Songwriting

Dianne has written songs for most of her life and is a long-time member of SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada).  Her most recent collaboration has been writing the music for Long Road Back, the new album from recording artist, lyricist and dear friend Charlotte Moore.

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LONG ROAD BACK – Charlotte Moore

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In the late 1980s, an association with BMG Music led to several of Dianne’s pop songs being shopped around the industry.  Co-writing with multiple award-winning recording artist Kelita Haverland, saw some of their collaborations make it to country radio and television.  A co-write with bassist/producer Mark Shannon led to a 3rd place win (from over 1400 entries) in MIX 99.9 Radio’s Annual Songwriting Contest.  Here are two Song Samplers that include clips from those days in the studio. (Song Samplers – Performer Credits)

Song Sampler #1

Song Sampler #2

Dianne has also recorded some of her original tunes as a solo artist and with her duo partner Jean Greig.  Here are a few tracks, including one produced by Beau Dixon for a Christmas album benefitting a local shelter.

Christmas Is For Giving

Take Heart

Let Love Be Blind

Listen to more of Dianne’s songs on Soundcloud.  With over 30 tracks to choose from, you’ll find everything from fully produced studio tracks, to live performances, to “living room style” rough demos.

Dianne has also composed and arranged pieces for a mandolin orchestra, theatre cabarets, and original musicals.

 


 

Performance

latchford-and-greigDianne is a multi-instrumentalist and singer; playing guitar, keyboards, and mandolin in several different groups.  She is one half of the duo Latchford & Greig, sings in the Convivio Chorus, and plays in the Mandolin Society of Peterborough (MSOP).  She was a founding member of the cover band Full Circle, playing with them for 16 years.  She also played with cover band Sweet Blindness for four years.  For performance clips, gig info and more visit latchfordandgreig.com and msop.timetraces.com.

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Lessons

Dianne enjoys sharing her love of music with her students.  She is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music.  Dianne teaches mainly piano and guitar, but occasionally offers beginner level mandolin, voice, and theory.  For more information please contact her by email at dlatchford@gmail.com.