Kendra MacGillivray

Celtic music and dance have been a lifelong passion for Kendra MacGillivray and her family. She has played fiddle and taught workshops all over the world, at some of the most beautiful theatres and culturally-enriching Highland Games and Celtic/Folk Festivals. Along the way, she produced four recordings, won two East Coast Music Awards and a Music Nova Scotia award, and met and played with amazing musicians—but coming home to play at the Antigonish Highland Games and Cape Breton dances, concerts, ceilidhs is what really brings her back to her family roots and the celebration of friendship through music. Kendra loves performing for those who really enjoy and feel the pulse of traditional fiddle music and she has made it her purpose to pass that on to the next generation as much as she can. At the age of sixteen, Kendra taught her first fiddle lesson and her love of teaching developed into a Celtic Music School that’s been running for over thirty-year now. With advances in technology, Kendra’s students now extend across Canada and with the help of her former students and musical friends, Celtic fiddle music continues to thrive!

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