Wesley Hardisty
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Wesley Hardisty

Yellowknife, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Yellowknife, Canada
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Folk Celtic


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Winner of the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Fiddle CD. 

Wesley is passion driven, his love of music clearly evident. He is a fiddler / guitarist/ composer/ singer, whose unique blend of rock, folk, Celtic and Metis music is compelling and emotional.

He has an impressive resume- hundreds of gigs including performing for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with Daniel Lapp Fiddle Orchestra and NWT Collective, for the  Duke and Duchess, Will and Kate in Yellowknife for 2011, Folk on the Rocks Festival collective, NorthernScene 2014, and CanadaScene for Canada's 150th Birthday at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Truth and Reconciliation Commission national event in Inuvik, live broadcast at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards show on APTN and over 100 festivals.

His debut CD won the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Fiddle CD. The CD, released in May 2011 featured the band Wallabee Indeed and Quinn Bachand. The CD is entitled 12:12, which is personal shorthand for life is good, appreciate and enjoy, make the most of life. 

Largely self taught, he took up the fiddle at age thirteen in his Northern hometown of Fort Simpson, NT through the outreach work of the Kole Crook Fiddle Association. Moving to Saltspring Island BC at age fifteen, he attended the prestigious Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts. Wesley has come full circle and is now teaching with the Kole Crook Fiddle Association. He loves teaching Aboriginal youth and being a positive role model. Wesley was featured on the 2012 Breaking New Beats TV show as one of the cutting edge young Aboriginal talents in North America.

Wesley is a soulful, natural musician and inspiring young man.

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