Irene Bridger

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Irene Bridger
Born Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Genres Celtic
Southern Gospel
Occupation(s) Singer
Website www.irenebridger.ca

Irene Bridger is a gospel musician from Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.[1] She has worked with audio engineer Dean Stairs.[2] A Heart Full of Love was her first album.[3] In 2005, she released her second album, You.[4] The title track from this album was written by Ada Jenkins, a friend of Bridger.[5] Bridger's album Living Prayer was nominated in the Inspirational Album of the Year category at the 2007 Covenant Awards.[6] She was featured on Hope in the Midst of a Storm, a 2008 album produced in support of the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.[7] Also in 2008, she performed at Gander Pentecostal Church as part of MusicNL's annual awards and conference.[8] She was nominated for the title of Female Artist of the Year at the 2010 MusicNL awards. The other nominees were Mary Barry, Teresa Ennis, Kellie Loder, and Amelia Curran.[9] In 2012, Bridger released Coming Home, an EP inspired by the music of Newfoundland and Labrador. Despite never having fully written a song herself before, she wrote all of the songs on this album herself.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jennifer Randell (April 28, 2010). "Appreciating local performers". The Pilot. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kay Burns (March 15, 2010). "Sculpting music and careers". The Telegram. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tracey Belter, ed. (2010). "Irene Bridger". CJIL-DT. 
  4. ^ John Gavin (April 10, 2006). "Up-coming Christian Gospel Artist From Newfoundland". AtlanticSeabreeze.com. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ ""You" Irene Bridger video". NME. Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ Howard Butt (September 26, 2007). "Islands' Connection". The Pilot. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Dave Cooper (March 1, 2008). "Jamming for the Janeway; Musicians contribute to CD say thanks to hospital staff". The Western Star. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Taking the party to Gander". The Telegram. November 7, 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Music NL 2010 Returning To Gros Morne!". Gros Morne Gatherings. October 18, 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Morning Show Podcast for July 20, 2012". CBC Radio. July 20, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013.