Upcoming shows

Date Saturday October 10th 2:00 PM
Show The World on a String
Venue Highland Arts Theatre
Date Saturday October 10th 7:30 PM
Show The World on a String - Encore
Venue Highland Arts Theatre
Date Sunday October 11th 7:30 PM
Show Whycocomagh Gathering
Venue Whycocomagh Education Centre
Date Monday October 12th 7:30 PM
Show Kimberley's Northside Welcome
Venue St. Matthew Wesley United Church
Date Wednesday October 14th 7:30 PM
Show Way Up Down North
Venue North Highlands Elementary

Upcoming workshops

Date Friday October 9th 10:00 PM
Workshop Super Friday Square Dance
Venue Creignish Recreation Centre
Date Friday October 16th 9:00 AM
Workshop Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp
Venue Celtic Music Interpretive Centre
Date Friday October 16th 11:30 AM
Workshop Lunch Ceilidh
Venue Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

Troy MacGillivray

Nova Scotia

Troy MacGillivray is an accomplished musician who was born into a rich cultural tradition and has been performing from a very young age across Canada, North America and all over the globe. Troy plays the music of his ancestors who immigrated to Canada from Scotland over 200 years ago. With 6 CDs and numerous ECMA, Music Nova Scotia and Canadian Folk Music awards and nominations to his credit, Troy balances traditional music with his own internationally acclaimed compositions. Troy’s most recent album, Tune Poets, weaves some of his own compositions with those of great composers from the traditional fiddle world. In September 2012, Troy received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizing his contribution and dedication to preserving and promoting arts and culture in Nova Scotia and Canada. He has a roots-centered approach to his fiddle and piano playing that has the power to inspire any audience, who are constantly captivated by his flying fingers and energetic pace and ocassional stepdance too! Troy will be performing with his sisters, fiddler Kendra and dancer/bodhran player Sabra; with Cape Breton fiddler, dancer and piano player Kimberley Fraser; and with Canadian Old Tyme Fiddle legend Calvin Vollrath during this year’s festival.