House Concert Tour With Daniel Gervais

Daniel Gervais

I’m accompanying the extremely talented Daniel Gervais on his house concert tour (Chemins Chez Nous)! Here are the dates:

  • May 8 Camrose, AB
  • May 9 Calgary, AB
  • May 10 Medecine Hat, AB
  • May 12 Red Deer, AB
  • May 13 Legal, AB
  • May 14 St-Isidore, AB
  • May 15 Edmonton, AB
  • May 16 St-Paul, AB
  • May 17 Plamondon, AB
  • May 18 Bonnyville, AB
  • May 19 Prince Albert, SK
  • May 20 North Battleford, SK
  • May 21 Saskatoon, SK

(Contact danielg.gervais@mac.com for more information.)

Daniel has been playing the violin since the age of five. He plays a variety of fiddle styles and classical violin. Along with a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching, Daniel is currently working towards a Master of Music degree at the University of Alberta.

Daniel has toured with Zéphyr, a French-Canadian dance group, performing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., Mondial des cultures in Drummondville, PQ, the Folkmoot USA Festival in North Carolina, and Festival Interfolk in France. Daniel has also had several television and radio appearances and was recently a guest artist with The Lost Fingers, performing at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, ON.

Daniel is the first and only Albertan to win the Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Competition. Daniel first competed in the Canadian Grand Masters in 2003 and returned to this competition in 2004 and again in 2008, finishing in the top eleven both times. Daniel was also awarded the Prix Sylvie Van Brabant-Excellence en création artistique (2010) by the Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta and the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture Award (2007). In 2002, Daniel was the recipient of the Conservatory Canada Speake Medal of Excellence for Grade 8 Strings.

Daniel has six albums to his credit, including two solo albums, Flying Fiddle (2003) and Endless Possibilities (2005). In 2006, he was nominated for “Young Performer of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Daniel is a founding member of Trad’badour, a French-Canadian duo, with Roger Dallaire. Daniel has also formed two groups with Clinton Pelletier, EclecTrip and Hot Club Edmonton. Hot Club Edmonton was awarded “Instrumental Album of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2010.

Daniel has had experience teaching a variety of students of different ages and abilities in collaboration with music organizations such as the Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp and the North Eastern Music Association in St. Paul, AB, the John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party and the Pelletier Guitar and Music Camp in Saskatchewan, The Hills are Alive Music and Dance Cultural Fest in Elkwater, AB and the Suzuki Strings and Fiddleheads in Whitehorse, YT. Recently, Trad’badour in collaboration with Canadian Parents for French completed a school show tour of over 90 presentations in Western Canada.

Daniel is proud to be a contributor to the fiddle scene in Alberta and is currently serving as a director-at-large of the Alberta Strings Association.)