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Greg Simm

    Greg has been a constant figure on the Nova Scotia music scene for over thirty years. His early musical adventures were playing at dances and other public performances in a number of groups across the province starting when he was fifteen years old.

     In 1987 he performed in his first theatrical production “ Hank Williams – The Show He Never Gave “ at Ship’s Co Theatre in Parrsboro NS. This started a professional relationship with the company that has lasted over twenty years in a variety of situations including board member, composer, musical director, Associate Artist and fifteen main stage productions. In 2006 he co-founded the annual Ship’s Company Fiddle Camp.

    Presenting musical workshops has taken Greg across the country from Coast to Coast to Coast. Most notable is his ongoing teaching with the Frontier School System in Manitoba and the Tusaraaniq Sivumut Association he co-founded in Nunavut to ensure ongoing musical education for Northern Communities. His workshops have led to him being named finalist in 2008 and 2009 for Music Educator Of The Year by Music Nova Scotia.

   As a multi instrumentalist (guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, tuba, bouzouki, and keyboard), Greg is in regular demand for live performances and recording sessions in a wide variety of musical styles. In the last twenty years he appeared with and/or recorded artists such as Lenny Gallant, Denny Doherty, Kendra MacGillivray, Richard Wood, John Gracie, Teresa Ennis, Alistair Macdonald, Kelli Trottier, Brian Vardigans and children’s entertainers Donna And Andy. For many years he has worked with Master Fiddler Gordon Stobbe on a variety of musical projects across Canada. His new group “Finnan Haddie” features Jim Bell, Cassie MacDonald and Thomas Harrington.