Figgy Duff

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Figgy Duff
Origin Newfoundland, Canada
Genres folk-rock
Years active 1976 (1976)–1995 (1995)
Labels Amber Music (1991–1995)
Website Figgy Duff
Past members Noel Dinn
Pamela Morgan
Frank Maher
Dave Panting
Geoff Butler
Philip Dinn
Art Stoyles
Derek Pelley
Kelly Russell
Sandy Morris
Anita Best
Jamie Snider
Bruse Crummell
Rob Laidlaw

Figgy Duff was a Canadian folk-rock band[1] from Newfoundland. They played a major role in the Newfoundland cultural renaissance of the 1970s and 80s. Formed in 1976 by Noel Dinn, who named the band after a kind of traditional pudding, Figgy Duff travelled across Newfoundland, learning traditional songs. They performed with some distinct elements of rock and roll.

They began working with Island Records early, though the album that resulted has yet to be released. Instead, they released their independent self-titled debut album: Figgy Duff in 1980. The album was also released by Ottawa-based Posterity Records. It was followed by After the Tempest in 1982.

Throughout the next thirteen years, Figgy Duff continued touring and released three more albums: Weather Out the Storm (1989), Downstream (1993) and the compilation Retrospective (1995). The line-up changed several times, but the core of Noel Dinn and Pamela Morgan, singer-songwriter, stayed the same. Weather Out the Storm was nominated for a 1991 Juno Award. Dinn died of cancer in 1993, and Morgan disbanded Figgy Duff soon after.

The band has since reunited three times, once in 1999 for a silver anniversary tour, again in summer 2008 to celebrate the release of a cd of live recordings from the bands' previous reunion, and for the 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, featuring Aaron Collis on accordion.


  • 1980: Figgy Duff
  • 1982: After the Tempest
  • 1989: Weather Out the Storm
  • 1993: Downstream
  • 1995: Retrospective
  • 2008: Figgy Duff Live


  1. ^ Hallett, Bob (2010-10-09). Writing Out the Notes. Insomniac Press. pp. 20–. ISBN 9781897415337. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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