Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish, Cape Breton. A born performer, she began appearing publicly at age 5 as a step dancer. At age 12, she began fiddle lessons with Stan Chapman. By age fifteen, Wendy was playing dances all over Cape Breton Island, forming the sound that makes her so recognizable today. She is recognized as one of the “old school” style of players who has kept the traditional sound going and has a deep respect for it.
Wendy is a founding member of Beòlach, and has also performed with The Cape Breton Summertime Revue, Capercaillie, The Chieftains, Ashley MacIsaac, toured with The Rankin Sisters, and traveled and recorded with Mary Jane Lamond for over fourteen years. Wendy has released multiple recordings, the latest of which, Off the Floor, won an East Coast Music Award for Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year.
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