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Celtic trio performs Saturday in Cumberland

RESPECTED CELTIC MUSICIANS Martin Nolan, Pierre Schryer and Adam Oores perform July 13 at Studio Live in Cumberland.  - PHOTO SUBMITTED
RESPECTED CELTIC MUSICIANS Martin Nolan, Pierre Schryer and Adam Oores perform July 13 at Studio Live in Cumberland.
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Three incredible musicians, Martin Nolan, Pierre Schryer and Adam Oores will perform Celtic music July 13 at Studio Live in Cumberland.

It is a rare and very special occasion when these three fine musicians get together to play music. Pierre makes a yearly trip from Ontario to Adam’s home city of Victoria, while Martin comes from Ireland every two years.

Although the time between collaborations is long, when these exceptional artists do unite it is a high-energy and magical experience for musicians and spectators alike. In 2011 they wowed the crowds at Victoria’s Folk West Festival.

Nolan is an Irish uilleann piper whose energetic and passionate performing has taken him throughout Europe, the U.K., India, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. Respected in the Irish traditional scene, he has also played alongside jazz greats such as Dave Liebman, the late Michael Brecker, Ronan Guilfoyle, Conor Guilfoyle, Tommy Halferty, Michael Buckley and the Boclé Brothers.

He currently plays with the U.K. Celtic prog rock band Iona. Martin has two critically acclaimed albums, Travel’n Style and Bright Silver and Dark Wood.

“Martin’s albums and his live performances are energetic affairs full of great playing, good tunes and cheerful Irish humour.” — The Canberra Times.

Schryer is one of Canada’ leading traditional fiddlers. He has established himself as a gem on the music scene among fans and fellow musicians and is a Juno nominee and Canadian Folk Music nominee.

For over two decades Pierre has been touring across North America, the U.K. and Ireland, headlining festivals and captivating audiences with his musical finesse, genuine warmth, and stunning

technical ability in any style from Irish, Scottish and Québecois, to Canadian, American, and swing.

Over the last decade, Pierre has released six solo recordings

on his own label, New Canadian Records. Pierre has shared the stage with musicians including Dermot Byrne, Jane Bunnet, the Barra MacNeils, Liz Carroll, Tony McManus, Ashley MacIsaac, J.P. Cormier, Matapat, Club Carrefour, La Bottine Souriante, Genticorum, Altan, Paddy Keanan, Kevin Burke and Old Blind Dogs.

In addition to his performance talents, Pierre is an accomplished watercolour artist, luthier and producer. He performs on one of his own violins built in 1994, and is the artistic director of the Canadian Celtic Celebration, a three-day festival presented each June in Thunder Bay.

Dobres is a highly accomplished guitarist with a natural ability to embody many styles of music. He is equally at home with bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, country, folk, old time, rock and blues.

His love of the electric and acoustic guitar has taken him around the globe, performing throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.  Adam was a member of the well-known old time group Outlaw Social and is known to frequently team with B.C. fiddler Daniel Lapp and Schryer.

Adam has also recorded and toured with Grammy nominee Toni

Childs including an Australian tour where they opened for Jackson Browne. Currently, Adam is part of the Ruth Moody Band, which  recently opened for Mark Knopfler on 13 shows in Europe, Holland and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Adam is a highly sought after sensitive musician and a warm gracious colleague, which has presented him the occasion to play with countless musicians live and on recordings including Ridley Bent, Kendel Carson and Dustin Bentall. In between his busy touring schedule Adam has been composing and recording his own

original music.

Seating is limited for the July 13 performance. Tickets are sold at Bop City Records in Courtenay. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door the evening of the performance.

Studio Live is at 2679 Beaufort Ave. at the corner of First Street in Cumberland. The show begins at 8 p.m.

For information, e-mail studiolivestudio@gmail.com.

— Studio Live

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