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J.J.ChaissonJ.J. Chaisson

Born into the well-known and respected Chaisson family, Prince Edward Island’s J.J. Chaisson is without any doubt a talented multi-instrumental musician. He has collaborated on award winning recordings, acted as front man for a Celtic rock band, and toured widely as a solo artist with four albums to his credit. His personality is equally as powerful as his playing and he reaches out to young and old alike with smiles and endless jokes and stories. J.J. has played across the Maritimes, New England, and as far away as the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.

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TheChaissonFamilyThe Chaisson Family

With roots going back six generations, this family of players shares a legacy of tradition. Ever since Joe Pete Chaisson formed the PEI Fiddlers Association and established the Rollo Bay Fiddle festival, the family has worked to preserve and protect traditional music and dance on Prince Edward Island. Joe Pete’s three sons–Peter, Kenny and Kevin–still set the standard for younger generations to follow. This year the younger generation–J.J. (guitar, fiddle), Koady (guitar, tenor banjo), Brent (guitar), Tim (fiddle, vocals, guitar), and Darla (piano)–takes centre stage at Celtic Colours.

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See Related: Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, PEI Artists, Piano, Stepdance

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