Trish Clair-Peck

Trish Clair-Peck


NOMINATED FOR A 2007 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD! The Trish Clair-Peck trio brings to the stage a high-energy mix of original and traditional fiddle tunes and beautifully harmonized songs.


Trish Clair-Peck's debut recording, Dawson's Tumble, was nominated for Best Instrumental Album (solo) at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The album features favorite traditional fiddle tunes plus 7 original compositions. The CD was recorded and mixed in the unique community of Protection Island by Anthony Maki ( with a cast of talented Vancouver Island musicians: Rick Scott, Paul O'Brien, Terry Boyle, Veronica Wagner, Anthony Maki, Chris Helman, Charity Munro and Andrea L'Heureux.

The music Trish plays is joyful and lively, and her performance is at once high-energy and imbued with a sense of intimacy. Trish is joined onstage by
vocalist Charity Munro, and together they present a wonderful mix of original songs and tunes inspired by age-old Celtic traditions, but reflecting the unique sounds of the West Coast folk music movement.

In addition to performing her tunes, Trish enjoys giving fiddle workshops to all ages and levels of players. Recently, Trish has given workshops focussing on Irish, Quebecois, and new Canadian fiddle tunes. She has taught fiddle workshops in Fort McMurray (AB), Saltspring Island (BC), Nanaimo (BC), London (ON), and in several communities across the Northwest Territories.

Originally from Courtenay, BC, Trish studied violin performance at the University of Victoria and the University of Western Ontario, where she did graduate work in Popular Music Studies under Serge Lacasse and Keir Keightley. She was the original fiddle player with celtic band Hollow Promise, and performed with them on the mainstage at the 2004 Island MusicFest on Vancouver Island. Currently Trish teaches at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, as well as at fiddle workshops and camps across Western and Northern Canada. For more information please visit


Dawson's Tumble (CD, 2007), which is heard regularly on CBC, CHLY, CKUV, and CKUA radio.

Trish has also appeared on recordings by David Essig and Rick Scott, Gary Fjellgaard, Sue Pyper, Scott Douglas, Tamara Little, Kelly Green, and the Flying Accusations.

Set List

Three hour-long sets which include the following pieces and more...

Fiddle tunes:
Dawson's Tumble / Black Out Reel
Reel Marchand
Scorched Earth / The Red Braid
Clare Jig / Lilting Banshee / Snowball Hill
Macilmoyle's Reel / Reel des Esquimaux
Beaulieau's First Change / Red River Jig
Contentment is Wealth / Whiskey Before / Old Grey Cat
Swedish Jig / I Buried my Wife...
A Nest for Niall
Farmer's Jamboree / Woodchopper's Breakdown
Doyle's Polka / Ballydesmond / Maggie in the Woods
...and dozens more tunesets, mostly of Irish and Quebecois origin.

Songs with Charity Munro:
Farewell, Farewell
Step it Out Mary
Irish Ways and Irish Laws
Star of the County Down
Captain Glenn
Eirin Gro Mo Chroi
Newry Highwayman