Terry Kelly’s enthusiasm for life and sheer determination have gained him recognition as an accomplished athlete; an award-winning singer, songwriter, and entertainer; a professional speaker; and a lover of life.
This Newfoundland native has been making music since his childhood years; has recorded six full-length recordings; has performed his original music in places as far away as Australia and Spain; has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Edmonton Symphony; was nominated for four Canadian Country Music Awards and a JUNO; and has received seven East Coast Music Awards.
“I’m excited and looking forward to being one of the first in the Rural Music Project line-up to visit and perform in many rural communities where I haven’t been for a number of years. It’s also going to be a real treat to share my music and stories in places I haven’t yet sung.”, said Terry when asked about these upcoming shows.
In addition to his concert performances, Terry Kelly has developed and has delivered his “We Can Do Anything” and “The Power of the Dream” motivational presentations to tens of thousands of students, teachers, parents, government and business employees throughout Canada and the United States. Using personal anecdotes peppered with humour, songs and audience participation, Terry encourages individuals to develop their own values and strategies for living and working happily and healthily.
One of Terry’s gifts is that he inspires both children and adults to make the most of their lives, and in doing so, changes the preconception of what people think it means to be challenged.
As a result of an invitation from General Hillier to become a member of Team Canada Afghanistan, Terry traveled to Afghanistan and performed there for our troops.
Terry has received the KIng Clancy Award, two Honourary Doctoate degrees and the Order of Canada.
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, sideman, innovator, recording artist, award winner. His names are many, but underlying that is a young man with an ancient soul who has travelled the world for the past 25 years bringing his unique brand of joy to audiences wherever he goes.
J.P. Cormier brings his dazzling compositions and finger-work to the stage 250 nights a year all over the world in theatres, at festivals, and with symphonies as guest performer.
J.P.’s impressive body of work has earned him a vast and loyal fan base, and multiple award nominations and wins including, 5 Nova Scotia Music Awards & 12 East Coast Music Awards. JP has also received commendations from two different Governor Generals.