Originally from Labrador, and having resided in Norris Point/Gros Morne for most of her life, it is no wonder that Shirley’s writings are filled with nature’s imagery. Through recordings and performances, she has reached into the hearts and homes of many.
Shirley has a unique guitar style and her voice is often compared to that of Emmylou Harris. She also takes pleasure in playing fiddle when the opportunity presents itself.
Shirley is the founder of the annual Trails Tales Tunes Festival and she continues to be very involved in the growing arts and culture scene in the Gros Morne region. She still makes time for performing, and particularly enjoys making music with others.