WinnieChafe

Upcoming shows

Date Saturday October 10th 7:30 PM
Show Kelly's Dream
Venue Boularderie School

Winnie Chafe

Cape Breton

Dr. Winnie Chafe is a highly respected figure within Cape Breton Island's musical culture. The first woman to become International Fiddling Champion, in 1964, Winnie has instructed a generation of pupils in the Scottish violin tradition, performed for royalty and received two honourary doctorates in recognition of her contribution to the legacy of Cape Breton's music. In August 2015, at age 78, Winnie received the Canadian Grand Masters Lifetime Achievement Award. As a constant promoter of musicianship, her stage has provided a showcase for young talent including well-known artists the Barra MacNeils, Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac.