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Artists

Jean-Michel VEILLON
Breton flute
Jean Michel has created a flute tradition in Brittany drawing his repertoire from the Breton and Gaelic traditions with inspiration from the traditions of oriental flutes of Turkey, Iran, India, China.
Tara DIAMOND
Irish flute
Tara comes from Co. Down, Ireland and is one of a group of accomplished flute players who emerged from the Belfast area renowned for the tone and smoothness of her playing.
Paul McGRATTAN
Irish flute & whistle
A renowned flute player and teacher, Paul toured extensively as a member of the Band Beginish and has taught at the Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy and Scoil Acla (Achill Island) for many years.
Alexa Raine-WRIGHT
baroque flute & recorder
Alexa is a founding member of the ensemble Infusion Baroque, winner of numerous prizes and awards, and a member of the celebrated recorder quartet Flûte Alors!
Nicholas WILLIAMS
Quebecois flute, accordion, piano
Nicholas is a member of the groups Genticorum, and Crowfoot. He’s also a prolific composer and arranger.  
Rod GARNETT
Pan flutes, gamelan, nai
Rod is one of the most versatile flute players in North America and a gifted teacher. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and has explored flutes in many world cultures.
Adrianne GREENBAUM
Klezmer
Adrianne is a pioneer of the klezmer flute tradition, is a nationally acclaimed flutist and clinician, performing on historical instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries.
HATAO
Japanese & Celtic flutes
Hatao is the leading Celtic flute player in Japan. He also creates his own music deeply rooted in Asia and is interested in how Celtic music is accepted in Asian countries.
Chris NORMAN
flutes, pipes
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia into a music loving family, Chris’ influential work as performer, composer, recording artist, teacher and flute maker has earned him worldwide recognition.
Pascal GEMME
Quebecois fiddle, foot percussion
Pascal Gemme is a leading light in Quebec’s traditional music scene.Known as much for his original compositions as his fine interpretation of traditional tunes, Pascal is the fiddler, singer and arranger of the band, Genticorum, whose CDs have met with critical acclaim in several countries.
Dermy DIAMOND
Irish & Old-Time fiddle
comes from Belfast, and learned his early music from local players in Belfast, Antrim and Down, such as Andy Dickson and Gerry McCartney. Later, he and Tara travelled extensively across Ireland, playing and spending time with musicians from many parts of the country, particularly Clare, Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Fermanagh. 
Ailie ROBERTSON
harp, composition
Ailie is one of Scotland’s leading young composers. Her synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realization of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp
Yann FALQUET
guitar, Quebecois song
Yann Falquet is a very active and creative acoustic guitar player and singer on the Québécois music scene. He has explored many styles of music and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz. Since then, he has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America).
Michel ANGERS
theorbo, lute, guitar
Michel Angers performs throughout Canada, America, and Europe. Angers currently collaborates in numerous artistic projects as a continuo player including Tafelmusik, Ensemble Constantinople, Les Violons du Roy, Le Nouvel Opéra, Les Idées Heureuses, Les Boréades, among others.
Nic Gareiss
percussive dance
Michigan-born dancer, musician, and dance researcher Nic Gareiss has been described by the Irish Times as “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being,” and “the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. His work re-imagines movement as a musical practice, recasting dance as medium that appeals to both eyes and ears.
Edel FOX
Irish concertina
Edel’s musical resume boasts a list of accolades. In 2004, she was awarded the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award. She is a regular performer on Irish National Radio and the BBC and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia with musicians including Jackie Daly, Cherish the Ladies and The Kane Sisters, and the Irish Concertina Ensemble.
Nick HALLEY
percussion, rhythm, keyboards
Nick Halley is a drummer/percussionist, keyboardist, composer, and conductor. As a drummer and world percussionist, Nick has performed and recorded internationally with a wide range of musicians including American icon James Taylor. Nick is the founder and Artistic Director of the Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  He is the founder and Director of The King’s Chorus, a choir for members of the King’s and Dalhousie University 
Shelley PHILLIPS
oboe, Children’s Program
An extraordinarily versatile musician, Shelley founded the Santa Cruz Community Music School, where for many years, she ran Celtic music camps for children and teens, maintains a private studio, and presents concerts and workshops with visiting musicians of the highest caliber.