BC Spring Tour – March

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by Kelli

Hi,   Thanks for checking in to see what’s up!

I have just finished solidifying my BC schedule.   I have posted the details on the events page so if you are in the area or know someone who might be, please share the details.  I would love to see you.  It’s been three years since I was last out!

I have been extremely busy teaching this season so it cuts into the administrative work that I need to stay on top of.  Thank you for your patience while I find the right balance.

Stay warm and enjoy the bright fluffy snow while we have it.  Spring will be just around the corner!

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you being in touch.   Hope to see you soon, Kelli

Plans for the fall and spring!

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Kelli
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Do you wonder where the time goes?  I can’t believe it is almost November!  I guess with this weather, we have been spoiled with a long fall season.  I love it!

It has been a busy fall with private lessons ramping up and I am looking forward to dates already in the new year.

Check out a few things that have come in already and I am doing a little digging on a mini tour in BC for the spring!

Thank you for checking in.  I do hope to see you somewhere before long.

In the meantime,  Christmas is coming quickly as well so feel free to do a little shopping here.  My Celtic Collection  CD would be the newest “item up for bids”!  I would be happy to sign any CD’s for that special someone!     Enjoy this season before the snow flies!    Kelli

Canada 150 and Fiddle Bill on the Carillon, Peace Tower

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by Kelli

It is late September and I believe this is supposed to be FALL which is my favorite season.  Unfortunately/fortunately depending on how you look at it, it is summer outside, feeling like 40 C right now.  UGH!  I guess I must be a true Canadian because I welcome the cooler temperatures.

Anyhow, blah blah blah…..   What a busy spring and summer it’s been.  My apologies for not staying in touch here on the homesite.  I do try to keep up with my monthly newsletters so if you’d like updates sooner than later, you might want to sign up for that.  It might be time for a secretary!

I had the privilege of writing another new tune to celebrate “Canada 150” this year and it is being enjoyed by many fiddlers already.  I also had the great honour of having both “Canada 150” and “Fiddle Bill” played on the Carillon at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May.  What a thrill that was!  I will try to include a few new photos here on my site now too.  Notice I use the word “Try” which is why I’m not in touch here more….. this is a huge undertaking for tech-deficient fiddler!

I hope that you’ve had a great summer season enjoying friends, family, music and good times.  I am settling into my fall teaching schedule now with several performances thrown in there for good measure as well.  I hope to see you soon!  Thanks for dropping by and for your support.     Kelli

Canada 150 – Two Step (written music)

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by Kelli

Hi Everyone and happy Spring to you!

It always amazes me how quickly spring appears after what seems like such a long wait.

I wanted to share this little tune with you that I wrote for Canada’s 150th birthday!  I hope that you’ll enjoy it and share it with your friends, neighbours and fellow musicians.  It’s fun to play and I sure hope to play it with some of you this year!!!

Thanks for dropping by,  Kelli

The music is in my “Gallery” page of the website but just in case, here it is again:

Fiddle Camps already and prep for Canada’s Fiddling Day!

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 by Kelli

Hello!   I can’t believe it takes me so long to visit my own site!  That’s awful.  Thank you for your patience and for checking in.

I am just back from Shivering Strings in Truro, NS.  It was the 8th annual and it continues to grow!  Great to see so many familiar faces and to meet new folks every year too!

We are starting to get geared up here in Kingston in preparation for National Fiddling Day in May.  I hope you are scoping out the possibilities in your areas as well.

I have written a new tune for Canada’s 150th birthday!  Now I just have to get it from “my head” to “a piece of paper”.  That’s always the harder part.  Stay tuned and I will try to post it somewhere soon!

Stay warm and enjoy our beautiful winter season!  If you can’t, I hope you take a little trip somewhere warmer!    I will try to “stop by” again soon!    he he,     Kelli

Another Year of Reflection

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by Kelli

Well another year has come and gone and once again, I feel so grateful that I had a chance to share music and friendship with so many of you.  I was able to travel many times to the East Coast of Canada and enjoy judging the Grand North American Fiddle Competition in Alberta for the first time!

Another highlight this year was performing at the Isabel Bader Centre here in Kingston as part of the International Violin Festival.  I shared that honour with Ashley MacIsaac, Madori, The Zukerman Trio and many other amazing musicians.

