Award-winning Canadian fiddler with over 15 years of experience. Available to perform as a solo act or as a duo, trio, or full band for a variety of events: weddings, corporate events, festivals, house concerts, and more.
Price Range: $150 and up
Having performed across Canada, the USA, Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Hungary, Kyle Burghout has established himself as one of Canada’s best young fiddlers. Kyle and his music have been featured on CBC radio and television, as well as in Irish Music Magazine and The Canadian Fiddler. His many awards include North American Irish Fiddle Champion, runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, and two-time finalist at the All-Ireland Fiddle Competition in Sligo, Ireland.
Often praised for his deep expression and smooth, clean playing, Burghout prides himself with preserving the traditions of Ottawa Valley fiddle music and Irish traditional music. In addition to having dedicated countless hours to studying these traditions, he has also composed many new tunes, and was named a winner of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition for his compositions. His performances feature a blend of traditional and contemporary fiddle music, representing the ever changing and evolving tradition.
When not performing, he is the Artistic Director of Fiddleheads Musical Theatre in Chelsea, QC, where he teaches and collaborates with over 30 young fiddlers. He is also the Youth Coordinator of In Concert for Cambodia, an Ottawa-based fundraising initiative that has raised over $50,000 for children in Cambodia through music concerts.
In September 2017, Kyle released his first solo album, The Prism Within, featuring both traditional tunes and many of his own compositions. He has also recorded an EP with trio Branches of Silver in 2015, featuring compositions by traditional fiddlers from Canada, the USA, and abroad.
Additional Booking Notes
Can perform either acoustically or amplified. If amplified, Kyle will provide mics and cables for musicians, but the client must provide the PA system.
Past Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Concert (with Fiddleheads)|
|December 05, 2018–December 09, 2018 • 7:30pm - 4:00pm||Holiday Tour with Tyson Chen & Hibernia|
|November 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Function|
|October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Function (with Jane Cory)|
|October 19, 2018–October 21, 2018 • 7:30pm - 4:30pm||Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival|
|October 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Rupert Fall Festival (with Fiddleheads)|
|September 29, 2018 • 10:00am - 4:00pm||Metcalfe Fair|
|September 15, 2018 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm||CityFolk|
|September 09, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Valley Heritage Radio|
|August 31, 2018–September 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 12:00pm||Pembroke Fiddle and Stepdance Competition|
Influences & Inspiration
Kyle's sound is a unique blend of the driving fiddle styles of Natalie MacMaster and Liz Carroll, the subtle and emotive style of Martin Hayes, and the intricate arrangements of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Oliver Schroer.
293 miles from Ottawa
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