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Discipline: Music
Homebase: Surrey
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE;Eligible to apply for AIC

Kiérah is a multi-award winning violinist and Celtic fiddler who completed her A.R.C.T. in classical violin at age 17 with First Class Honours with Distinction. By age 16, Kiérah had recorded 3 albums of Celtic fiddle music, each receiving a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and a win for her third album, "Stonemason's Daughter". Kiérah also received a scholarship to the World Music Centre in Ireland for her published book of 66 original fiddle tunes. At age 21, her album "Strong Bow" received international recognition with a nomination for best International Celtic Artist by the Australian Music Awards. Kiérah has performed in over 400 schools in BC and Alberta.

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Celtic Traditions Across Canada

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 40 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 1000
Tech Requirements: n/a
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

"Celtic Traditions Across Canada" is an interactive performance that educates students about where traditional Celtic music came from and how it has settled across Canada, evolving into different styles of playing. The program focuses on 4 main regional styles within Canada: Cape Breton, Quebec, Métis, and West Coast. Students will not only hear the music, but also learn about its history. Kiérah richly inspires students through her message that with goals, hard work, and determination you can do anything! Not only do the students and staff love the joyful music, but they always come away having learnt something new.

Testimonials & Reviews

A high level of professionalism and poise while maintaining an open and relaxed rapport with the audience. David Mann, BC Music Presenter
Kierah is an outstanding fiddle player and entertainer. She encouraged students by her own example as to the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve them. Bob Cocking, Buchanan School, Calgary, AB
Our staff and students were overwhelmed with the degree of Kiérah's professionalism. In more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator, Kierah stands out as one of the best performers that I have had visit my schools. Glen Hilder, Principal, Green Timbers Elementary, Surrey

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