Whenever Canadian top gun Pierre Schryer chooses a playing partner for a project, you can bet it will be a crème de la crème pairing. With guitar maestro Adam Dobres by his side, they made a major impact around the world. RnR magazine said they were “a match made in roots heaven.”
Schryer has the knack of teaming up with the right kindred spirit to create something truly magical that will leave us in a spin.
For this latest visit to these shores, his musical playmate is another master musician, on the rise, and winning admiration through everything he touches.
Seán Gray has been wowing audiences too as a multi-talented force whose playing credits make impressive reading. As a member of the award-winning Paul McKenna Band, described by The New York Times as “the best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years,” in 2017 he was commissioned to write a piece for the highly respected New Voices concert series at Celtic Connections. In demand as a session musician (he plays guitar, flute and whistle, and has a rich singing voice) he has also toured with a variety of top acts including The Outside Track and The Treacherous Orchestra.
Together, Pierre and Seán represent diverse and hugely successful musical careers laden with approval and award nominations.
Pierre Schryer is one of his country’s leading traditional fiddlers. His fretboard and bowing acrobatics have captivated audiences around the world, all thrilled too by his depth of character and warmth. . . Expect to be treated to a whiz-bang set that’s influenced as much by Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Folk and Old Time.
Blazin’ Fiddles founder and former BBC Radio Scotland folk show presenter, Bruce MacGregor describes Pierre as “absolutely sensational.”
The pair have a full UK tour lined up including an appearance at the prestigious Blazin In Beauly festival and Gaeldom’s annual MOD celebration taking place this year in Paisley.
Artist’s website: https://algomatrad.ca/2013/03/pierre-schryer/
UK TOUR DATES
Wednesday October 4: The Atkinson Theatre, Southport
Friday 6: The Met, Bury
Saturday 7: Green Note, Camden, London
Sunday 8: Square & Compass, Worth Matravers
Tuesday 10: Performing Arts Centre, Kilbarchan
Thursday 12: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Friday 13: The Bungalow, Paisley
Saturday 14: CatStrand Arts, New Galloway
Sunday 15: The Glad Café, Glasgow
Monday 16: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Wednesday 18: Blazin In Beauly
Thursday 19: Acoustic Music Club, Kirkcaldy
Friday 20: The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber
Saturday 21: Fishery Wharf Cafe, Boxmoor
Sunday 22: Whitstable Sessions, Kent
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