Parkland Fall Conference 2020
November 16-21, 2020, University of Alberta
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Maria Dunn

A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, twice Juno-nominated Maria Dunn writes thought-provoking, hope-mongering songs that honour the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. Her 2016 album Gathering celebrates the love of family, community and humanity that fires our actions to make the world a better place. In January 2021, Maria releases her seventh album Joyful Banner Blazing, produced by Shannon Johnson (Juno-winner with The McDades) and again highlighting stories of compassion and community action.

Edmonton-based, Maria performs at festivals, theatres, union halls and conferences, including with the multimedia history shows she developed in collaboration with videographer Don Bouzek of Edmonton’s Ground Zero Productions—Packingtown and GWG: Piece by Piece (with historian Catherine C. Cole), On The River (with Edmonton Indigenous women’s trio Asani) and Troublemakers: Working Albertans.