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Searson

 

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Searson has toured for well over a decade and have the confidence and drive to continue with their musical careers more than ever before. Sisters, Erin and Colleen Searson have developed their own original style of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing. 

The sisters perform on a variety of instruments throughout their live show which includes Colleen on fiddle, vocals and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing while Erin performs on piano, vocals, Ottawa Valley Step Dancing and tenor guitar. Rounding out the live show is Danno O’Shea - performing and composing for over 17 years on drums and percussion with a jazz degree from Humber College - and bass/guitar player Fraser Gauthier, who has studied at Humber College and Capilano University, gradually gravitating towards roots music.

In May 2015, Searson did a National Television taping for a brand new series with CBC called 'Still Standing'. Searson will be featured representing the history and culture of The Ottawa Valley Fiddling & Step Dancing. In the episode, the host Johnny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) speaks with Searson about their new release 'Stars Above The Farm' and showcases Searson's raw talent

In the past 10 years, Searson has toured throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland and the Caribbean. They have brought hundreds of fans with them on various bus tours while performing throughout Ireland.

Growing up in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada these sisters began to study music at a very young age, performing locally and competing at Step Dance & Fiddle Contests. Since the age of 4, Erin has been classically trained through the Royal Conservatory of music in piano. Colleen has been studying violin and fiddle methods from all styles around the world since age 9 while both began step dance lessons before the age of 9. This prepared the sisters to grow and expand as they became accomplished performers and musicians and increasingly began to tour across borders and overseas.

A love of incorporating the Ottawa Valley style music with Celtic, East Coast, Scottish and various other styles can be heard throughout the live show.

“The most satisfying part of performing live is seeing our fans singing along to songs that we’ve written and requesting fiddle tunes that we wrote.” Erin says, “There’s nothing better than seeing the audience emotionally involved in your live show.”

 

Vocals, Piano, Tenor Guitar, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing / Erin Searson
Fiddle, Vocals, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing / Colleen Searson
Drums, Percussion / Danno O'Shea
Bass, Tenor Guitar / Fraser Gauthier

 

 
Giving Canada’s old time sounds a renewal into modern roots.  Seamlessly blending spirited fiddling, energetic dancing and gorgeous harmonies.  
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CHECK OUT THE SNEAK PEEK OF OUR NATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING WITH CBC CALLED "STILL STANDING".  WE WILL BE FEATURED REPRESENTING THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF OTTAWA VALLEY FIDDLING & STEP DANCING.  STAY TUNED FOR OUR AIR DATE COMING THIS SUMMER!

CHECK OUT THE SNEAK PEEK OF OUR NATIONAL TELEVISION TAPING WITH CBC CALLED "STILL STANDING".  WE WILL BE FEATURED REPRESENTING THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF OTTAWA VALLEY FIDDLING & STEP DANCING.  STAY TUNED FOR OUR AIR DATE COMING THIS SUMMER!

 
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Stars Above The Farm

by Searson

Their latest album, Stars Above The Farm (2015) is a 12 track album that has brought the sisters back to their musical roots. Writing both vocal and instrumental tracks, the album is a nod to their upbringing in such a rich and vibrant musical culture. The album was recorded at Skylark Studios with Jordon Zadorozny as Producer. Two highly acclaimed Canadian Fiddle champions join Colleen on the album. April Verch, on the track Cuddy's Waltz which was wriiten by Colleen & April Verch. And, Voyageurs, is a lively traditional style set where Pascal Gemme joins Colleen for a few Quebecois tunes.