Bio

Jane & Kyle

Canadian fiddle champions Jane Cory and Kyle Burghout have been performing for over a decade, and have played to audiences across Canada, the USA, and Europe.  Each with many accolades to their credit—Jane a Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, and Kyle a North American Irish Fiddle Champion—they join forces to create innovative arrangements filled with lush twin fiddle harmonies. 

Both growing up in areas with rich fiddling traditions—Jane in Manitoba and Kyle in the Ottawa Valley—their shows feature a blend of the traditional tunes they grew up playing and contemporary tunes written by fiddlers from across Canada and beyond, including many compositions of their own. 

Jane & Kyle perform with Cape Breton pianist Tyson Chen and with 5x Canadian Open Step Dance Champion and guitarist Kyle Waymouth. All four musicians are also available to lead workshops in fiddle/piano/guitar/step dance.

Performance Highlights

  • Manitoba Arts Network Stay at Home Festival, Online (March 2021)
  • Folk Alliance International, New Orleans, USA (January 2020) 
  • Manitoba Showcase, Gimli, MB (October 2019) 
  • Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival, Chelsea, QC (October 2019, October 2018) 
  • Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, Abbotsford, BC (August 2019) 
  • John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Saskatoon, SK (August 2019) 
  • RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON (July 2019) 
  • Burdick Center for the Performing Arts, Dunseith, ND, USA (June 2019)
  • The Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB (May 2019) 
  • Burdock, Toronto, ON (May 2019) 
  • LIVE on Elgin, Ottawa, ON (May 2019)

The Band

Jane Cory

Fiddle, Vocals

Jane began classical Suzuki lessons at the age of five, and at the age of seven discovered fiddle music through a Suzuki workshop. She has gone on to explore many styles such as Old Time, Celtic, French Canadian, Métis, Ottawa Valley, Jazz and Bluegrass. She has competed at many prestigious competitions across the country, and has performed at countless festivals, concerts, social events and charities. She has collaborated on several studio albums with artists such as Dan Frechette, Liabilities and Kyle Burghout, and released her first solo album Road Between the Saints in 2014, which was co-produced and engineered by Canadian fiddle legend Calvin Vollrath.
Jane is the 2018 Manitoba Open Fiddle Champion, and that same year, she became the second Manitoban ever to win the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition.

Jane has also become an established teacher around the country, both in the classical and fiddle styles. She has instructed with Frontier Fiddlers, a program through Frontier School Division that allows instruction to hundreds of students from Northern Manitoba communities. She has taught at the Peace Garden's International Music Camp, has been a private and group instructor for Fiddleheads Musical Theatre in Chelsea, Québec, is a group instructor with Suzuki Music Winnipeg, and has taught privately from her own home studio since 2013. 

Jane graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music violin performance degree.

Kyle Burghout

Fiddle, Viola

Having performed across Canada, the USA, Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Hungary, Kyle Burghout has established himself as one of Canada’s best young fiddlers. Kyle and his music have been featured on CBC radio and television, as well as in Irish Music Magazine and The Canadian Fiddler. His many awards include North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Ontario Open Fiddle Champion, and two-time runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship.

Kyle has also been composing music for over a decade, including numerous fiddle tunes as well as larger works for solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles. His tunes have been played across Canada and internationally by Kyle himself, as well as by Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Shane Cook, The Fitzgeralds, The O’Schraves, Alanna Jenish, Jane Cory, and many others. Kyle was named a winner of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition for his compositions. 

When not performing, he is the Co-Director of the Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival in Chelsea, QC, and is also the Youth Coordinator of In Concert for Cambodia, an Ottawa-based fundraising initiative that has raised over $85,000 for children in Cambodia through music concerts.

In September 2017, Kyle released his first solo album, The Prism Within, featuring traditional tunes and many of his own compositions. He has also recorded an EP with trio Branches of Silver in 2015.  

Kyle Waymouth

Guitar, Step Dance

Kyle Waymouth is a multi-instrumentalist and a premier Ottawa-Valley style step dancer. Kyle is a five-time Canadian Open Step Dance Champion, four-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Champion with his group Powerhouse, and a Canadian Open Clogging Champion.

At age three, Kyle started step dancing at his mother’s dance studio, Judy’s School of Dance in Stratford, ON. He has since performed throughout North America and Europe.

Kyle was an on-stage guitar player for the 2016 Stratford Festival production of As YOU Like It. Currently, Kyle teaches music and dance at Judy’s School of Dance and performs with numerous groups including The Fitzgeralds, Shane Cook, and Dan Stacey.

Tyson Chen

Piano

Tyson Chen is a Celtic and jazz pianist based in Ottawa, Ontario. He accompanies award-winning fiddlers with his vibrant Cape Breton piano style and performs soothing jazz renditions from the Great American Songbook.

His musical adventures range from high-energy shows at international festivals, square dances, and cruise ships to intimate musical gatherings at ceilidhs, house concerts, and local community events.

Growing up, he studied classical and popular music in Ottawa. For eight years, he lived and breathed Celtic music in the heart of Cape Breton where he became a popular piano accompanist among fiddlers. He returned to Ottawa and received a music degree from Carleton University focusing on Celtic and jazz piano.