From the West Coast of British Columbia, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, step dancer and singer of Scottish, Irish, French, and Malaysian heritage. With uplifting energy and engaging stage presence, Jocelyn integrates the Celtic and folk traditions of her roots into her performances and compositions.
Over the past 15 years, Jocelyn has performed across North America, the U.K., Europe, and Malaysia. She has appeared on CBC and BBC television and radio, and shared the stage with internationally-renowned artists, The Chieftains (Ireland), and Carlos Núñez (Spain). She has
released four albums; received multiple award nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Global Music Awards, and International Acoustic Music Awards; and holds a Master of Music Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Nominated for “Solo Artist of the Year” at the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Wind Rose is Jocelyn’s latest solo release. The album brings listeners through joyful melodies, rhythmic grooves, soulful songs, and lively dance tunes.
From lyrical waltzes and airs, to high-spirited jigs and reels, Jocelyn provides uplifting music for weddings, receptions, corporate events, and other special occasions. Instrumentation options
include solo fiddle; a duet, for lighter sound (fiddle, piano or guitar); a trio, for richer textured sound (fiddle, piano, whistle/pipes or accordion); or a 4 or 5-piece band, for a fuller danceable energy
(fiddle, piano, guitar, whistle/pipes, percussion). Vocals and Canadian stepdancing can be included, and English/French bilingual performances are offered upon request.