Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira

23rd February 2023 - 8pm

From Canada and the US, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic fiddle & 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, Niel Gow Festival, Edinburgh Castle, Blair Castle, Northwest Folklife Festival (USA), and Folk Alliance International (USA). They have also performed for HRH Prince Charles, and been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Their much anticipated debut album, “All It Brings”, will be released in Spring 2022.

 

About the artists:

 

From the West Coast of Canada, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, and singer. With grace and passion, she has delighted audiences and ignited stages across Canada and worldwide, appeared on national television and radio, performed with internationally-renowned groups including The Chieftains, and released two multi-award-nominated albums.

 

From the East Coast of the USA, Ellen Gira is an accomplished cellist who has performed throughout North America and the UK. She has collaborated and recorded with numerous acclaimed traditional musicians, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Jocelyn & Ellen are often joined on stage by a guest guitarist.

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