The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron Hynes

TWO SHOWS in Atlantic Canada

In Support of ONE of its own...

Wednesday, September 26 in Halifax, NS

Sunday, September 30 in St.John's, NL

What follows is the official press release about the benefit concerts....

PLEASE support where you can!!!


A Sweet Release...

RON HYNES BENEFIT CONCERTS ANNOUNCED“The Power of Song, Rallying for Ron” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 26th at Dalhousie Arts Centre’s Cohn Auditorium at 7:30pm.

The concert will celebrate the man and the music of well-known and much-loved Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, who has recently been diagnosed and begun treatment for throat cancer.

Artists Appearing at Ron Hynes Benefit include - Cathy Jones, Bruce Guthro, JP Cormier, Laura Smith, Dave Gunning and Kim DunnUnder the guidance of producer Troy Greencorn (Stanfest) and hosted by actress/comedienne Cathy Jones (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), “The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron” will feature a who’s who of NS based artists including Bruce Guthro, Charlie A’Court, Cory Tetford, Dave Gunning, JP Cormier, Laura Smith, Lennie Gallant, Rhapsody Quintet and Stephen Fearing, all backed by a house band featuring pianist Kim Dunn, drummer/percussionist Keith Mullins and bassist Allie Bennett.

The evening will also include a recitation by PEI broadcaster/poet Eric MacEwen, and a reading by NL author Donna Morrissey.

Show time is 7:30pm. All proceeds will go to Ron Hynes to assist during treatment and recovery from cancer.

Tickets are $53.50 (tax/service charges incl.) and are on sale now at Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, 6101 University Ave., by phone at 902-494-3820, toll free at 1-800-874-1669 and on line at

RON HYNESRon Hynes’ career as a singer-songwriter spans 40 years. The recipient of the Socan National Achievement Award in 2008, he’s also a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie Award winner, earned a host of awards from MusicNL and has taken home both the Artist of the Year and Arts Achievement awards from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Since the start of his career on the coffeehouse circuit in the 70’s, Ron Hynes has brought songs of humour and courage, loss and love, to devoted audiences across Canada and beyond. Best known for his folk classic "Sonny’s Dream", haunting chronicle "Atlantic Blue", heart-wrenching requiem "Godspeed", his signature "The Man of a Thousand Songs" and a string of radio hits including "Cryer’s Paradise", "No Kathleen", "Roy Orbison Came On", "Get Back Change" and more, Ron’s songs have been covered by dozens of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Denny Doherty, Hayley Westenra, The Trews, The Cottars, Kim Stockwood and many more.

“The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron” is one of several events being mounted across the country in tribute to and in support of Ron Hynes, also known as “the man of a thousand songs”. A true testament to Ron, his influence, the inspiration found in his music, and the love for him from his colleagues, friends and fans, similar events are being mounted by artists/volunteers in his home community of Ferryland, NL (Sept. 15 at Southern Shore Arts Centre), St. John’s, NL (Sept. 30 at Delta St. John’s Hotel Ballroom) and Toronto, ON (Oct. 13 at Hugh’s Room).

"Everyone we’ve approached was eager to help and came instantly on board. It’s a really special show coming together and such a great way to rally behind our friend in this time of need. Our goal is lighten the financial strain that comes with such an illness and the long recovery after treatment." states Troy Greencorn.

Don’t miss “The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron” on Wednesday Sept. 26th at Dal Arts Centre, Cohn Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now at Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, 6101 University Ave., by phone at 902-494-3820, toll free at 1-800-874-1669 and on line at

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  1. I have been wondering if Ron Hynes is aware of the work of Royal Raymond Rife, a medical equipment pioneer who developed machines for treating cancer and other serious diseases. His body-penetrating frequency machines are now being used by many people, some of whom have
    experienced remarkable improvements. And Rife technology is not toxic like chemo and radiation. Google "Rife cancer" and you will see many results. A good starting place is The machines are not that expensive, either. I really hope Ron looks into this.

    Comment by Steve Thomson — September 12, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

  2. Dear Ron and Lynn,

    I just learned what this tour is all about. We want to wish you all the best and hope with all our hearts that you beat this thing, Ron.

    Love, Hope & Optimism.

    Your very loyal fans,

    Mary DeWolfe & Keith Rae

    Comment by Mary DeWolfe — September 21, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  3. [...] Ron Hynes is fighting for his life and his friends are rallying around to help him in a series of benefits called “The Power of Song – Rallying ‘Round for Ron Hynes.”  [...]

    Pingback by Fans of Ron Hynes Pack Cohn Auditorium For Benefit | NJN Network — September 27, 2012 @ 8:50 am

  4. Dear Ron:
    I felt privileged to see you perform at Celtic Colours in 2011. Born in Nova Scotia and living in BC, I love your genre of music. I am praying for you - you are in my thoughts, ongoingly. I trust that you are drawing strength from all who love you and are supporting you.

    Comment by Sherry Irvine — December 9, 2012 @ 2:23 am

  5. Hello Ron,
    Wishing you well. Hope the worst is over for you. Take good care.
    With love,
    April (Donna)

    Comment by Donna Inkpen — February 28, 2013 @ 5:01 am

  6. a chance meeting last year in New Glasgow left me having a whole new appreciation for you and your true artistry i enjoyed our encounter immensely not knowing till later that you have a new journey with your health keep positive and keep enjoying life only best wishes to you.

    Comment by dianne piche buchans girl — April 20, 2014 @ 11:15 pm

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