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Yarmouth native Trevor Murphy wins Music Nova Scotia awards

Trevor Murphy, a Yarmouth native living in Halifax, won two Music Nova Scotia awards during 2017 Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro.
MARK GOUDGE PHOTO
Trevor Murphy, a Yarmouth native living in Halifax, won two Music Nova Scotia awards during 2017 Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro.MARK GOUDGE PHOTO

Trevor Murphy receives awards for publicist and radio program

Again this year, when the awards were handed out during Nova Scotia Music Week, Yarmouth native Trevor Murphy was among the recipients.

Murphy, who lives in Halifax, received the award for publicist of the year for the third year in a row and he also took home the award for radio program (Halifax Is Burning) for the fifth straight year.

The awards were presented in Truro, which also hosted Nova Scotia Music Week last year and will have it again in 2018 and 2019.

Murphy was presented with the publicist-of-the-year award in recognition of his work with Pigeon Row, a firm based in Halifax and Toronto.

Murphy hosts the award-winning radio show Halifax Is Burning on CKDU-FM on a volunteer basis.

As a musician, Murphy plays with his band Quiet Parade (a Music Nova Scotia award winner last year) as well as with a group called Dance Movie.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old says he’s very excited about recently becoming a member of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

“I consider myself very lucky to be working in the creative sector here in Nova Scotia,” he said. “Music has always been a big part of my life, and I am very privileged to have made a career in this industry.”

Of the awards he received at Nova Scotia Music Week this year, Murphy said he is grateful because they are peer-voted awards.

“It means a tremendous amount to me to know that my colleagues and compatriots think I am deserving of these accolades,” he said.

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