Kolten MacDonell is a fiddler, step dancer, and piano player from Glencoe, Cape Breton. He began playing music at a young age, influenced by many local teachers, including Stephanie Wills, Brenda Stubbert and Jerry Holland. Kolten has played for ceilidhs and dances throughout Cape Breton, and is also in demand as a teacher. He has taught piano accompaniment and step dancing workshops for several years at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music, and Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School. In addition to playing music, Kolten completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from St. Francis Xavier University. In 2011, he received the National Health Innovation Award from the Health Council of Canada.