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Vancouver Island MINI-Tour

March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


-Three exceptional artists from three rich cultural traditions

– a high energy performance that you soon won’t forget”

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. Pierre grew up in Ontario, expressing his francophone heritage through fiddling with his triplet brothers, before moving on to perform solo. He was nominated for a JUNO award in 2004 for his Roots & Traditional album Blue Drag and has shared the stage with artists from Ashley MacIssac to Natalie McMaster.

Born in Ireland, Martin Nolan is an uilleann piper whose energetic and passionate performing has taken him all over the world. Martin is known for his ‘traveling style’ of piping, which uses an abundance of legato and staccato techniques that are pleasantly present throughout his playing. He has shared stages with the likes of acclaimed saxophonist David Liebman and more recently performed with the Celtic prog rock band IONA.

Adam Dobres is a classically trained guitarist and an avid collaborator, equally at home with bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, country, folk, rock and blues. Adam has performed and collaborated with the likes of Grammy nominee Toni Childs, Oliver Swain, Ruth Moody and The Wailin’ Jennys.

Pierre, Martin and Adam are renowned for their work individually, but together they are a formidable trio. Each brings their own rich cultural tradition to the stage, creating a tantalizing fusion of Irish and Franco-Ontarian melodies. Together, they create a remarkably fresh and unforgettable performance.

Here is a link to a clip from a house concert in Duncan in 2015 (it is about eight minutes long but will give you an idea of what we do).

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March 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SIMONHOLT Food, Drink & Live Music Restaurant
6582 Applecross Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 0A4 Canada
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