Celtic Fiddler

Prairie Wolfe

BIO

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/Métis 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, and appeared in Todd Wong's popular Gung Haggis Fat Choy Scottish-Chinese cultural extravaganza. Prairie currently plays as a duo with English singer/songwriter Tim Readman, and co-leads contradance band Ground Effect.

SHOWS

july 2021

31jul1:15 pmHarmony Arts Festivalwith Tim Readman

october 2021

23oct7:30 pmOsoyoos Performing Artswith Tim Readman

december 2021

10dec8:00 pmRogue Folk ClubWith Tim Readman | Double Billed with Blackthorn

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

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