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As a musician, Lorne has explored many musical genres, from rock to solo classical guitar to folk to jazz, and as a writer, he has produced scripts for stage and radio. His radio script "The Plot" was nominated for an ACTRA award and "The Lark Ascending" won a Gabriel.
After moving to Vancouver, BC, Lorne formed the Celtic quartet "The Streels" and released an album “A Night on the Marge" . The Streels have toured extensively around Western Canada playing everything from festivals to rowdy pubs to luxury resorts; and opening for bands such as Doug and the Slugs and Trooper. Though the original lineup has changed a bit, the Streels are still busy and feature some extraordinary musicians, including Jamie Snider of the legendary Newfoundland group "The Wonderful Grand Band."
Recently, Lorne returned to his passion for storytelling to write and record Halfway up the Stairs, a solo album of mostly personal stories including the award winning “Back to the Island Again.” Other songs tell about his grandfather leaving Newfoundland to work on the New York skyscrapers, his loneliness on the road, his gratitude to come home, and that precious time late at night when he stands and watches his six-month old daughter asleep in her crib.
Halfway up the Stairs brings together Lorne the musician and Lorne the storyteller in an album that celebrates his Newfoundland roots with a traditional folk delivery that retains many of the qualities of the music he
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CBC Newfoundland radio interview with Angela Antle for her Weekend Arts Magazine ~ WAM! Listen to the Interview here!
East Coast Kitchen Party ~ remains a fundamental feature of Atlantic Canada’s culture. It speaks to our history and our future.Review of Halfway up the Stairs from East Coast Kitchen Party
Selected to be a feature for the month of November on Jeri Goldstein's website is Lorne's tune 'Morning in Genevieve's Garden'. Enjoy the clip: Jeri Goldstein - 'Morning in Genevieve's Garden'
Folk Oasis, with Val Cormier, CITR, 101.9 FM Vancouver, BC ~ Folk Oasis airs every Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.
Join Lorne and Val as they chat about his new album, 'Halfway up the Stairs', amongst other things. Have a listen at your leisure at: Folk Oasis Lorne Warr Interview
To hear Lorne's interview go to the 29 minute mark ~ but the whole show is great!
Craig Mills host of Blues and Roots Radio featured Lorne on his program "The Eastern Passage" His review of his album "Halfway up the Stairs" ~ "A lovely musical representation of the then and now connecting islands on both edges of the country. Lorne is well on his way to climbing the rest of the stairs with this album"
Lewisporte Pilot, Artist Feature by Carolyn R. Parsons:
"LEWISPORTE/BOWEN ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Artistic freedom is the theme and the method behind the songwriting of Lewisporte born singer-songwriter Lorne Warr.
His newest offering, Halfway up the Stairs, promises to be a collection of organically grown tunes with just one fiddle set not being written by the Bowen Island, British Columbia resident."
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Maya Chang, Festival Coordinator, Desert Daze Festival
"His music inspires and the warmth of his voice comes through in every song."
North by Northwest CBC Radio
Sheryl MacKay - Host
"Lorne Warr's vocals on Wild Mountain Thyme are brilliant, always leading listeners to write in to ask who is singing. Plus their musical version of The Cremation of Sam McGee should be declared a Canadian classic."
Bowen Island Undercurrent ~ Olympic Torch Run Winning Composition Songwriting Contest
"Back to the Island Again" ...Warr's song, with its upbeat tempo, in a style reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot's finest tunes, ended up being the unanimous decision." Murray Atherton, Spirit of BC, Chair Person.