Troy MacGillivray is an accomplished musician who was born into a rich cultural tradition and has been performing from a very young age across Canada, North America and all over the globe. Troy plays the music of his ancestors who immigrated to Canada from Scotland over 200 years ago. With 6 CDs and numerous ECMA, Music Nova Scotia and Canadian Folk Music awards and nominations to his credit, Troy balances traditional music with his own internationally acclaimed compositions. Troy’s most recent album, Tune Poets, weaves some of his own compositions with those of great composers from the traditional fiddle world. In September 2012, Troy received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizing his contribution and dedication to preserving and promoting arts and culture in Nova Scotia and Canada. He has a roots-centered approach to his fiddle and piano playing that has the power to inspire any audience, who are constantly captivated by his flying fingers and energetic pace and ocassional stepdance too! Troy will be performing with his sisters, fiddler Kendra and dancer/bodhran player Sabra; with Cape Breton fiddler, dancer and piano player Kimberley Fraser; and with Canadian Old Tyme Fiddle legend Calvin Vollrath during this year’s festival.