From Canada and the USA, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic fiddle & cello duo. Fusing traditional and contemporary music styles, they create a powerfully uplifting and soulful performance, weaving a rhythmically driving and textured sound. Complemented by lively stepdancing, they bring life and fire into original tunes, songs, and high-energy repertoire from Scotland, Ireland, North America, and Scandinavia.
Each an accomplished musician in their own right, with extensive performance history and accolades, Jocelyn & Ellen first joined forces in Glasgow in 2018. Since then, the duo has been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both North America and the UK. They have been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and performed at festivals including Celtic Connections (UK), Harrison Festival of the Arts (CAN), Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival (CAN), New World Festival (USA), and Northwest Folklife (USA).
Released in 2022, Jocelyn & Ellen's new album All It Brings is a 10-track celebration of hope and resilience, with nuanced fiddle-cello interplay, and vocal harmonies.
"A dazzling duo. (FolkWorld Magazine).
"Wonderful, captivating... the most joyous and uplifting album in the entire galaxy. (FolkWales Magazine).
About the artists:
From the West Coast of Canada, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, and singer. As a 4-time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee (including 2023 Solo Artist of the Year), and Western Canadian Music Award Nominee, Jocelyn has released three albums, including her latest, Wind Rose. She has toured across Canada and internationally, appeared on national television and radio, and performed with The Chieftains.
From the East Coast of the USA, Ellen Gira is establishing herself as one of the most versatile cellists in the Scottish and American Traditional music scenes. Currently based in Glasgow, she has performed throughout North America and the UK, collaborated and recorded with numerous acclaimed traditional musicians, and is undertaking doctoral studies in Trad Cello Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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