Ryan D’Aoust is an indigenous left handed fiddler from Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. He learned to play fiddle through the frontier school division fiddling program which was relatively new back then. Now the program thrives with roughly 2500 kids in Northern Manitoba playing fiddle along with Ryan as one of the instructors who just completed his 11th year.
Ryan has been very fortunate to achieve 1st place in many fiddling competitions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. His albums have won awards at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. He’s instructed and attended many fiddle camps throughout the country, played many festivals, played alongside many of his musical heroes, and has been a finalist at the prestigious Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship.
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