KELLI TROTTIER (2015 Inductee)

Kelli Trottier’s music developed from deep and lasting Scottish and French roots and, together with other influences of contemporary and traditional music throughout the Ottawa Valley, Kelli has shaped her performing, teaching and recording career.

Her talents carry her to stages across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far North. She brings her crisp fiddling, Angelic voice and fiery step-dance to all of her performances. Kelli toured much of the world as a featured soloist in the Sensational String production, Bowfire: "The finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosi ever assembled on one stage" for nine years. She has performed for our Canadian soldiers in the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic and as well for our NHL Ottawa Senators and fans. More highlights for Kelli include performing for Sir Sean Connery's "Dressed to Kilt" several times in NYC and for his private 80th birthday party in the Bahamas.

She has been nominated three times for Fiddle Player of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association and has performed live and in studio with George Fox, Ronnie Prophet, Wayne Rostad, Lucille Starr, Tracey Brown, Randall Prescott, Bobby Lalonde and more.

In addition to her extensive performing experience, Kelli continues to be a highly sought-after instructor and judge of fiddle and stepdance events across Canada and parts of the U.S. With ten independent recordings; singing, writing, dancing and playing her way to the top of her musical genre, Kelli Trottier is an unforgettable and enchanting artist, consistently delivering performances that raise her stature in the hearts and memories of audiences everywhere.

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