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Northern Scene Series: Wesley Hardisty

May 15th, 2020
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Wesley Hardisty is a fiddler and composer whose music blends rock, country, folk, Celtic and Métis sounds. His passionate playing is compelling to watch, his love of music evident.

Wesley is from the Dene First Nation in the North West Territories. Largely self taught, he took up the fiddle at age thirteen in Fort Simpson through the outreach work of the Kole Crook Fiddle Association. He attended the prestigious Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts on Saltspring Island BC.

His debut CD 12:12 won the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Fiddle CD. Just 25, he has an impressive resume with hundreds of gigs, festivals and TV performances. Wesley creates emotionally evocative music and is a soulful musician and inspiring young man.