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Canadian folk fiddler Nellie Quinn is quickly gaining attention as an outstanding musician, captivating performer and versatile interpreter of Canadian traditional musics. At the age of 20, Nellie belies her young years through the depth and maturity of her music, no doubt a result of traveling across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom to study under some of the best fiddler players of today.
As an active musician in the Canadian folk scene, Nellie has had the great opportunity to compose and perform with some of Canada’s most influential fiddlers over the past several years. She has performed on stage with such fiddlers as; Gordon Stobbe, Oliver Schroer, Daniel Lapp and Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and learned from luminaries such as Mark O’Connor, Ashley MacIsaac, Darol Anger, Catriona MacDonald, Jerry Holland, Shane Cook, Calvin Vollrath, Patti Lamoureux, John Arcand and Ivonne & Kalissa Hernandez to name but a few.
Nellie has strong roots in Canadian folk music traditions such as Cape Breton, Quebecois, Métis (indigenous first people of Canada) and Old Time music which puts her in high demand as a fiddle teacher. In 2009 Nellie studied in New York to become a practitioner of Mark O’Connor’s Violin Method. Through her understanding and awareness of these genres she has developed and nurtured an individual style of playing which draws and shows respect for all these traditions whilst creating something vibrant, exciting and different. An evening of music from Nellie is an experience not be forgotten and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping.