Kiérah is a multi-award winning violinist and Celtic fiddler who completed her A.R.C.T. in classical violin with 1st Class Honors of Distinction. However, Kiérah's passion is learning, composing, teaching and performing Celtic fiddle music. As an entertainer, she is an inspiration to young people that with hard work and determination you can accomplish anything! By age 17, Kiérah had her classical teaching certification, three fiddle albums, a Canadian Folk Music Award and a book of original fiddle tunes.
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
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 800 students
Tech Requirements: 1 hand mic and 2 chairs
Fee Range: $590 - $830 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Celtic Traditions Across Canada is a wonderful highly interactive program that gives students the opportunity to learn about and hear the wonderful music brought to Canada in the 17 and 1800's from Ireland and Scotland. The students will hear how the music developed over time within the cultures that embraced it, and how it is still flourishing today. Kiérah, an outstanding Celtic fiddle player and teacher, performs in several unique styles - Cape Breton, French Canadian and Metis to name a few. Taking her performance to over 200 schools with BC and Alberta, Kiérah sends a powerful message to the students that no matter what you do in life, it requires setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. The students and staff will be surprised to hear how fun and current the music is, even though many of the tunes are over 200 years old.