Hailing from the West Coast of British Columbia, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, singer and composer.

With grace and passion, Jocelyn delivers an engaging and uplifting performance of original and traditional music inspired from the Canadian and Celtic cultures of - Cape Breton, Québec, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany (FRA), and Galicia (ESP). When not performing, Jocelyn enjoys composing and arranging dynamic and expressive new music from her home studio in the Coastal Mountains, and teaching fiddle lessons and workshops.

“An incredible fiddle player, who blew away the audience with her expertise.”
~ The Celtic Connection, Canada

With a love to travel and share the joy of music, Jocelyn has performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., Scotland, France, and Malaysia. She performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, to a packed BC Place Stadium, for the Victory Medals Ceremony; shared the stage with Scottish legends, The Battlefield Band; and performed with Irish supergroup, The Chieftains, as part of their 50th Anniversary World Tour.

Festival performance highlights include:
» Vancouver CelticFest - Western Canada's largest Celtic celebration
» Vancouver International Children's Festival
» Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival
» Festival du Bois - Western Canada's largest francophone festival
» BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival - BC's oldest Games (est. 1932)
» Mission Folk Festival - International folk-roots celebration
» Ottawa Canada Day Celebration - Canada's Birthday in the Nation's Capital
» Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival
» Festival d'Été - 400e Anniversaire de Québec - Canada's largest outdoor music festival
» Mondial des Cultures Drummondville - International fête of dance & music
» Aberdeen Int'l Youth Festival (Scotland) - International celebration of youth arts
» Speyfest (Scotland) - International Celtic music festival
» Northwest Folklife Festival (USA) - North America's largest community arts festival
» Bellingham Scottish Highland Games (USA)

“A top-notch musician, and major emerging talent.”
   ~ Europe FolkWorld Magazine

Awards and recognitions:
For music performance excellence, debut CD (released 2010), youth leadership,
and community arts contributions.

» Canadian Folk Music Award nomination - World Artist of the Year
» Canadian Folk Music Award nomination - Young Performer of the Year
» USA International Songwriting Award nomination - Instrumental Composition
» Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Honourable Mention Award - Instrumental Composition
» France 100% Music Songwriting Contest, Finalist - World Music Composition
» British Columbia District Authority Award - Excellence in Music
» Nominated by constituent MLA, and selected by VANOC as 2010 Olympic Torchbearer

“A new fiddler has risen to the ranks of the powerhouse
  fiddlers living in British Columbia and the Northwest.”

   ~ Victory Music Review

Television and radio broadcasts:
Featured in Canada, the U.S., France, and Ireland.

» CBC: Early Edition, North by Northwest, The Signal (Canada)
» Radio-Canada: Bien au Show, Phare Ouest (Canada)
» City TV: Breakfast Television (Canada)
» Shaw TV: Go! Vancouver (Canada)
» Folk Alley (USA)
» Normandie TV (France)
» Radio Celtic Lands (France)
» Celtic Roots Radio (Ireland)
» Numerous community and campus radio stations

"One suspects we’ll be hearing of Pettit for years to come —
the next generation of Celtic music is in good hands."
~ Strings Magazine

Performing with grace and passion, Jocelyn has ignited stages and delighted audiences across Canada, the USA, Scotland, and Malaysia. A most memorable show was at the Vancouver-Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics, at a packed BC Place Stadium for the Victory Medals Ceremony. Other performance highlights include:

» Vancouver CelticFest - Western Canada's largest Celtic celebration
» Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival - internationally prestigious
» BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival - long-established (since 1931)
» Mission Folk Festival - world-folk-roots renowned
» Ottawa Canada Day Celebration - most spectacular
» Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival - premier Canadian festival
» Festival d'Été - 400e Anniversaire de Québec - festival to honour Québec City
» Mondial des Cultures Drummondville - international fête of dance & music
» Aberdeen Int'l Youth Festival (Scotland) - world celebration of youth arts
» Seattle Northwest Folklife Festival (USA) - enormous shindig of cultural diversity

 


 



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