Canadian Celtic Choir presents Celtic Journey with special guests CAIM from Scotland

Saturday, May 27, 2017
6:30 PM (Doors Open), 7:30 PM (Show Starts)
Ticket Price: 
$25.00 Advance / $30.00 Door + service charges


The Canadian Celtic Choir was founded in 1996 to sing and promote Celtic choral music. Celebrating over 20 years of music making, the CCC has released 5 albums, including the two most recent, “A Celtic Noel” and “Celtic Inspiration.”  In 2010 the CCC was inducted into the London Music Awards Hall of Fame. In 2012 the CCC was nominated for the Most Popular Classical Choir at the 2012 Jack Richardson Music Awards, and won the award in 2015. The CCC has opened for the Men of The Deeps, The Irish Descendants, John McDermott, Lighthouse, John Tesh, and many others. The CCC has played many of Ontario’s most popular music festivals, and has toured Hawaii, England & Scotland, and many places in Ontario. In June the CCC will tour in the Maritimes for 12 days visiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. The choir is conducted by William W. Zadorsky, accompanied by Jean Willadsen. Our vocal coach and emcee is Paul Grambo. 


Shane Cook will be the guest fiddler with the Canadian Celtic Choir


A Canadian and international fiddle champion, Shane Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Cook has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. He also excels at styles ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian and Bluegrass. After a concert at The Opera House in Boston, the Boston Herald proclaimed “Shane Cook’s Celtic fiddling was enough to break hearts.”


CAIM - Heather Innes (vocals, bodhran) and Pauline Vallance (vocals, clasarch, flute) first combined their talents on a live Christmas show on Celtic Music Radio in December 2013. They enjoyed working together so much that they decided to continue working together. Pauline and Heather tour regularly in England and Scotland, and are looking forward to their upcoming tours in Ontario and Australia in 2017. Heather Innes formed CAIM in 1998 with Belfast based singer and dancer Jacynth Hammill (who still performs with the group in the UK and Europe).  As well as singing on albums with other bands and duos, Heather has recorded nine CDs with CAIM and three solo albums. Her new solo CD “Here Comes The Day” is due for release later in 2017. Irish broadcaster and freelance journalist John O'Regan describes Heather Innes this way, Heather has one of those voices…timeless and highly evocative…an uplifting and refreshing experience.”

Pauline Vallance has played flute for many years, in orchestras and in folk sessions. She was introduced to the clarsach (Scottish harp) in 2007 which inspired her to start writing songs. In 2009, she was a prizewinner at the Glasgow Songwright Festival. In 2011, Pauline recorded her first CD of her own songs and she has also recorded a CD of Scottish Lullabies (thanks to Enterprise Music Scotland), called ‘Golden Slumbers’. As well as performing solo, in orchestras, and with Caim, Pauline plays, sings and records in duo Witches Brew, Tomfoolery band and The Fusioneers. Tom Clelland of the Clydesdale Folk Club had this to say about Pauline Vallance, “Lovely, charming, quirky songs that made me smile.  If Jonathan Richman was a Scots woman who played a clarsach, this is how he’d sound.”



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