Judge at the Canadian Open Fiddle Championships!
Hi Everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I will be a judge at the 68th Annual Canadian Open Fiddle Championships this August in Shelburne! I am incredibly honoured. I was seven years old when I first competed at the Canadian Open Fiddle Championships; commencing a 14-year run of competing at contests across the country. My brother, Tyler, and I won the Open Duet Class and Novelty Class multiple times, as well as held several individual accolades on our own. Our grandfather, Stan, first competed at The Canadian Open in 1952, and continued gracing the Shelburne stage well into his 70’s.
The Beckett’s in Stayner in May!
The Beckett’s in Concert The Beckett’s are excited to be performing in Stayner, Ontario in support of the Stayner Heritage Society. The show will feature old time fiddling, country music and lots of Ottawa Valley Step Dancing with Meaford’s own Step Dance Champion, Tracy McNally! Tickets can be purchased by calling Myrna: 705-428-2540, by visiting Barb’s Clothes Closet in Stayner or at the door of the Clearview Community Church. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door and $12.00 for children, (12 and under). Hope to see you there! www.beckettfamilymusic.com
Lessons Available in Brantford!
I am so excited to be teaching Fiddle/Violin and Ottawa Valley Step Dancing in the beautiful city of Brantford, Ontario. I have a few lesson spots available and would love the opportunity to work with you, whether you’re a beginner or have been playing/dancing for years! Send me a note through my Lessons Page if interested. Hope to hear from you!
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!
Hi Everyone! The Beckett’s are thrilled to be performing a fundraising concert in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Society this Saturday, April 7th in Owen Sound. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so we’d love if you could join us in celebrating the arrival of Spring and spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease!
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that your 2018 is filled with many exciting opportunities and unforgettable moments! I am extremely grateful for the memories I have made in 2017. The year was filled with career and personal highlights! I had the unforgettable opportunity of entertaining the troops and their families at the Canadian Forces Base in Wainwright, Alberta on Canada Day. This was an incredible honour and a reminder of how grateful I am for our Canadian military and all that they do for our country. In July, I left for a tour in France and Iceland with the
Happy New Year!
Happy 2017! I hope you’re having a fantastic start to 2017! I am truly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in 2016…here’s a short recap! Early in the year, I started a trio with friends Janna Leduc and Jay Riehl. We call ourselves Thorn & Roses. We have enjoyed creating our unique sound over the past year, and even toured Europe in May. The band features three part harmony, fiddle, acoustic guitar and Jay playing bass and drums at the same time! We have many shows booked for 2017, so please check out our website, www.thornandroses.net, and stay connected with us on
Thorn & Roses back from European Tour!
Thorn & Roses is back in Canada after a successful premier European tour! Two great weeks of shows in Germany and The Netherlands, in addition to a couple of days off in Amsterdam. Check out our Facebook page to watch our Thorn & Roses in Amsterdam video, https://www.facebook.com/thornandrosesband/?fref=ts. We are so thankful for all the support we received and truly can’t wait to go back! To see all of our upcoming shows, please visit: http://www.thornandroses.net.
Two European Tours Scheduled in 2016
I am thrilled to be on two separate European tours in 2016! I am very fortunate to be going on my sixth European tour in July-August with multiple award winning group, South Mountain, as well as a ten day tour in May with a new powerhouse trio, Thorn & Roses. Please check back soon to get all the details of these tours!
Now Teaching in Hamilton & Mississauga!
I’m excited to announce that I am teaching private lessons in Hamilton and Mississauga! If you are interested in taking Fiddle lessons or learning how to Ottawa Valley Step Dance, I would love to hear from you! Lessons in Mississauga are offered through Strings Attached Music Shop. Please check out my “Lessons Page.”
Tour Schedule Now Posted!
Be sure to take a look at my schedule! I’d love to see you at my next show!
Happy New Year
Hi Everyone! I thought Iʼd start 2013 off on the right foot with an online presence! This website will enable me to correspond more efficiently with you and give you a better look at who ‘Linsey Beckett’ really is! Visit often, as I will be keeping you in-the-know with events, photos, videos, audio and more! Check out a recent photo shoot I did with the incredibly talented Janet McGlynn of Zero Gravity Design!