Fiddler Gabriel Dubreuil and guitarist and accompanist extraordinaire Andy Hillhouse join forces for an evening of Canadian fiddle, and Celtic but with a twist!
About Gabriel Dubreuil and Andy Hillhouse
Gabriel Dubreuil is a fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, sideman, bandleader, producer (the list goes on). He has recorded on dozens of albums with acclaimed musicians and producers and performed across North America alongside some of the worlds finest folk musicians.
Gabriel is a founding member of Celtic-rock band Early Spirit. Early Spirit’s album “Unrelated” (2018) was produced by Grammy and Juno award winning musician and producer Leonard Podolak (The Dhuks), and featured guests Natalie MacMaster, Geoffrey Kelly, Leonard Podolak and Michelle Campagne. Early Spirit has since toured festival stages across Canada. Their second album is to be released in winter of 2022. Gabriel’s second solo record will also be released in 2022. He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble is North Vancouver, BC.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Gabriel Dubreuil took to the fiddle at an early age. Captivated by old traditions and emerging music styles he has learned to play many instruments in many genres. He is indeed a musical chameleon: blending Celtic, Canadian fiddle and jazz with style and flare, drawing from his studies with violin legends Matt Glaser, Darol Anger and Jason Anick. He is an alumni of Berklee College of Music where he received a degree in Jazz performance and American Roots music.
Since the early 1990s. Andy Hillhouse has had a varied career in music. He has been a touring bandleader in the Anglo-Celtic music world, a choral director, a music and culture scholar, and now a festival organizer. As a musician he toured North America and Europe through the 1990s as founder and manager of the folk rock/funk band Mad Pudding. As a specialist in guitar accompaniment for traditional music, he has toured from Brittany to Mexico with several of the Celtic music scene’s most respected and exciting acoustic musicians, including champion Canadian fiddlers Pierre Schryer and Mark Sullivan, Irish flute player Nuala Kennedy, and Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award winners The McDades. His first solo CD, “Passages,” was released in 2017 and has an underlying theme of travel and transformation, alternating between traditional music, original songwriting, and song interpretations. He is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of the Harrison Festival of the Arts in Harrison Hot Springs, BC.
About the Performance
An evening of Canadian fiddle, and Celtic but with a twist!
KnoxVan Events Presents
& Andy Hillhouse
A Free Virtual Performance
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
7:30PM – Video Release
8:00PM – Performer’s Talk
Please join us via Zoom for Talk-back at 8PM
by clicking here
on November 2, 2021
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