West Coast Canadian fiddler and stepdancer Jocelyn Pettit and East Coast American cellist Ellen Gira are a dynamic duo. Fusing traditional and contemporary influences, they create powerfully uplifting and soulful music, weaving a rhythmically driving and textured sound. They bring life and fire into original tunes and songs, and high-energy repertoire from Canada, US, Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia, with lively stepdancing.
Each accomplished musicians in their own right, with extensive performance history and accolades, Jocelyn and Ellen first joined forces in 2018 in Scotland. Since then, the duo has been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both North America and the UK. They have performed for HRH Prince Charles, been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and will be releasing their album, All It Brings, in Summer 2022.
For the Steveston Salmon Festivak, Jocelyn and Ellen will be joined by top-notch, Pender Island-based guitarist Adam Dobres.