Calen Kinney is a Nova Scotian native with 15 years under his belt as a fiddler. He grew up in a small community saturated in Celtic tradition with many ceilidh’s and kitchen parties, allowing him to develop as a truly authentic traditional player. Calen currently plays in the popular East Coast Celtic-rock group, The Stanfields, where he has had the opportunity to tour the world – in the past year he has played all across Europe and even performed in the North Pole, at the most Northern inhabited land in the world!
Although most proficient in Celtic music, Calen has played in many bands of varying genres, such as bluegrass, country, pop rock, electronic dance music and gypsy jazz. He identifies as a musician who enjoys pushing the creative envelop and collaborating with musicians in pursuit of being a unique and original violinist.
Teaching violin has become one of his greatest joys and pleasures as it helps build his knowledge and passion for the instrument. Also, because of his extensive history of touring and performing, he teaches performance and improvisational techniques. If you wish to learn more about the Celtic style (or any of the aforementioned styles) Calen would be happy to show you what he knows!