Concert: Saturday Nov. 27
A rip roaring evening of traditional music and song from BC's best Celtic exponents. This is a rare opportunity to hear three talented musician bring their unique styles to the stage.
The Trincomali Folk Club is excited to celebrate Celtic WinterFest in the newly renovated Beaver Point Hall, one of Salt Spring's gems.
Retreat: Sunday Nov. 28
Whether you're a musician, or just like listening, this 5-hour retreat will delight, entertain and inform. We'll take you on a musical journey around the Celtic lands with dynamic and interactive demonstrations, performances and workshops. Specialized classes in guitar, fiddle and concertina.
Space limited, sign-up early to avoid disappointment!
Lunch and refreshments provided.
Pierre Schryer - Fiddle, Foot Percussion
Pierre is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers and a North American Irish Fiddle Champion. JUNO and Canadian Folk Music Award nominee. A celebrated performer and producer.
A recipient of numerous international titles and awards, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth.
Pierre has shared the stage with such luminaries as Natalie McMaster, the Barra MacNeils, Ashley MacIssac, Liz Carroll, La Bottine Souriante, Altan, Old Blind Dogs, Chieftains. He has performed with numerous symphony orchestras across Canada with his acclaimed Symphony Pops show.
Pierre was the creator and artistic director of “Canadian Celtic Celebration”. Dedicated to passing on the tradition, Pierre teaches at numerous fiddle camps and is committed to creating community through traditional music sessions wherever he resides.
Michaela Cunningham - Concertina and Tin Whistle
Michaela is one of the most exciting exponents of traditional Irish music in North America. Her virtuoso concertina playing is recognized internationally. She lights up any stage with her dynamic musicianship and warm personality.
She has played with many of the greatest Irish traditional musicians of our generation. Michaela is a respected teacher of Irish traditional music.
Andy Hillhouse - Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Voice