St. Paddy’s Day with Trish Clair-Peck & partner Jeff on guitar

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I am proud to show off my talented sister, Trish, on a St. Patrick’s River Cruise.  Trish & her partner Jeff have offered to play Irish Music while we cruise the Courtenay River on Mar 17th from 5 to 7 pm.


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 favourite 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.  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

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