Ray Legere

New Brunswick

Ray Legere is one of today’s most honoured Bluegrass fiddlers. His many awards include five-time winner of the Eastern and Central Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle, winner of two Open Mandolin Championships and finalist in the Canadian and Nashville’s Grand Masters Fiddle Championships. He has also won two East Coast Music Awards for Bluegrass Artist of the Year (1996, 2003). In 2016 Ray was inducted into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame. His extensive touring experience includes backing artists like Michelle Shocked, John McDermott, Alison Brown, Rita MacNeil and finding time to be “house fiddler” for a popular French Canadian music TV series. He has recorded for hundreds of sessions and graced world-renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. This year at Celtic Colours, Ray will join fellow string-master J.P. Cormier for a couple of shows as well as being featured during the ever-popular Guitar Summit.

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