Full Bio

 

Quin Etheridge-Pedden is 16 years old and plans to pursue a career in music.

He began his musical journey at age 6 when he started Suzuki violin private lessons with Trish Clair-Peck (now Trish Horrocks) as well as a beginner fiddle group at the Nanaimo Conservatory.  After one year of classical violin it was clear that Quin was destined to be a fiddler and he henceforth focused all his energy and education on fiddle music.  He has been taking lessons since then with Trish and Geoff Horrocks of Cross Canada Fiddle.

In 2017 Quin released his first solo CD, Embark.  It is an eclectic mix of traditional fiddle and new contemporary.  Three of the tunes were composed by Quin.

Following the release of Embark, Quin was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Young Artist of the year category.

Quin is proud to be invited to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Ottawa in August 2018.

Quin has been a member of Fiddelium for 6 years.   Fiddelium is a small group of young musicians who perform in and around Nanaimo at many events such as festivals, private gatherings, markets, and community celebrations. The music they play is mostly traditional fiddle music, but with an interesting twist. Fiddelium is directed by Geoff and Trish Horrocks.  www.fiddelium.com

In 2017 Quin also began teaching music; he has students in both fiddle and guitar.   He will be an instructor at the Nanaimo Fiddle Society Camp in August 2018.

On occasion, Quin plays with the local Lantzville band, Neighbours.

Quin also plays electric guitar in the Extreme Jazz Band at Dover Bay Secondary.

Most days you can find Quin in his music room with his fiddle, guitar, mandolin and loop pedal working on existing tunes or creating new ones for his next album.

Short Bio

 

Quin Etheridge-Pedden is 16 years old and plans to pursue a career in music.

In 2017 Quin released his first solo CD, Embark.  It is an eclectic mix of traditional fiddle and new contemporary.  Three of the tunes were composed by Quin.  Following the release of Embark, Quin was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Young Artist of the year category.

Quin is proud to be invited to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Ottawa in August 2018.

Most days you can find Quin in his music room with his fiddle, guitar, mandolin and loop pedal working on existing tunes or creating new ones for his next album.

Quotes and Reviews


 Album Review

“This accomplished fiddler (and guitarist) is just 15 years-old, and on the evidence of his first album, Embark (could there be a better title for a debut?), the young musician is heading for a sparkling career.  Hailing from the 3,600-plus community of Lantzville on Vancouver Island, Etheridge-Pedden is under the guidance and tutelage of his nurturing parents (his photographer mother, Kelli, being responsible for Embark’s CD packaging) and Nanaimo’s Trish and Geoff Horrocks, founders of Cross Canada Fiddle.  Considering Etheridge-Pedden received a Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) nomination for Young Performer of the Year in 2017, between them they are doing quite some job on ushering this precocious talent into the spotlight.

The teenage fiddler is already on record as stating that he hopes to further his music education by attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., the elite centre of learning whose Canadian fiddle alumnae and alumni include April Verch, Ivonne Hernandez (Fiddlemania, The Fretless) and Adam Iredale-Gray (Aerialists, Fish & Bird).  If all goes according to his hopes and aspirations, the name Quin Etheridge-Pedden may well, like the esteemed musicians above, one day be referenced in a future FRUK review of a promising young fiddler’s debut album.”                            

David Morrison, Folk Radio UK    www.folkradio.co.uk/2018/02/quin-etheridge-pedden-embark/

 


 

 Concert Review – Quin Etheridge-Pedden and Tai McGillivray concert on Denman Island

“As the first note of ‘Indiana Firefly’ played, it was evident to me that there was immense chemistry between the two musicians, playing with ten times the confidence that they spoke.  This showcase received great feedback from the audience, who were simultaneously both focused, and bobbing their heads along to the tunes of the fiddle and mandolin.

While the pieces progressed, both Tai and Quin became more playful.  Quin incorporated his fiddle skills through live looping, and introduced his guitar playing, adding many layers to the performance.” 

Chili Leblanc-Wulff, The Islands Grapevine


“He is energetic, enthusiastic and determined to be a success.  From his perspective, the greatest part of being able to perform is the love and joy of the music.  His face broke into the biggest grin as he explained, “I want people to be able to enjoy my music, but I don’t expect them to do that if I’m not enjoying performing it.”

Nick Sitter, Standard Guide Advocate, Lambton Shores


 “Quin brought his easy-going energy, confident musicality and very importantly – his ability to be well prepared and spontaneously creative at the same time.  A pleasure to work with.”

Anthony Maki, Sound Engineer  Etched in Sound

 


“Quin is a very creative individual who loves to be challenged. His thirst for musical knowledge and his desire to work hard to create new musical ideas is awe inspiring. I expect Quin will motivate players of all ages to want to play their fiddle when they see him perform. It has been a honour to have mentored him during his early years! “

 Geoff Horrocks  Cross Canada Fiddle

 

 

Now accepting bookings for 2018/2019! 

To book Quin for an event, house concert, or festival, please email with your inquiry.

90 Year Adventure

by Quin Etheridge-Pedden | Embark