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Quin Etheridge-Pedden, a young emerging musician from the North Island, portrays his music through 11 strings including a 5-string fiddle, guitar and his voice. Quin evokes the spirit of a young, modern John Hartford.

He started taking fiddle lessons at a young age and is now performing all around the province. He also plays guitar and sings, performing a lot of his originals as well as covers. As well as performing as a solo act, Quin is in several groups (Fiddelium, Queue The Music, Kadence and The Neighbours). In each band, he plays different styles of music including Irish, Celtic, folk, rock, bluegrass, and pop. Quin’s knowledge of music of different genres and experience playing in different groups has allowed him to create a solo ‘one-man-band’ using a loop pedal, multiple effects, les pieds, his guitar, and voice.

In 2017 Quin released his first solo CD, Embark. It is an eclectic mix of traditional fiddle and new contemporary. Three of the tunes were composed by Quin.

Following the release of Embark, Quin was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Young Artist of the year category in 2017.

While teaching private fiddle and guitar lessons he also teaches group music classes through Cross Canada Fiddle in Nanaimo. At age 18 Quin is 100% dedicated to perusing his joy of music in as many ways as possible.

Quin is currently working on his second album, Out of the Blue, due to be recorded and released in 2020.