For 19 years PAMELA MORGAN was lead singer, guitarist, and arranger for Canada's pioneering "Celtic" band, Newfoundland's Figgy Duff, who brought the traditional music of Newfoundland to the world stage. Since then, Pamela has been spearheading her own independent record label, Amber Music, producing music for NL's finest roots artists, including three of her own solo CDs, and licensing tracks to various labels worldwide. In recent years, she has represented Canada at Expo in Japan, toured extensively in England, Canada, the US and Europe, and has overseen productions of two original scores for live theatre; her own folk opera, The Nobleman's Wedding, and Figgy Duff's score for Shakespeare's Tempest. In 2007 she received an honorary doctorate from Memorial University. She continues to write, arrange, perform, and tour in her own highly original and hauntingly beautiful style.

THE ATLANTIC TANGO QUARTET (ATQ)
NANCY CASE-OATES studied piano and violin at an early age in rural Newfoundland. After high school, she left the province to earn degrees in performance from both the Universities of Toronto and Victoria. Her professional orchestral experience includes playing Section Violin with the Okanagan and Prince George Symphonies, Principal Second with the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Pro Nova Ensemble (Vancouver). She currently holds the Principal Second Violin position with the NSO and plays Second Violin with the Atlantic String Quartet. As well, she is a founding member of the Pachelbel Trio, with whom she performs around Newfoundland and St. Pierre (FR). Nancy is violinist with the recently formed The Atlantic String Trio. She is a Suzuki-trained teacher and a faculty regular at the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute. Nancy appears on Kim Stockwood's album Back to the Water, Jim Duff's Jazz Mass, and on YouTube with Duane Andrews in the video Raindrops.

In 2013, after almost 10 years, KATE READ returned to Newfoundland and rejoined the Atlantic String Quartet and the NSO, where she played for 3 seasons from 2001 and 2004. In 2004 Kate won a position with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London (UK). She was a member of the viola section for 6 years, enjoying the busy schedule of London performances, recordings and international touring. Kate also regularly played with the renowned Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra of London. As a member of the Elgin String Trio, with fellow BBC colleagues, Kate never strayed far away from opportunities to play chamber music. Kate was also actively involved with the BBC's outreach and education programs. In 2011 the draw of chamber music combined with astonishing nature led Kate to the north of Norway to join the chamber group MiNensemblet, with whom she played a wide range of music all over Norway and internationally, including tours to Russia and China. Kate became co-producer of multimedia ensemble Meduse, who debuted at Sound Symposium in 2004. Kate has been recorded by CBC for Two New Hours and Musicraft and made numerous recordings with orchestras in the UK for the BBC as well as for top record labels. Kate continues her freelance work in London when she is visiting.

A native of St. John's, HEATHER KAO is the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the First Violin of the Atlantic String Quartet. She has been a guest performer on countless recordings, as well as on TV and radio. She has a performance degree from the Memorial University School of Music and is a past member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble and Lady Cove Women’s Choir. She has received many awards from the Kiwanis Music Festival including the Senior Rose Bowl, and has competed at the national level of the Canadian Music Competition and National Music Competition. Heather is also a Suzuki teacher and accompanist, and also directs a chamber music program for youth through Memorial University. She has played in pit orchestras for many local productions, including White Christmas, Our Divas Do Broadway, West Side Story, Fame, and Annie, to name a few. Heather has enjoyed performing and recording in many genres of music, from pop music with Hey Rosetta and Christa Borden to traditional music with Ennis. She also plays with her partner, Steve Power, in the violin-guitar combo Duet Ever.

Originally from Kitchener, Ontario, FRANK FUSARI has been living and working as a musician in St. John's Newfoundland since 1995. Frank is the principal double bassist in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and has been with Spirit Of Newfoundland since the year 2000. He has performed with many Newfoundland songwriters and musicians including The Atlantic String Quartet, Shallaway, Pat Boyle, Sandy Morris, Opera On The Avalon, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Duane Andrews, Sean Panting, and many others. Frank also plays electric bass, and the accordion.