Dance & Mini-Concert



AlgomaTrad Centre
1249 F & G Line Road,
Richards Landing, Ontario, P0R 1J0, Canada

  May 26, 2024 - May 26, 2024

This will be a lively and uplifting afternoon of called Irish Ceili Dances plus a mini-concert featuring Pierre Schryer (fiddle) and Danielle Enblom (Sean Nós Stepdancer, fiddle, dance caller) at the AlgomaTrad Centre (1249 F&G Line, St. Joseph Island).

Pierre and Danielle will be joined by Julie Schryer and Pat O’Gorman.

Admission at the Door: $15 General, $10 Students, 12 & Under free.

Pierre Schryer – Fiddle, Foot Percussion

Pierre Schryer is one of Canada’s leading traditional fiddlers. A recipient of numerous titles and awards including Canadian Open Fiddle Champion, Grand Masters Champion, Violoneux Championnat, and North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Pierre truly captivates an audience with his energy and genuine warmth. His ability knows no bounds, covering styles from Irish, Scottish, Québecois, and Cape Breton to Canadian Old Time, American Swing and more. In the mid-90s, Pierre Schryer Band built an international reputation as one of Canada’s most well respected traditional music ensembles by touring throughout Canada, the USA, Ireland, Europe and the UK. Pierre has shared the stage with hundreds of internationally renowned colleagues in the traditional music scene and has performed with numerous orchestras across Canada with his acclaimed Symphony Pops show. Of his seven recordings released on his own label New Canadian Records, “Blue Drag” was nominated at the 2004 JUNO Awards for best Roots and Traditional (Group) Album of the Year, “Mélange” at the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Instrumental Solo Album of the Year, and “2 Worlds United”, a brilliant duo album with top Irish button accordionist Dermot Byrne, was distributed worldwide by Claddagh Records.

In 2019, Schryer teamed up with BC guitarist Adam Dobres and released “Mandorla.” The album was nominated at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as at the 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards. Pierre’s talents extend beyond his musical abilities, he’s an accomplished luthier and artist currently performing on one of his own violins and bows. Pierre Schryer, as producer, also created and directed his own festival “Canadian Celtic Celebration,” in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 2000 to 2017. Dedicated to passing on the tradition, Pierre teaches at numerous fiddle camps and retreats, and is committed to creating community through traditional music sessions, community dances and collaborative projects wherever he resides.

Danielle Enblom – Step dance (Gigue)

Danielle Enblom is a dance historian, choreographer, sean-nós Irish dancer, and award-winning step dancer and jigger from Mni Sota Makoce – Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is Red River Métis with strong French Canadian and Swedish ancestral roots. Danielle has shared the stage throughout North America and Europe with many of the world’s top traditional musicians including Altan, Lunasa, Liz Carroll, Alex Kusturok, Eileen Ivers, Julie Fowlis, Enda Scahill (We Banjo 3), Seamus Egan (Solas), and Cherish the Ladies. She recently appeared in the world premiere of Canada’s first full-scale Indigenous-led Opera, Li Keur: Riel’s Heart of the North. Danielle holds a research-based master’s degree in Ethnochoreography (dance anthropology) from Munster Technological University, Ireland, and a Diploma in Traditional Irish Music from University College Cork, Ireland. She has studied with tradition bearers across genres and cultures including Irish, Métis, French Canadian, Appalachian, American Tap, and Ottawa Valley. Described as “wild, refined, and joyful” by Deirdre Cronin of Irish Music Magazine and “nothing short of spectacular” by legendary Irish musician and academic, Mick Moloney, Danielle brings a unique, inspired, embodied and authentic intersection of traditions and cultures to her work as a performer, researcher, and teacher. Danielle’s recent works include Cumar, a project with master West African drummers and dancers (choreographer and dancer) and The Bad Neighbors Rhythm Project with New York-based master Irish bodhrán player, Anna Colliton, which had its debut at the New York Trad Festival in 2022.

Phone Number: 705-782-4311

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