Troy MacGillivray And Shane Cook
Multi-award winning duo Troy MacGillivray and Shane Cook are two of Canada’s finest fiddle players playing a blend of Canadian old-time, Cape Breton, French-Canadian, Celtic and other tunes from a variety of traditions.
Troy MacGillivray is from Nova Scotia and displays a real sense of pride and commitment to his Celtic heritage in his delivery of the traditional music that is the epitome of Canada’s Maritimes provinces. As Shetland audiences from 2007 may remember, Troy is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who is also known to display a talent for stepdancing!
Still in his twenties, Canadian Shane Cook from Ontario "rates at the top of the short list of the finest fiddlers in the world today," says the Canadian Fiddlers' Hall of Fame. Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and excels at an array of fiddle styles ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian, Texan, and Bluegrass. In fact, after a concert at The Opera House the Boston Herald proclaimed "Shane Cook's Celtic fiddling was enough to break hearts."
Troy and Shane will be accompanied on piano and guitar by Jake Charron, a young man who is continuing to build a reputation as one of Canada’s finest multi-instrumental accompanists.