Bio

Kyle Burghout

Canadian Fiddler & Composer

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. 

 

Performance Highlights

2018 

  • National Arts Centre,  Ottawa, ON (with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy) 
  • Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ON (with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy) 
  • Merrickville United Arts Centre, Merrickville, ON (with Tyson Chen) 
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON (with Tyson Chen) 
  • Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival, Chelsea, QC (with Jane Cory & Tyson Chen) 
  • CityFolk Marvest, Ottawa, ON (with Tyson Chen) 
  • Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, Ottawa, ON 
  • All-Ireland Fiddle Competition, Drogheda, Ireland 
  • Canadian Open Fiddle Championship, Shelburne, ON 
  • Ontario Open Fiddle & Step Dance Competition, Bobcaygeon, ON 
  • Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC (with Fiddleheads Musical Theatre) 
  • Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Competition, Parsippany, NJ, USA 
  • Brigid's Well, Ottawa, ON (with Tyson Chen) 
  • LIVE! on Elgin, Ottawa, ON (with Tyson Chen) 

Previous 

  • Music @ Mill Road, Chelsea, QC (with Denis Lanctôt, Tyson Chen, James Stephens, & Jane Cory) 
  • Almonte Celtfest, Almonte, ON (with Branches of Silver) 
  • John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Saskatoon, SK 
  • Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, Morinville, AB & Valleyfield, QC 
  • National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON (with Ottawa Symphony Orchestra) 
  • St. Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe, Ireland (with Martin Hayes & Clare Memory Orchestra) 
  • Parry Sound Fiddle Fest, Parry Sound, ON (with Emily Yarascavitch) 
  • Italy Tour (with Ottawa Youth Orchestra) 
  • Austria & Hungary Tour (with Canterbury String Ensemble)

 

Media

Kyle's Solo Album

The Prism Within

Kyle Burghout

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I believe a great musician is someone who is able to take a tune and expose its inner beauty to the listener in the same way a prism reveals the full spectrum of colours found inside white light.

While recording this album, my goal was to find this musical prism within, to help show you the essential beauty of these tunes.

released September 23, 2017

Kyle Burghout, fiddle (all tracks) Denis Lanctôt, piano (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6) Tyson Chen, piano (tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 10) James Stephens, guitar (tracks 1, 6, 9) & octave mandolin (track 6) Joe Phillips, double bass (tracks 2, 5, 10) Jane Cory, fiddle (track 10)

All tracks (except track 8) recorded at Stove Studios (Chelsea, QC) Track 8 recorded at Mill Rd. Community Space (Chelsea, QC)

Produced by Kyle Burghout Engineered & Mixed by James Stephens Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova Photos by Patrycja Maksalon Graphic Design by Anneka Burghout

Special thanks to Mom and Dad for being my biggest fans and always supporting me and my music.

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Contact

 For all bookings and more info, contact Kyle Burghout at info@kyleburghout.com