Jocelyn Pettit Band
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Jocelyn Pettit Band

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF | AFM

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2005
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""Caravan" CD Review"

Private Label JLP1502

There tends to be a preconception, this side of the Atlantic, when the word "Canadian" is used in a traditional music context, to think of the East Coast, where the mighty Cape Breton, Nova Scotian and Québecois sounds rub shoulders. What about the other side of the country? Well, on the strength of this release, we need to get over to the far west quickly.

Jocelyn is a fiddler, stepdancer, singer and composer from the British Columbia coast, and she draws on a whole range of influences, including the aforementioned Cape Breton and Québec, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Galicia and Scandinavia. Irrespective of the music's origin, Jocelyn tackles it with verve, panache and, more importantly, obvious enjoyment. Her bowing technique is both elegant and driving, getting all the nuances of the tunes, no matter their provenance. But it doesn't stop at the one instrument, as she broadens the tonal palette with octave fiddle and octave viola, as well as singing and driving foot-percussion.

Her singing voice is clear and strong, with an especially fine rendition of Kate Rusby's Walk the Road, a song that could never fail to give inspiration.

She is accompanied here by her father Joel Pettit on bodhrán, cajon and vocals, and mother Siew Wan Khoo on piano, along with another 11 guest musicians. The changing line-ups help give even more variety to what is an exceptionally enjoyable CD.

As far as I can make out, she hasn't visited Scotland in the last 10 years, so it's high time she came back!

Gordon Potter - The Living Tradition


Released: 2015
©2015 Jocelyn Pettit

"An exceptionally enjoyable CD."
- The Living Tradition (UK)

Track listing:
1. Caravan
2. Hamburger Halling
3. 250 to Vigo
4. Curra Road
5. Fiesta Dance
6. Gazaremsan
7. Ruisseaux des Rues
8. The Highway North
9. Shorelines
10. Walk the Road
11. Miller’s Ceilidh
12. Cape Breton Medley
13. Nos Amis

Released: 2010
©2010 Jocelyn Pettit

Track listing:
1. Late For The Feast
2. Early Edition
3. Caledonia
4. Lights On The Horizon
5. Daniel's House
6. Morning Glory
7. Shades Of Mist
8. On The Upside
9. Niel Gow's Lament
10. Keidas Oasis
11. Fiddler's Welcome
12. Eternal Friendship



West Coast Canadian award-nominated touring musician, Jocelyn Pettit, is a vibrant fiddler, stepdancer, and singer.

With grace and passion, Jocelyn delivers an engaging and uplifting performance of original and traditional music, inspired by the Celtic and folk music cultures of Canada’s Cape Breton and Québec, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany (France), and Galicia (Spain).

With her band, Jocelyn has ignited stages across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. She has performed on national television and radio; performed with Irish supergroup, The Chieftains; and earned multiple award nominations, including "World Artist of the Year" and "Young Performer of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

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

"A top-notch musician, and major emerging talent."
- FolkWorld Magazine, Germany

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