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's love of fiddling and performing emerged from years of playing with her family band, The Beckett Family. Along with Linsey's brother, Tyler, the duo have performed at a wide array of events across Canada, in addition to competing nationally at many fiddle competitions, where they are the two time Canadian Duet Fiddle Champions and three time Ontario Duet Champions.
Linsey has been a touring artist from an early age, getting her start with the Don Messer Jubilee tribute show, Memories of an Islanders' Jubilee. As a member of the international string production, Bowfire, Linsey enjoyed performances with the Houston, Colorado and Calgary Symphonies, Sean Connery's 80th Birthday celebration in the Bahamas, and on the runway of New York Fashion Week's Dressed to Kilt. Linsey is currently in high demand as a freelance musician, performer, educator, and session player. Her freelance career has led to numerous tours in Europe and Scandinavia with CCMA award winning group, South Mountain, and has gone on to support many critically acclaimed artists, including JUNO winners, Charlie Major and Dean Brody. As a solo artist, Linsey has been featured performing for the troops at the Canadian Forces Base in Wainwright, Alberta and across the country on the Canadian Pacific Canada 150 Train.
Linsey recently performed in the 2019 production, The Last Ship, alongside Grammy Award Winner, Sting. She is currently in the Tony Award winning musical, Come From Away, performing eight shows a week at the historic Elgin Theatre in Toronto. In addition to a very exciting year, Linsey is honoured to be recognized as a 2019 nominee for the Canadian Country Music Association's Fiddler Player of the Year Award.