Jean Hewson

Jean Hewson (singer/guitarist) has been collecting and performing the traditional songs and tunes of Newfoundland and Labrador for more than thirty years. She is highly regarded as a traditional singer, arranger and guitar accompanist, and has worked with many of the Newfoundland’s leading folk musicians. In 2005, Jean was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Traditional Singer of the Year Category, and in 2010, Jean and her musical partner Christina Smith received the Tradition Bearer Award from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival for their outstanding work in preserving and passing on the song and instrumental traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador.