Congratulations to Fleur Mainville who's album “My Rare One” was nominated for the 2010 MNS Traditional/Roots Artist/Group Recording of the Year. Fleur's catalogue will be available on this site shortly.
Her boldness to mix driving mainstream beats with traditional fiddle licks has created an audaciously intriguing and alluring album. Whether it is her haunting bluegrass folk vocals or her catchy re-inventions of melodies, Fleur Mainville joyously rewrites the book on what fiddle music can be.
If the sound of the fiddle stirs the blood and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, you’ll find it hard to stay in your seat when fiddling sensation Fleur Mainville takes the stage. Mainville’s infectious music blend of electrifying traditional celtic folk and rock is engaging and best of all, appeals to fans of all ages.
Mainville was nominated for the Rock Star Award in 2008, and 2009 & 2010, the Pictou County Ambassador Award by the Pictou County Tourist Association. She was also a featured performer in showcases and the finale performance of the 2008 Nova Scotia Music Week Gala Awards Show with George Canyon and Dave Gunning.
Mainville’s original tunes are now being used by HBO and by other fiddlers from all over. Whole On It, from the new album My Rare One is featured on the summer 2010 release of Atlantic Standards Kitchen Party Compilation CD, distributed by Warner Music.
Mainville adds her own theme to the traditional jigs, reels and songs. With 4 CD recordings under her belt, she shows no signs of slowing down and is one of the most influential fiddlers on the east coast.
Fleur Mainville: lead vocals, acoustic/electric fiddle, tin whistle
Ashley George: electric guitar
Dan Baird: bass
Dale Wilson: drums