The art of Old Time Fiddling is deeply rooted in one of Ontario's most entertaining fiddler's, Linsey Beckett.
An award winning fiddle player, Ottawa Valley step dancer and vocalist, Linsey has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, delighting audiences with her vibrant showmanship and contagious smile.
Linsey is a fourth generation fiddle player, crediting her love of performing to years of playing with her family band, The Beckett Family. Along with Linsey's brother, Tyler, the duo have performed at a wide range of events across Canada, in addition to competing nationally at many fiddle competitions. The pair are two time Canadian Duet Fiddle Champions and three time Ontario Duet Fiddle Champions.
Linsey began her touring career at the age of 12 with the Don Messer Jubilee tribute show, Memories of an Islanders' Jubilee. During this time, she performed over 200 shows across Canada. Catching the touring bug early, she was thrilled to join Toronto based string production, Bowfire, which toured throughout North America and Mexico, in addition to a few rare opportunities, including a performance at Sean Connery's 80th Birthday celebration in the Bahamas and playing on the runway of New York Fashion Week's Dressed to Kilt. Her freelance career has led to numerous tours of Europe and Scandinavia with CCMA award winning group, South Mountain, and has gone on to support many critically acclaimed artists, including JUNO Award Winners, Charlie Major and Dean Brody. In 2019, Linsey was honoured to be nominated for the Fiddle Player of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
In 2019, Linsey ventured into the musical theatre world, making her debut as the fiddle player in, The Last Ship, where she performed alongside Grammy Award Winner, Sting. She recently surpassed her one year anniversary in the Tony Award winning musical, Come From Away, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. Linsey is looking forward to releasing her first solo album later in 2020.