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 been invited to the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Ottawa in August 2018. He has been invited to participate in the Grand Masters again this year in Abbotsford.
While teaching private fiddle and guitar lessons he also teaches group music classes through Cross Canada Fiddle in Nanaimo. At age 17 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.
Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
Quin is proud to be nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year 2017.
See all the nominees here.
1st Place in 11-14 Years
Quin placed first in his age category in the Nanaimo Fiddle Society Adjudicated Sessions.
Leonard Sexsmith Trophy and Awardfor BC Fiddle Composer 2016
This award is part of Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in the Fiddle category. Quin chose to play Oliver Schroer’s Millie’s Waltz.
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