Celtic Folk is excited to co-present this virtual concert. This is a first for us.
Hang onto your hats … champion Scottish & multi-style fiddler Mari Black and Nova Scotia/Cape Breton fiddler & piano player extraordinaire Troy MacGillivray are about to team up for an unforgettable, shenanigan-ridden duo musical adventure!
The evening will feature the driving Celtic dance tunes these two power-house musicians are both known for, but also new original material, explorations into different styles, and humorous bits that could never be possible in a live setting. Join us as Troy and Mari let you into their playful collaboration that’s been over two years in the making. You’ll laugh, tap your toes, and dance around your living room in joy.
From a show in 2019 at Acadia Trad School
Mari burst onto the international stage when she became Scotland’s Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, 2-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2-time Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion, all within a 3-year period. Always eager to share her love of dance-driven music with audiences around the world, she has performed on five continents, playing everywhere from Celtic Festivals to Carnegie Hall and appearing on prominent radio including the BBC and NPR.
Holding advanced degrees from the Yale School of Music and Columbia University, Mari is a passionate educator, teaching regularly at fiddle camps and workshops around the country.
Follow her musical adventures at: www.MariBlack.com
Troy is from Lanark, a small community on the north-eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Troy’s commitment to music has spanned 30 years and includes both practical and academic accomplishments – most recently an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick in Ireland. From as young as six years old, Troy was impressing audiences with step dancing and soon after, fiddle and piano skills.
His roots-centered approach has the power to inspire audiences and comes from a family of proud Scottish heritage where fiddle playing and Gaelic traditions runs in the bloodline. His first paid gig was at 9 years old and was teaching by the age of 13 at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Cape Breton. Troy is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to culture in Canada.
Visit Troy at: www.TroyMacGillivray.com
We are a little tired of waiting for live music to return. This concert literally fell into our laps via connections made during Covid. Both of the featured musicians are highly talented. So, this is your chance to see something a little different, from the comfort of your home.
Ticket Cost: $15 US plus a processing fee (about $25 Canadian, all in)
Date and Time: Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 7 pm (5pm MDT)
Location: Online with 72 hours rebroadcast service in case you miss the start-time or want to see it again.
Notes: NoonChorus and the musicians are handling all the details and ticketing for this event. If there is interest we might be able to do other online events – including local groups when the restrictions are relaxed. Celtic Folk will receive 20% of the tickets sold via our unique link to invest back into the club and future events.
Tickets are available at NoonChorus: https://noonchorus.com/celticfolkcalgary-mbtm/
You will have the option to pay via PayPal or Credit Card.