Stan Chapman

Nova Scotia

Stan Chapman is a respected Cape Breton fiddle teacher and an accomplished player. His interest in fiddling came from his father and uncle who were both fiddlers. Stan, a retired elementary school music teacher, currently resides in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He has also taught the Cape Breton style of fiddling for over 36 years. He has instructed both private and group lessons to many students including Natalie MacMaster and Ashley Maclsaac and has directed the Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Association and many youth groups in public performances. He has conducted fiddle workshops in Canada, the United States and New Zealand as well as having taught during the summer at Colaisde Na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s for approximately the last 20 years. Stan is presently a part time lecturer in Culture and Heritage at Cape Breton University in Sydney, where he teaches two performance courses in Cape Breton fiddling. He has also recorded two tracks on a Rounder Records recording of Traditional Fiddle Music of Cape Breton.

Festival Performances

Back to Top