We are thrilled to tell you that Chrissy Crowley is coming back to Music Camp! She was with us for the first time last year and left a tremendous impact on everyone.
As a Canadian fiddler with a firm foundation in the traditional music of Cape Breton and the irrepressible curiosity of an artist driven to create and discover, Chrissy is now bringing her music worldwide. She has performed throughout Canada, the United States, the UK, as well as Ireland, France, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Her natural talent and innovative approach has earned her a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award, a Top 20 Under 20 in Canada award, and numerous East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia nominations.
Chrissy released her first CD in 2007 when she was just 17. This self titled recording heralded the emergence of a fascinating new talent. Her highly anticipated second album “The Departure” (2010), did not disappoint. Her free spirit was shared on this CD as well as original compositions and experimentation with various instruments and contemporary arrangements. Chrissy’s latest recording is titled “Last Night’s Fun.” It merges the energy of her would– be rock–chick side with the quality of her traditional fiddle background. The music is described as both “powerful and beautiful”. (Lisa Butchart, Offshore Gael Music)
In addition to her very successful solo career, Chrissy is also one of the four members of “Coig”: a new band from the east coast of Canada that has become a serious force within the traditional Celtic music scene. They have already received a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year as well as the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group.
Chrissy is originally from the beautiful Margaree area of Nova Scotia, but she now lives in Sydney. The musical culture of her upbringing included tunes of the Scottish Gaels, but also those of the area’s Irish and French-Acadians. Together, these influences provided Chrissy with a solid foundation on which to grow and develop her own musical voice. This voice echoes the inspiration of artists who have gone before, but it also embraces new sounds and genres of today. We can’t wait for Chrissy to share this musical voice and her Cape Breton spirit when she returns to be with us at Camp in July!
Learn more about Chrissy by visiting her website here.