Celtic Fiddler

Prairie Wolfe


Prairie Wolfe has been a part of the traditional Celtic music communities of Boston, Seattle, and her native Vancouver, BC for over two decades. She was inspired to play fiddle when she heard Canadian fiddler Anne Lederman on CBC. She got her fiddling start in the Vancouver Scottish Fiddle Club, studying the Cape Breton style with Scottish fiddler Shona Le Mottée. She embarked on a pilgrimage to Cape Breton Island to meet her musical idols, and ended up on a trial-by-fire tour through Europe with Goth-Irish trio Damanta before finally settling down in New England, USA.

In Boston, Prairie taught adult learners, and was a founding member of MIT contradance band La Banane Enchantée, infamous for fusing Disney, Top-40, and bananas. After migrating to Seattle, Prairie joined French Canadian step-dance/crankies musical group Podorythmie, representing Canada among American and French members. Podorythmie has performed on numerous festival stages, including Vancouver Folk Festival in 2017, Northwest Folklife Festival in 2018, Festival du Bois and Mission Folk Festival in 2019, and Harrison Festival of the Arts in 2022.

Since returning to Vancouver, Prairie has performed with Celtic rockers Kailyarders, English singer/songwriter Tim Readman, and appeared in Todd Wong's popular Gung Haggis Fat Choy Scottish-Chinese cultural extravaganza. Prairie currently leads contradance band Ground Effect.


july 2022

24jul2:00 pm2:30 pmSurrey Fusion FestivalWITH TIM READMAN – SPECIAL GUEST DENIS FRANCK

13jul11:00 am1:45 pmHarrison Festival of the ArtsWITH PODORYTHMIE

september 2022

17sep7:30 pm10:30 pmVCD ContradanceWITH GROUND EFFECT

october 2022

15oct2:00 pm4:00 pmUBC Apple Festival 2022WITH TIM READMAN

february 2023

18feb7:30 pm10:30 pmVCD ContradanceWITH GROUND EFFECT

march 2023

24mar(mar 24)3:00 pm26(mar 26)3:00 pmFestival du BoisWITH PODORYTHMIE

17mar7:00 pm11:00 pmSt. Patrick’s Day @ The Jolly CoachmanWITH COLLIN WADE & LARRY CHURCH

july 2023

22jul1:00 pm2:30 pmPrivate EventWITH CHIKA BUSTON

08jul12:00 pm6:00 pmMulticultural ConnectionsWITH TIM READMAN

september 2023

10sep2:00 pm3:00 pmMacLean Park DanceWITH GROUND EFFECT

october 2023

21oct7:30 pm10:30 pmVCD ContradanceWITH GROUND EFFECT

march 2024

17mar1:30 pm4:00 pmPrivate EventWITH CHIKA BUSTON

08mar(mar 8)7:00 pm10(mar 10)1:00 pmFestival du BoisWITH PODORYTHMIE

may 2024

18may7:30 pm10:30 pmVCD ContradanceWITH GROUND EFFECT

july 2024

26jul(jul 26)6:00 pm28(jul 28)6:00 pmMission Folk Music FestivalWITH GROUND EFFECT

06jul11:00 am7:00 pmWorldwide Food Festival



For bookings and other enquiries, please contact prairiewolfe (at) gmail.com