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Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira
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July 7 at 7:30pm. $30 
142 Lawnhill Drive
Salt Spring Island
An evening of dynamic Celtic music

From Canada and the US, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic fiddle and cello duo.

 

First meeting in Scotland in 2018, they joined their musical forces, and have since been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both North America and the UK.

Fusing together traditional and contemporary influences, Jocelyn & Ellen create powerfully uplifting and soulful music. 

 

Their instruments weave a rhythmically driving and textured sound, with nuanced fiddle-cello interplay through delicate and fortissimo arrangements. They bring life and fire into their own original melodies, and high-energy tunes from Scotland, Ireland, North America, and Scandinavia - complimented by richly interwoven vocal harmonies, and lively Canadian stepdancing.

 

Performance highlights include Celtic Connections (UK), Niel Gow Festival (UK), Edinburgh Castle (UK), Northwest Folklife Festival (USA), and Folk Alliance International (USA). They have also performed for HRH Prince Charles, and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Their debut duo album, All It Brings, will be released in Summer 2022.