Elmer Deagle

Elmer Deagle

 Souris, Prince Edward Island, CAN
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Elmer Deagle is an innovative artist of the Canadian celtic music scene. Playing the traditional music of the ceilidh and merging it with the contemporary, the Prince Edward Islander has developed a musical niche as Canada's brightest new performer and composer.

Biography

Elmer Deagle is an innovative artist of the Canadian celtic music scene. Playing the traditional music of the ceilidh and merging it with the contemporary, the Prince Edward Islander has developed a musical niche as Canada's brightest new performer, and composer.

As a member of PEI's renowned Chaisson family, Elmer has always valued the traditional music of the East Coast. He and his 70 first cousins have embraced the music of past generations while introducing new elements as a living and growing art form. Many of the clan are noted multi-instrumentalists and Elmer is no exception, showing impressive proficiency on the mandolin, violin, tenor banjo, piano, and guitar.

The mandolin has always been Elmer's primary instrument and it is featured prominently on his debut album. His virtuosity and versatility are particularity evident in his live performances as he effortlessly exchanges and combines a variety of instruments. Often accompanying him are two other artists of top caliber, Emmanuelle LeBlanc and cousin Timothy Chaisson.

Elmer's love and respect for the music of tradition is self-evident and he continues to take this music, and fuse it with his own compositions to make a new and exciting sound.

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Discography

Elmer Deagle ~ Elmer Deagle (2005)
Vishten ~ 11:11 (Unreleased)
Chaisson Family ~ Generations (2007)
Timothy Chaisson ~ Even (2006)
Timothy Chaisson ~ Something Acoustic (2004)
Andrea Beaton ~ License To Drive 'Er' (2002)
Kindle ~ Kindle (2000)