Bio

Irene's strong ,powerful, uplifting , soul searching vocals will have you  handclapping, toetapping ,laughing, crying, and full of goosebumps! all in one evening! With a unique voice like Sheryl Crowe and the strength of Vestal Goodman ,Irene ignites the stage !




Irene – The Artist 
Inspirational Gospel Artist from her Island Home of Newfoundland. Irene released her 6th album "Prodigal Child" in April 2013.
Irene as multiple Provinicial and National Nominations since 2003.
Receiving radio play across the country and via internet radio.
Artist Associate with World Vision 2005-2015


Irene Bridger was born in Twillingate, Newfoundland into a family of musicians.
Her musical roots evolved from a large family of musicians and singers,who paved the way for her in gospel music.
Growing up in a Christian family environment with 11 brothers and sisters was great support for her.
During her teenage years Irene was well recognized locally as a very talented and passionate singer.
After raising two sons with her husband Ken,she become involved in the music ministry and travelled performing at Festivals ,Church Camps,Showcasing,Special Church events Birthday Parties ,Coffee House,Dinner Theaters,  Fundraisers and wherever the invitation extended.Irene was the Opening Act for High Valley while touring Newfoundland.Irene also,appeared on National TV, the Miracle Channel .For the past 9 years Irene host a Kitchen Party in her hometown  from June -August drawing tourist from all over the world!



       Irene-Her accomplishments
  • to date Irene" recorded Six albums
  • Prodigal Child-2013
  • Coming Home-2012-(all orginal Newfoundland / Folk Music)
  • Bethlehem's Road-2010
  • A Living Prayer - 2007.
  • You - 2005
  • A Heart Full of Love - 2003,
  • 2013 GMACanada Nominee-Inspirational Album of the Year
  • 2012 MusicNL Nominee-Celtic/Traditional Artist of the Year
  • 2011 GMACanada Nominee -Seasonal Song of the Year
  • 2011 GMACanada Nominee-Seasonal Album of the Year
  • Nominated Gospel Artist 2010 -MusicNL
  • Nominated Female Artist 2010 -MusicNl
  • Miracle Channel Interview and Performance
  • "You" and "A Living Prayer"  received National Nomination with Gospel Music Association Canada for "Inspirational Album of the Year." in 2006 & 2007.
  • Nominated for Gospel Artist of the Year-MusicNL-2006 & 2007.
  • Nominated Female Artist of the Year-MusicNl -2007
  • Voted Best Provincial Christian Album -Toronto Exclusive Magazine -2007
  • Opening Act for “High Valley” touring Newfoundland
  • 2005-2014 Host of the Twillingate Kitchen Party in her town during the summer months, which draws tourist from all over the world!
  • Artist Associate with World Vision 2005-2015
  • Her music is aired across Canada and USA and have reached the Top Most Requested Songs of the Year with Canada’s Largest Christian Network, VOAR

Remarks: 
Audience:
An  attendee at the St Paul's United Church Deer Lake  Oct 27th 2014 said: "the Irene Bridger's Concert last evening was more moving and engaging than the Elton John concert she attended 3 years ago @ 150.00 per ticket. As a performer Irene Bridger is down to earth and affectively engages her audience."

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Concert Review

 I can recommend your ministry of song,  store that you blend into your concert, to anyone looking for a blessed evening of entertainment.
You made us laugh, and cry, we enjoyed your humour and your serious stories.
You were able to captivate the audience with your voice, your songs your personality and your testimony of faith.
Many of those attendees  who left the concert that evening are still talking about your performance and your expression of faith, how it touched them.
Thank you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I would recommend any church or community to invite Irene Bridger to perform.
The concert is indeed a spiritual experience.

God bless you in your ministry Irene.
Anytime you come back this way include us on your itinerary.

Rev Myles Vardy
St Pauls UC Deer Lake NL

 

 

I would recommend any church or community to invite Irene Bridger to perform. The concert is indeed a spiritual experience.

God bless you in your ministry Irene. Anytime you lime to come back this way include us on your itinerary.




Beth Warden from Shine FM says:
It was a wonderful evening as we enjoyed the music during your performance. You engaged the crowd with not only the music, but the energy you showed on stage! It was fun to hear you and see you perform.


David Chafe, President MusicNL Says:
I've had the tremendous pleasure of working with Irene Bridger. She is a wonderful musician, with a warm personality and is mutually supportive of me and her other colleagues. She's a fabulous collaborator, sensitive to her audience and performs with all of her heart and soul. A beautiful sincere artist and person I would work with again anytime.  
music teacher,Pianist,recording artist,accompanist,  concert producer, musicial director


Sherry Griffin VOAR Station Manager Says:

Newfoundland artist Irene Bridger is a powerhouse of inspiration. At the end of the day, you will not have just heard dynamic and pretty songs, but somewhere between the lines, pages and phrases, you will have heard the whispers of God to the depths of your heart. Her vocals pack a wallop as she shares her faith in song. Not only does she look like Lori Morgan and Shirley Partridge rolled into one, but on any stage, Irene knows how to hold her own, and do Newfoundland proud. This talented lady’s music will bless you tremendously.