The Ottawa Traditional Fiddling
 and Folk Art Society


Nepean Creative Arts Centre

©Photos by
Lois Siegel


Kimberley Fraser

Kimberley was born on Cape Breton Island. She has traveled the world, from Victoria to Afghanistan, performing at many venues, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Kimberley holds a degree in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music and in Celtic Studies from St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Is is also a step dancer and pianist.

Kimberley has taught at Cape Breton's Gaelic College and the Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music, as well as throughout Europe and the United States. This year she will be teaching at the famed Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina,

Calvin Vollrath

By the age of 17, Calvin was already winning fiddle competitions. He was twice crowned the Grand North American Old Tyme Fiddle Champion.  Calvin is a musical prodigy. He has composed over 400 tunes.

Calvin was commissioned to compose five fiddle tunes for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Opening Ceremonies to represent the various styles of fiddling Canada has to offer. He also wrote the theme for the international fiddle convention "Fiddles of the World," held in Halifax, Nova Scotia 1999.

Calvin has taught at the Canadian Grand Masters By-the-Canal Fiddle Camp in Ottawa since its inception in 1996. He also teaches at numerous workshops throughout Canada and the United States. He started the Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp in 2007. Calvin received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding contribution to Old Time Fiddling for his contribution, support, and dedicated years of promoting and playing country music (2005).  He was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alberta Men and Women of Country Music  (2007),  and the Bev Munro Award (2009), sponsored by the Association of Canadian Country Music Legends.

Calvin was selected as one of 10 performers to represent Alberta at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. (2006).

Dennis Alexander
Violin Maintenance

Ernie Fraser, Organizer


Robert Froom

Anna Soros

Delores Woodley

George Armstrong

Kimberley Fraser

Denise Bowes

Charles Francis (left)
John Katic

Ranald Thurgood

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