Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn was born and raised in Halifax and has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. In 2016 Shannon won "Roots Traditional Album of the Year" and "New Artist Recording of the year" at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and has been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards. She earned her music degree from the renowned Humber College in Toronto and spent two years been touring internationally with Scotland's award-winning Paul McKenna Band throughout Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, Germany and The Netherlands. Shannon has also performed with Cirque Du Soleil and The Chieftains in Canada, and been a featured soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Shannon has performed at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Centre in the United Kingdom Pavilion.

Shannon also performed with the award-winning group "Down with Webster" at Massey Hall and was a featured violinist for the We Day concert in Halifax at the Metro Centre, performing for over 10,000 people. Shannon released a solo album in 2008 entitled "The Irwin Lake Sessions" and  released a second album (recorded in Glasgow) in July 2015 entitled "If All the Young Ladies." This latest album features Shannon primarily as a vocalist as well as a fiddler.

In addition to being a solo artist, Shannon has also been performing with her father, Tony Quinn, for the past 16 years as a Celtic/folk duo. Shannon has recently completed multiple performances playing fiddle for artists such as Lennie Gallant and Joel Plaskett. Shannon is the owner of the Lydian School which provides one-on-one private lessons, Kindermusik classes, and opportunities to play in Celtic bands.