The Toronto Fiddle Collective is very pleased to have Kerry Fitzgerald back again to teach us an original tune and Newfoundland Tune. Since she was with us last December, Kerry has toured to the UK several times and as well as to the States many times with her family band The Fitzgeralds.
She will be running two workshops starting at 7pm followed by a jam. We will be gathering at the West Toronto Baptist Church (3049 Dundas St. W), tickets are $35 cash at the door for the evening. Hope to see you all out!
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Bio: Kerry's performing career began at a young age with her family group, Everything Fitz, which has taken her on several extensive North American tours. She currently tours internationally with The Fitzgeralds, including recent tours of North America, Ireland, and the UK. As part of these tours, The Fitzgeralds were featured as musical guests on the BBC and RTE Nathan Carter special. A video of their high-energy dance performance has recently went viral via Ireland’s Independent.ie, with over 3 million views! The Fitzgeralds continue to be a hit at major festivals including Milwaukee Irish Fest (US), Dayton Irish Fest (US), Cleveland Irish Fest (US), Iowa Irish Fest (US) Shrewsbury Folk Fest (UK), Mariposa Folk Fest (CA), Stan Rogers Folk Fest (CA), among others.
Kerry also tours with The Stepcrew, The Great Canadian Fiddle Show, and The Tartan Terrors. She has been a guest fiddler and step dancer with Nathan Carter, Natalie McMaster, Leahy, and We Banjo 3. Between tours, she also completed a double major in Kinesiology and Foods&Nutrition from Western University!
Kerry teaches music workshops, private lessons, and music camps including: Leahy Music Camp, AlgomaTrad, and Orangeville Fiddle Camp. On the Canadian competition scene, she is an Ontario Open Step dance Champion and Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Finalist. She now judges both fiddle and step dance competitions, including the Ontario Open competition.