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Fiddle and Guitar duo set to delight Bowen's Tir-na-nOg

The next installment in Shari Ulrich's "Trust Me" series is this Sunday, October 16
The duo of Pierre Schryer on fiddle and Adam Dobre on guitar will play Tir-na-nOg on Oct. 16.

One of the great bonuses of being a musician all my life, is to feel a part of a large community. We meet and re-connect at festivals, benefits, and conferences and forge life-long friendships. And those are the people I like to invite to my home - Bowen Island.

It’s a win-win scenario to be able to share this remarkable place we live with my musical friends, and then share their music with my community. Gratitude abounds. So this Sunday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 pm at Tir-na-nOg theatre, I will be presenting the exceptional duo of fiddler Pierre Schryer and guitarist Adam Dobre.

Pierre is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. His remarkable skill and authentic warmth and love of playing has earned him numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Grand Masters Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion. As you can see from their videos, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing and more.

Adam is a highly accomplished guitarist, equally at home with Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk, Old Time, Rock, Blues, and more. His playing reveals his many influences and his absolute grace and superb versatility on the guitar. Adam has branched out with all sorts of projects such as Rock with Grammy Nominee Toni Childs (including an Australian tour where they opened for the legendary Jackson Brown); toured with the Ruth Moody Band; was the musical engineer and producer for Sarah Van Borek’s “One Voice” video, and many nationally known artists.

But the “credits” don’t convey the impact of their skill and musicality. It is inspiring, exciting and tremendously moving, and just what we’ll need after our election ramp up! 

Tickets are available at Phoenix Books (with cash) and online until just before 5 pm on Sunday, at which point you could show up at the door and likely find a seat. Thanks for your support of live music!