Troy MacGillivray, Shane Cook & Ray Legere
Nova Scotia / Ontario / New Brunswick
What do you get when you put ECMA and Grand Master Fiddle Champions on stage together? You get the powerful and dynamic trio of Troy MacGillivray, Shane Cook, and Ray Legere, a collaboration that showcases an astonishing breadth of styles, tunes, and arrangements on a multiple array of instruments. Troy is an accomplished musician with six CDs and numerous awards and nominations to his credit. A 2017 graduate of University of Limerick with a Masters in Ethnomusicology, Troy previously received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Extensive touring has taken him from coast to coast to coast in Canada, to Afghanistan to play for the Canadian military, and to perform at festivals from Cape Breton to Barbados and Shetland to Denmark.
A Canadian and international fiddle champion, Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition through many years of competitions, awards and accolades. He has toured extensively in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Germany, China and Taiwan and is a graduate of Western University.
Ray is known as one of Canada's premier mandolin players, and he plays a pretty mean fiddle too. Ray is a five-time winner of the Eastern Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of mandolin and fiddle, distinguishing him with Masters Awards for each. A performer of many styles, Ray has played the Grand Ol' Opry and Carnegie Hall, performed with artists including Roch Voisine, The Rankins, Rita MacNeil and Alison Brown, and has recorded on hundreds of sessions including five solo projects of his own.
In 2007, these three worked together on a recording project called When Here Meets There, which landed them a 2009 East Coast Music Award.