Hayley Ryerson is an alluring performer, inspired fiddler, and spirited Canadian tunecrafter. Hayley's fiddling style is rooted in Scottish and Cape Breton traditions, and her compositions are a natural extension of these genres. As a tune crafter, Hayley finds inspirations in Canadian landscapes, rich feelings, and her love of fiddle music itself.
Hayley is a trained violinist holding a degree in Violin Performance and her fiddling has received several awards and nominations including a Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle Scholarship (2018).
Let The Fire Die (2018) is Hayley's debut EP release, sharing her visceral playing style and shining light on her whimsical talent as a tune crafter.
Hayley is the performing fiddler in Juno-nominated production DRUM! and performs with ECMA Nominee Shreem x Celtic Remixing. She has performed in Frog In Hand's immersive productions Creature and Off The Wall, and is the fiddler/vocalist & song-writer in Canadian folk-quartet Kitchen Orkestra. In 2018, she performed 100+ dates with Contemporary Scottish trio, Mull River.
Hayley has been immersed in Canadian fiddle culture since a young age. Hayley was born in Alberta, began to fiddle in Ontario, and continued to develop her style on the East Coast. Hayley currently splits her time between Toronto and Halifax. She is primed to create a full-length album of fiddle music.
In addition to her performance career, Hayley is an active fiddle instructor with camps and groups in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories. She has taught with associations such as the Kole Crook Fiddle Association, Toronto Fiddle Collective, and assisted at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp.