Patti Kusturok -

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Fiddle

North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame member Patti Kusturok's old time fiddle style is characterized by a pulsating, rhythmical lilt that is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

Often referred to as one the smoothest fiddle players in North America, Patti is known for her effortless delivery of some of the best traditional Canadian fiddle music of all time.

A recording artist, Patti is in high demand for performances, teaching, recording, and judging fiddle contests across the continent.  

Gordon Stobbe -

Seaforth, Nova Scotia - Fiddle

Gordon is likely the most highly sought after instructor and performer on the Canadian fiddle circuit these days. Never one to let the dust settle, Gordon keeps busy with a host of projects across Canada. His "Fiddle History of Canada" production is being workshopped and presented in several provinces, he continues to compose and tour, and has released 5 Twin Fiddle CDs with some of the tunes he has composed with fellow musician and travel buddy JJ Guy. There is no room here to list all the accomplishments of this Canadian treasure, so check his website. But above all, Gordon is an inspiration to anyone who sees him perform, or teach, or call a square dance! 

J.J. Guy -

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Fiddle

A beloved regular at Shivering Strings, it was no accident that JJ Guy took home the "People's Choice Award" at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in Saskatoon in August 2013! JJ is a beloved performer and instructor who has touched the hearts of thousands of fiddlers at fiddle camps across Canada. From B.C. to the NWT to the east coast, JJ is kept hopping, teaching and performing along the way. He has several recordings under his belt so check out his website! During COVID, JJ kept busy doing a very popular weekly Facebook Live jam and other online work. To join the weekly jam, search for "Jamming With JJ" on Facebook.

Troy MacGillivray

Lanark, Nova Scotia - Master Class

Troy MacGillivray is a tradition keeper of his family's long history of fiddle music from his home of Antigonish and also of the Cape Breton style of fiddling. He is much in demand across the eastern seaboard and across the pond too! He keeps busy on the festival circuit as well as instructing at fiddle camps across North American in the British Isles. He has been recognized for his prodigious talent with many awards throughout his career. Troy is no stranger to Shivering Strings Winnipeg and we are delighted he is coming back!

Daniel Koulack 

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Accompaniment

Daniel Koulack is an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist who is a wonderful addition to any workshop or camp that he attends.  His caring personality and patience brings out the best in his students.  While his main instruments are banjo and stand-up bass, Daniel has a great, solid, back-up guitar style that is highly desirable in Canada's fiddle scene.