“A painter paints pictures on canvas but musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ~ Leopold Stokowski
The spirit of music has the power to evoke memories and feelings. Canadian fiddle music is heart music, the very essence of the lives that carried it across the ocean and the ones that made it uniquely Canadian.
I believe that all art should in some way be a reflection of the artist. I grew up in a home that celebrated music. My Scottish grandmother, who lived with us, was an accomplished pianist. Often our home would be filled with beautiful music with her on piano, my father on the fiddle and others who would join them. I chose to portray Canada through my own Scottish and Irish roots and the music that still stirs my soul.
~ Sheila Ballantyne