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Destination Grouville

by Shona Le Mottee

Celtic-Pop: a smashing wee album made up of traditional and contemporary fiddle and vocals with a kick...
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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2. Finbar Dwyer's
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3. Full Circle
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4. The Red Gloves
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5. Exile Erin
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6. Faithful
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7. Destination Grouville
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8. Daldowny's
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9. Better Place
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10. Bog An Lochan
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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SHONA LE MOTTEE
CELTIC FIDDLER

Shona started playing the fiddle at the age of seven on the Island of Jersey, in the English Channel. At age nine she moved to Vancouver, Canada where she continued to develop her music under fiddling greats such as Alasdair Fraser, Buddy MacMaster, Bruce Molsky, Daniel Lapp, and Martin Hayes.

In September, 1995, Shona was chosen to join the internationally known Canadian Celtic-pop group, "The Paperboys". During the 2 ½ years she was with the band, she toured extensively throughout North America playing on stages from Vancouver and San Francisco to Halifax and New York. She has performed at sold-out festivals and venues such as: The Boston Irish Festival, the Vancouver Folk Music and Celtic Festivals, the Toronto Harbourfront and Celtic Festivals, the Victoria Celtic Festival, the Owen Sound Folk Festival, the Kentucky Folk Festival, the Seattle Folklife and Bumbershoot Festivals, the Spectrum in Montreal, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and many more. Shona was also part of the du Maurier Concert Series, the Huron Carol Concert Series, and the MuchMusic Canadian benefit tour for AIDS.

During the summer of 1997, Shona recorded the album "Molinos" with The Paperboys. It was released on the Stony Plain/Warner Canada label and won the Canadian Juno Award in March 1998 for "The Best Roots and Traditional Album - Group" category. Shona also recorded two music videos with The Paperboys which were broadcast across the country on "CMT" and "MuchMusic". She has made appearances on radio and T.V. shows such as: CBC radio, Terminal City (CBC TV), Muchmusic in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, and San Francisco, the Vicki Gabreau Show (TV), the CMT Rockin' Country Series (TV), Entertainment Desk in Toronto (TV), Breakfast Television in Toronto and Vancouver, and numerous other radio stations in Canada and the USA.

In 1998/99, Shona performed with "Micheal Flatley's Lord of the Dance" at the New York, NY Casino in Las Vegas and at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. More recently, Shona has performed and recorded with several local Canadian bands such as "Fear of Drinking", "Tim Readman", "Alpha YaYa Dialo", "The Town Pants", and "Mad Pudding".

Shona is also in great demand as a fiddle teacher. She has been teaching privately for over 12 years and is the founder and director of the Vancouver Scottish Fiddle Club which is currently in its sixth successful year. During the summers of 2002 - 2004 Shona was invited to teach at the Coast Strings Fiddle School in British Columbia and the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp in Denver, Colorado. At these schools she was on staff with some of the best fiddlers in the world such as: Bruce Molsky, Seamus Connelly, Richard Greene, Iain Fraser, Pierre Schryer, and David Greenburg.

Shona has just finished recording her debut solo album which was released in March 2005.


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Bigtone

Superior fiddle - music takes you away
I'm not even a huge fan of Irish music, but this music is awesome. Conjures up visions of old Irish pubs and green fields. A very easy listen, yet the music is complex and very interesting. Would love to see her play live up there in Canada?

Dick Durgin

Great CD recomend it to anyone who loves the fiddle, and its music
Great fiddle playing, great tunes, cant wait for the next cd to come out

Serge BARRAN

Excellent !!
Quel talent Shona! Nous en voulons encore pour 2007

Pieter from Holland

Out of the Paperboys submerge a goodlooking fiddler
Five stars, not one less. Great music. I like this kind of music. Though her playing in Paperboys triggered me to buy this album, though it is another kind of music, but evenso great. People will compare this to work of Eliza Carthy, but Shona has her own style and for shure looks better. But the music which is the most important in this respect is better to, it has more feeling.

David Elosser

An enjoyable cd with lots of energy.
You could put Shona in the same category as Liz Carroll or Winifred Horan, but she has her own style, likes and dislikes. This is a very enjoyable cd to listen to. Lots of energy and variety in selection. Shona demonstrates professional command of all of the Celtic playing techniques. Her singing voice is, well, let's say she wouldn't last 5 seconds in front of Simon on "American Idol." But I really enjoyed the songs on this cd- after all, talent is not just a pretty voice. Hats off to the recording artist as well. All of her backup talent is recorded in clean, clear, and well balanced arrangements. Shona has a nice compositional style, too.

John Sweo

Destination Grouville
I've only heard the snippets on CD Baby but oh baby, this is foot tapping good stuff....happy stuff. I am putting this on my wish list to acquire soon.