22 results for tag: Fiddle

While Rome Burns

Happy to just fiddle away while chaos reigns, While Rome Burns is an eclectic duo with a range of musical styles including Appalachian, Celtic, New England, Quebecois, Metis, Galacian, and swing. Paul Gitlitz's fiddle compositions and Wyndham Thiessen’s sometimes tender, sometimes humorous songs are played on any number of ... Read More

Oliver the Crow

Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) have played folk, bluegrass, Appalachian, and string band music with countless artists across North America. Individually, Kaitlyn and Ben have made their respective marks playing everything from jazz to country to classical and everywhere in between. While their ... Read More

Vishtèn

One of the most respected and imaginative Acadian bands to come out of the east coast of Canada, Vishtèn has released four albums, won numerous awards, and given thousands of performances in over 10 countries. Hailing from Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands, the members of this driving percussive trio - Pascal ... Read More

Mairi Rankin & Mac Morin

A member of Cape Breton’s legendary Rankin family, Mairi Rankin plays fiddle, sings, and step-dances up a storm. Influenced by some of the East Coast’s best traditional musicians and instructors, Mairi has developed her own unique style. Also from Cape Breton, pianist and step-dancer Mac Morin is a much-in-demand accompan... Read More

Donny Parenteau

Born and raised in Prince Albert, Donny Parenteau is much more than a country music vocalist. He is also an extremely talented instrumentalist on fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, harmonica, and guitar. Having spent 12 years touring with American country music star Neal McCoy, Donny returns to The Bassment to perform his favourite ... Read More

JP Cormier & Dave Gunning

Story-teller, singer-songwriter, and working class hero Dave Gunning has 8 ECMAs, two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and 11 critically acclaimed recordings. Singer-songwriter and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist JP Cormier has 13 ECMs, one Canadian Folk Music Awards, and has worked with country greats Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and ... Read More

The Fretless

Winners of the 2017 JUNO for Instrumental Album of Year, the Fretless’ goal is to expand the rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and arrangement style of folk genres using only string instruments. Band members Trent Freeman, Karrnnel, Ben Plotnick, and Eric Wright transform traditional fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, ... Read More

Twin Fiddles

Award-winning Canadian fiddlers J.J. Guy and Gordon Stobbe have a long history of working together. Their shared love for traditional fiddle music has resulted in a collection of original tunes written in the twin fiddle style. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Cathy Sproule. Sponsored by Great Western Brewing ... Read More

Back of the Bus

From unlikely beginnings in the back of a bus on a pipe band road trip, the members of Back of the Bus play classic and contemporary folk and Celtic music with Scottish, Irish, and East Coast roots. Formerly known as Siamsa, Kim ‘n’ Jim are Kim de Laforest (violin) and Jim McLean (guitar, bouzouki, vocals, wisecracks). ... Read More

West of Mabou

Named after a small town in Nova Scotia, West of Mabou performs lively dance music steeped in the rich traditions of Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle and pipe tunes. The band combines the talents of Scott Benson (fiddle), Roberta Wallace (fiddle), Alex Rasmussen (pipes/whistles), Justin Easton (guitar), and Jared Dormer (drums... Read More