Maritime Fiddle - Oct 31, 2020

Tim Chaisson

Prince Edward Island

Tim is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Souris, Prince Edward Island. He is a member of Juno Award winning group, The East Pointers. Tim is also a member of the famous Chaisson family, who are prominent in the music scene of Prince Edward Island. Though he had been playing many instruments since he was a child, Chaisson began his professional career at the age of 14 when he was asked to join Celtic/contemporary band Kindle with his two brothers and three cousins. He was the youngest member of the group, touring from 2000 to 2005. He plays the fiddle, acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, drums, and bass.

Mairi Rankin

Nova Scotia

One of the hugely influential Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.

Emilia Bartellas


Emilia Bartellas has quickly gained a reputation as one of Newfoundland's most outstanding traditional music interpreters, performing tunes from the province's rich musical history in a tight, dynamic playing style.  As a member of famed trad band, The Dardanelles, Emilia has performed on stages across Canada, the US, and as far afield as Scotland and Australia. Emilia has been awarded The Dermot O’Reilly Legacy Award for promoting traditional music and demonstrating leadership and creativity in the tradition-bearer community of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Troy MacGillivray

Nova Scotia

Troy MacGillivray has become one of the most sought after performers of his generation. Influenced by his grandfather, Hugh A. MacDonald and his sister Kendra, he continues to push his performances beyond a 'traditional' player. Equally comfortable behind the piano or with fiddle in hand there is know telling where his talent will take him.