morgan continues to set the standard of integrity, perseverance, and artistic vision for artists of all musical genres.