From Canada and the USA, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira are a dynamic fiddle & cello duo. Fusing traditional and contemporary music styles, they create a powerfully uplifting and soulful performance, weaving a rhythmically driving and textured sound. Complemented by lively stepdancing, they bring life and fire into original tunes, songs, and high-energy repertoire from Scotland, Ireland, North America, and Scandinavia.
Each an accomplished musician in their own right, with extensive performance history and accolades, Jocelyn & Ellen first joined forces in Glasgow in 2018. Since then, the duo has been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both North America and the UK. They have been featured in live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, and performed at festivals including Celtic Connections (UK), Vancouver Folk Music Festival (CAN), Harrison Festival of the Arts (CAN), Summerfolk Music Festival (CAN), Celtic Colours International Festival (CAN), New World Festival (USA), and Northwest Folklife (USA).
Nominated for “Traditional Album of the Year” at the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Jocelyn & Ellen's album, All It Brings, is a celebration of hope and resilience. The album features nuanced fiddle-cello interplay, vocal harmonies, and guest guitar accompaniment.