I hope that you have had a chance to enjoy some firsts this year and that you are preparing for a healthy and happy New Year ahead!  I sure hope to see you soon.  Merry Christmas!   Kelli

Online Concert, Dec 10th!

Posted on: December 4th, 2015 by Kelli

Hope you’ll join me on Thursday, Dec 10th for my second online concert!

I will have two of my Mushy Peas with me for a short, intimate show and the best part is,we all get to stay home!   Grab your favourite glass of cheer and your cozy clothes, maybe even have some friends in and join me for a 40 min (or so) show to bring in the Holiday Season!

Go to this link to buy your ticket now!


Be sure to get a confirmation so that you know you signed up correctly!  It’s easy and people are there to help with any technical issues!  Hope to see you then!   Dec 10 – 8 p.m.  EST

OH and if you’re still shopping….. grab one of my Christmas Cd’s,  My Taking Time CD or my new Stepdance DVD!   Best wishes for the Holiday season and for the Year ahead!!!!  Kelli

Step Dance DVD available! Online Concert coming up!

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Kelli

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Just in time for Christmas,  my Instructional Stepdance DVD is now available!  It has been a long time coming and I’m so excited to finally share this work with you!  It is geared toward beginner  and intermediate levels and fun for everyone.  I hope you’ll grab one for yourself and order some for your friends and family!   Drop me a note kelli@kellitrottier.com to order yours today!

I also have an online concert coming up again with two of my Mushy Peas!  We will be performing on Concert Window for their Home for the Holidays online festival.  Please grab your comfy clothes, a glass of wine and cuddle up by the fire to join us in your home on December 10th!  See the details on my events page!

Hope you can join us and I hope you’ll enjoy my DVD release!!!   I sure hope it gets a little colder so that we can start to imagine the Christmas season!  Ho ho ho!

So It’s official….. Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee!

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by Kelli

What an experience it was to be Inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame on Sept 27!  I was very honoured to have been chosen for this but had no idea how moving and exciting the actual Event would be.

Leading up to the Induction evening, I enjoyed the International Plowing Match with my Mushy Peas in Finch, ON.   We had a full house (well a full tent) for both of our shows on the main stage.  The crowd was so warm and inviting and we shared many laughs over the course of the afternoon.  Thank you all for coming out!

The Bereaved Families Gala in Cornwall on the Saturday was another beautiful and moving event. It is a wonderful evening bringing joy and friends together for a great cause.  It was a pleasure to be a part of this event again.

By Sunday afternoon,  arriving at the Centerpoint Theatre in Nepean, ON,  I was feeling a little sluggish.  Once I entered the Theatre though and felt the positive energy from the other artists and everyone involved in the “making” of this event,  I couldn’t help but be rejuvenated!

The Country Music Hall of Fame Event and Inductions were absolutely first class all the way.  Congratulations to everyone involved for putting together a seamless and highly entertaining show!  I was really blown away by the number of people involved and the organization that was necessary to pull off such a captivating event.

Thank you to everyone at Heritage Valley Radio for the huge role you played in this event and for your support in my career.

The level of musicianship on stage was second to none and it was a thrill to be backed by them all for my own performance.  Thank you to Brian Hebert for doing such a great job as band leader.

Bobby Lalonde delivered my Induction speech and did a wonderful job.  I received a beautiful plaque and gorgeous photographed portrait as gifts from the OVCMHOF.  Both incredibly special keepsakes.

Thank you to everyone involved in the evening and to so many of my friends and fans who came out to show their support.  I was blown away by seeing so many of you!

It was a night I will never forget.  Thank you Everyone for this Honour……   and the validation that I chose the right path!

International Plowing Match & Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by Kelli

Look at this!  ME blogging twice in one month!

I just wanted to share my excitement about the weekend ahead.

If you’ve never attended an International Plowing Match, you should really try to check it out in Finch, ON.  I believe things may already be underway there.  I will be performing with three of my Peas on Friday afternoon and would love to see you!

Saturday night, we will be performing at the Annual Gala for Bereaved Families of Cornwall.  It is a magical evening on every level and it is a real honour to be able to be a part of this very important cause.  Do check it out in case you’re still free to join us.

Sunday, I will be in Ottawa preparing for my Induction into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.  There will be presentations and performances but the inductees and other great musicians from the area.  Would love to see you there too!

After that, I will be in touch and keep you updated on the step dance DVD as soon as it is available!

Enjoy this beautiful season!  Kelli