Papilio

Nova Scotia

Papilio

Papilio is a neo-traditional acoustic trio based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Join them on a musical tour through the cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany (France), Spain, Cape Breton, Quebec, Scandinavia, the Balkans, and uncharted lands beyond. With fiddle, flutes, vocals and guitar, Papilio renders a mix of international instrumentals, original compositions, and folk songs with their own distinctive creative twist. The trio—featuring Anthony Rissesco (fiddle, vocals), Jennifer Publicover (Irish and modern flutes, bodhran), and Skip Homes (guitar)—has performed at Celtic Colours International Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the East Coast Music Awards, Nova Scotia Music Week, Halifax Celtic Festival, and in concert venues and dance halls across the Maritimes. Papilio’s debut album, First Flight, was nominated for an East Coast Music Award and a Nova Scotia Music Award in 2014. Their second album, Sociable Butterflies, recorded with John Adams at Stonehouse Sound, was released in November 2018.

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