JIM PAYNE is a renowned Newfoundland folk singer who is best known for performing Newfoundland’s traditional sea shanties. He was born in Notre Dame Bay in Newfoundland and plays many instruments, including the guitar, violin, accordion and mandolin. Besides being a singer, he is a storyteller, actor and writer. He also teaches Newfoundland square and step dances and has been inducted to the Arts Newfoundland Hall of Honour.