Kimberley Fraser

Kimberley Fraser
Location:
Sydney Mines
Website:
http://www.kimberleyfraser.com

Kimberley Fraser was born on Cape Breton Island, and nurtured within its rich musical heritage. She first began to impress audiences at the age of three with her step-dancing talents. Soon after that she took up both the fiddle and the piano. Since then, Kimberley has built a distinguished career, travelling and performing all over the world from Victoria to Afghanistan. Dan MacDonald of the Cape Breton Post says about Fraser’s versatility, “She has matured to become one of the stellar players of the Cape Breton fiddle tradition, equally at home at a house party, playing for a square dance or on stage for a concert in Bras d’Or or Boston, Scotsville or Scotland.” Kimberley is also in demand for her piano skills, accompanying musicians at home and abroad. Kimberley holds a degree in Violin performance from Berklee College of Music and in Celtic Studies from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Education is important to her, reflected in Kimberley’s dedication to teaching Cape Breton music both at home and abroad. A master at the trio of fiddling, step dancing and piano, Kimberley is a much sought after teacher for all three. Her reputation as a teacher has brought her to conduct workshops at many camps and festivals, including Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp, the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, and The American Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington to name a few. Kimberley also has experience giving workshops to string orchestras demonstrating how traditional music can be arranged for classical ensembles.

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Céilidh at Cape Smokey

Outdoor Céilidh at Cape Smokey

Destination Cape Smokey

A new and thrilling addition to the 2021 festival, Destination Cape Smokey, Cape Breton's latest resort development will play host to ceilidhs on the hill…

August 29, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Pub Night at The Doryman

Pub Night at The Doryman

Doryman Pub & Grill

A KitchenFest! experience isn't complete without a big afternoon at the Doryman! Dig into some local cuisine, bask in the beauty of this waterside village,…

August 30, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Tuesday Night Ceilidh

Tuesday Night Ceilidh

Mabou Parish Hall

The Tuesday Night Ceilidhs are a staple in the community of Mabou held right in the heart of the village at the community hall. This…

August 31, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Dinner Céilidh at Cabot Shores

Dinner Céilidh at Cabot Shores

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort

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September 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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