From Canada and the U.S., Jocelyn Pettit and 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 and 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 interwoven vocal harmonies, and lively stepdancing.
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, and released two multi-award-nominated albums.
From the East Coast of the United States, 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.
Performance highlights include Celtic Connections (UK), Niel Gow Festival (UK), Edinburgh Castle (UK), Harrison Festival of the Arts (CAN), 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,” was released in July 2022.
Tickets for this special show are $20 per person ($7.50 ages 5-12) and are available online at gnwca.org, or at the door on the night of the show. Coffeehouse seating at tables will be available, along with complimentary coffee and snacks to enjoy along during the show. For more information, please call 603-246-8998.