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 in this new project 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

  • 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

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, runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, and three-time finalist at the All-Ireland Fiddle Competition.

Often praised for his deep expression and smooth, clean playing, Burghout prides himself with preserving the traditions of Ottawa Valley fiddle music and Irish traditional music. In addition to having dedicated countless hours to studying these traditions, he has also composed many new tunes, and was named a winner of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition for his compositions. His performances feature a blend of traditional and contemporary fiddle music, representing the ever changing and evolving tradition.

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 $70,000 for children in Cambodia through music concerts.

In September 2017, Kyle released his first solo album, The Prism Within, featuring both traditional tunes and many of his own compositions. He has also recorded an EP with trio Branches of Silver in 2015, and will be releasing a new album together with fiddler Jane Cory in Spring 2020. 

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 is a Celtic & Jazz pianist, accompanist, and piano teacher based in Ottawa, Ontario.
 
Tyson currently performs an eclectic mix of musical styles including Celtic, popular, classical, and jazz. He complements his solo and group performances by teaching workshops and private lessons with a focus on Cape Breton piano accompaniment. Audiences, musicians, and students are drawn to his vibrant piano performances, engaging personality, and professionalism.
 
Growing up, he studied classical and popular music in Ottawa. For 8 years he lived and breathed Celtic music in the heart of Cape Breton where he became a popular piano accompanist among fiddlers. He recently returned to Carleton University and received a music degree focusing on Celtic and jazz piano.

His performances range from high-energy stage productions to intimate musical gatherings. He has played for international festivals, musical theatre, and cruise ships as well as square dances, ceilidhs, and many community events.  

Tyson’s passion for music has inspired him to create a fulfilling life of musical adventures!