Gordon Stobbe & JJ Guy with Nellie Quinn & Friends
October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$25
Canadian Fiddle Celebration will join fiddlers from Coast to Coast for a wonderful evening of toe tapping fun!
Canadian fiddler Nellie Quinn is quickly gaining attention as an outstanding musician, captivating performer and versatile interpreter of Canadian traditional musics. Nellie belies her young years through the depth and maturity of her music, no doubt a result of touring across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, she began playing music at the age of 9 and unlike most fiddlers, started playing violin an opposite way, or cross fiddle style as she is naturally left handed. After a few years of excelling at playing fiddle tunes left handed, she started to study classical music where it was recommended she switched to the conventional way of playing, right handed. Nellie studied classical music for 3 years before deciding to return to her first love, folk music.
Gordon Stobbe, Master fiddler, and recently appointed to the “Order of Canada”, Gordon Stobbe, plays several instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo. He is interested in Canadian traditional music, especially as it is expressed in the wide variety of fiddle styles. He feels strongly about preserving the Canadian fiddle heritage and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association for Outstanding Contribution to Old Time Fiddling in Canada. Along with co-creating and hosting 8 seasons of the variety program “Up Home Tonight” on the ATV/CTV network, he has also been commissioned to compose and record scores for CBC radio dramas.
Gordon has been inducted as a Pioneer in Music into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. He has also been awarded the ECMA Stompin’ Tom Award for his long term contributions to music.
JJ Guy, an award winning Saskatchewan fiddler whose music is steeped in tradition, performs and teaches across Canada and with youth in the Canadian North. He has been featured at festivals, concerts and fiddle camps from Coast to Coast and all stops in between. JJ has released 8 albums and as a result of his hard work and dedication, he was nominated by the SCMA as “fiddler of the year” and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Canadian Grand Masters.