Born in St. John’s, Allan Byrne is a historian, archivist, and folksinger. He completed an M.A. in history at Memorial University, focusing his studies on the development of tourism in Newfoundland. For the past ten years, he has worked at a number of archival institutions in St. John’s including The Rooms, and his research interests have introduced him to archival collections throughout the province. He is currently president of the Newfoundland Historical Society.