Quin Etheridge-Pedden is a young emerging musician in British Columbia. He started taking fiddle lessons at a young age and is now performing all around the province. He also plays guitar and sings, performing a lot of his originals as well as covers. As well as performing as a solo act, Quin is in several groups (Fiddelium, Queue The Music, Kadence and The Neighbours). In each band he plays different styles of music including Irish, Celtic, folk, rock, bluegrass, and pop. Quin’s knowledge of music of different genres and experience playing in different groups has allowed him to create a solo ‘one-man band’ using a loop pedal, multiple effects, les pieds, his guitar and voice.
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 in 2017.
Quin is proud to have be invited to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Ottawa in August 2018.
While teaching private fiddle and guitar lessons he also teaches group music classes through Cross Canada Fiddle in Nanaimo. At age 16 Quin is 100% dedicated to perusing his joy of music in as many ways as possible.
Quin is currently working on his second album, Out of the Blue, due to be recorded and released in 2019.
Quin Etheridge-Pedden, a young emerging musician in British Columbia, portrays his music through 11 strings including a 5-string fiddle, guitar and his voice. Quin’s performances cause the audience to dance along to the high energy fiddle tunes, sing to the catchy songs, and stay intrigued throughout because of the cascading melodies pouring out of his loop pedal.
Quotes and Reviews
“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
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous | February, 2019
Cowichan Folk Guild Coffee House | April 13, 2019
with Queue The Music
Fiddelium | May 10, 2019
at the Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC
Nick Mintenko and Quin With One N | November 23-24, 2018
Chilliwack and Kelowna, BC
Kadence Concert | November 10, 2018
Quin Etherdge-Pedden, Micaela Pereira
Woodstove Festival | November 2-4, 2018
Music festival in Cumberland
Quin Etheridge-Pedden, Tai Mcgillivray, Micaela Pereira
Neighbours Band With Quin With One N | October 13, 2018
Coombs Fiddle Jamboree|September 2018
Coombs Fair| August 2018
Quin Etheridge-Pedden and Tai McGillivray
Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition| August 2018
By invitation only
Vancouver Island Folk Fest | July 2018
Quin Etheridge-Pedden, Micaela Pereira and Tai McGillivray
Vancouver Island Tour | May 2018
Quin Etheridge-Pedden and Tai McGillivray
Nanaimo / Cumberland / Denman Island
Fiddelium Concert | May 2018
Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC
Solo CD Release Tour | Feb/Mar 2018
Concerts for Embark album release
Lantzville / Port Alberni
Winter Solstice Tour | December, 2017
Local Singer Cari Burdette invited me to play three shows with other musicians including, Adrian Dolan, Nick Mintenko, Adam Dobres, and Sara Marreiros.
Mill Bay / Sooke / Victoria
Now accepting bookings for 2018/2019!
To book Quin for an event, house concert, or festival, please email with your inquiry.
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