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The Driven Bow Fiddle Festival w/ JP Cormier and Daniel Lapin
From the Promoter
J.P. Cormier discovered an innate talent for playing the guitar when he was five years old. He learned faster than he could be taught. As he travelled and worked he added more and more instruments to his arsenal of capabilities. He became indispensable to the bands he worked for. In the early nineties, he became a sideman for one of Canada’s favourite sons, Stompin’ Tom Connors and also became a staple of the recordings at Studio H in Halifax. His work with the CBC spanned musical, production and arranging duties. Accolades aside - and there are many from people like Chet Atkins, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings and Gordon Lightfoot - JP sees himself as just a performer.
Daniel Lapp is one of the best known and most influential fiddlers in British Columbia, if not in all of Canada. Inspired by his grandfather, in 1990 he began offering fiddle lessons in Victoria and less than five years later he and the BC Fiddle Orchestra – a dozen young fiddlers from around British Columbia and their backup band – were onstage in front of 60,000 people at the Commonwealth Games. He’s founder and president of the Victoria Fiddle Society and founder of the House of Music in Victoria BC. His work has taken him from coast to coast to coast in Canada, as well as Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Finland and Germany. He has performed with symphony orchestras and at global events like the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, EXPO 2000 in Germany and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games opening ceremonies. Daniel has played on over 100 albums, working and touring with artists including Spirit of the West, Rickie Lee Jones, Barney Bentall, Mae Moore, Beth Orton and Kathryn Tickell.