“the voice...as broken hearted as Sandy Denny’s and as thoughtful as Suzanne Vega’s, yet unmistakably and wonderfully her own at the same time.” -Bill Stunt, CBC.

Captivated by fingerstyle guitar, and playing from an early age, two of Octobers highlights were opening for her guitar hero John Renbourn and her favourite band Fairport Convention.

She has played around the world in various musical capacities, which range from musical director and band member to accompanist and soloist.

She has performed and toured with artists such as Oliver Schroer, Owen Pallett, Loretto Reid, Kirk Elliott, The Hidden Cameras,  Madlove, The Harbord Trio, Evelyne Datl, Cindy Thompson, Sharlene Wallace, Anne Lederman, Brenna MacCrimmon and Laurel MacDonald.

October was a founding member of “Morgaine Le Fay” alongside Jamie Snider, Pat O'Gorman and Andy Stochansky. The band toured across North America for seven years and released two albums.

Recently she has been touring North America as a solo artist as well as in a duo with P.E.I. jazz  and Celtic artist Teresa Doyle and with Celtic band “Nollaig”.

She has recently toured Ontario, Western Canada and the Prairies as part of “Home Routes”.

In 2008  she was awarded the CIUT radio “Lenny Breau Porcupine Award”

for “Quetzel”,  her CD of guitar instrumentals.

October has recorded four of her own CD's on which she plays guitar, mandolin, cittern, bodhran and fiddle and is working on a fifth.

Her first album entitled “October Browne” won Porcupine Award for best production – produced by Evelyne Datl.

Her composition “Waterford Girls” was chosen as the first track on the Borealis Records release 'Six Strings North of the Border” in 2006.

Her co-composition “Lady of the Streets” appeared on the highly acclaimed compilation “Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole” (Duke Street Records).

She can also be heard on compilations with artists such as George Michael and Bruce Cockburn.

October has become known for her intimate, heartfelt guitar pieces, emotive singing, and is one of a small handful of women who have released a solo guitar instrumental album.

Renbournesque, precise and stirring”  - Greenman Review

October Browne kicks things off with a beautiful fingerpicked version of the traditional (sic) Celtic tune  “Waterford Girls.”

Ron Forbes Roberts  - Acoustic  Guitar Magazine

“October Browne makes the guitar sing with such crisp clean notes that the music ‘Waterford Girls’ just wraps itself around you.”

Paul de Brujin  - Rambles.net

“October Browne sings the truth - bare, emotional and wise” - Meryn Cadell

“Very talented songwriter” - Shirley Eikhard

“October Browne has a voice that makes one shiver with delight” - Fiona FitzSimmonds,


“songs of tenderness and strenght wrapped up in stirring musical arrangements that reflect everything good in contempory folk-pop...head and shoulders above the pack.” Joe Reilly, Ottawa Express

Whether it be in the intricate plucking of guitar strings or in the raw and delicate delivery of lyrics through her unmistakable voice, Browne can powerfully enchant a listener, and did so wonderfully in her 40-minute performance that night.” -  The Guardian

"knockout-vocals"- Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen.

"wonderful breathy vocals"- Joe Reilly

"absolutely beautiful song"- Joe Kelly, The Wide Atlantic.

"atmospheric and sensual performance"- Jim English, Exclaim Magazine

"one of Toronto's best and busiest celtic musicians"- Mike Beggs,

October Brownes' Lady of the Streets from Duke Street Christmas compliation CD "sparkles like a snowfall on a Christmas morn"- Michael Barclay, id Magazine

" the ballads are the best part...October Browne's swear it was early-Fairport-gem 'Lady Of The Streets'"- Mike Beggs, Eye Weekly