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Famous Female Fiddlers

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List of famous female fiddlers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female fiddlers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being fiddlers. There are thousand of females working as fiddlers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic fiddlers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a fiddler then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes April Verch, Carrie Rodriguez and more.

While this isn't a list of all female fiddlers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female fiddlers?" and "Who are the best female fiddlers?"

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    Bridget Regan
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    Bridget Regan is an American actress and producer known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker and Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist
    • Credits: Beauty & the Beast, Sex and the City, Legend of the Seeker, The Best and the Brightest
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    Vanessa-Mae, is a British violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006. She competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand in alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but months later was banned from ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Profession: Record producer, Alpine skier, Musician, Fiddler, Athlete, + more
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    Martie Maguire is an American musician who is a founding member of the female alternative country band, Dixie Chicks. She won awards in national fiddle championships while still a teenager. Maguire is accomplished on several other instruments, including the mandolin, viola, double bass and guitar. She ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Fiddler, + more
    • Credits: An Evening with the Dixie Chicks
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    Sharon Helga Corr is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea. She plays the violin, piano and guitar, and sings backing ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer, TV Personality, + more
    • Credits: Corrs: Live at The Royal Albert Hall
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    Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, + more
    • Credits: Eight Crazy Nights, Annabelle's Wish, Down from the Mountain, Alison Krauss & Union Station: Live, Paul Simon and Friends, + more
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    Eileen Ivers
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    Eileen Ivers is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents and grew up in the Bronx. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fiddler, Violinist
    • Credits: Absolutely Irish
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    Natalie MacMaster
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    Natalie MacMaster, CM is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada who plays Cape Breton fiddle music. MacMaster has toured with the Chieftains, Faith Hill, Carlos Santana and Alison Krauss, and has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma. She has appeared at the ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Profession: Musician, Fiddler, Violinist
    • Credits: Celtic Tides: A Musical Odyssey, Natalie MacMaster & Friends, 1999 Juno Awards
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    Tracy Bonham
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    Tracy Bonham is an American alternative rock musician best known for her 1996 single "Mother Mother". Raised in Eugene, Oregon, Bonham is a classically trained violinist and pianist. She received two Grammy nominations in 1997 for Best Alternative Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She also ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Pianist, Fiddler, Singer, Violinist
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    Carla Kihlstedt is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod. She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots, Causing a Tiger and Rabbit ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Violinist
    • Credits: The Right Distance
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    Aubrey Haynie is an American bluegrass musician who plays the fiddle and mandolin. In his career, he has recorded three studio albums for the Sugar Hill Records label, all three of which contained mostly songs that he wrote himself. He also holds several credits as a session fiddler and mandolinist.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Fiddler
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    Amanda Shaw
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    Amanda Amaya Shaw is an American cajun fiddler, singer, and actress from Covington, Louisiana.more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts
    • Profession: Child Actor, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer
    • Credits: Hurricane on the Bayou
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    Carrie Luz Rodriguez is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Texan singer-songwriter David Rodriguez and well-known Texas painter Katy Nail, and is the granddaughter of prolific Texas essayist Frances Nail. She sings and plays the fiddle, mandobird and tenor guitar. Her touring band ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer
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    Eliza Carthy MBE is an English folk musician known for both singing and playing fiddle. She is the daughter of English folk musicians singer/guitarist Martin Carthy and singer Norma Waterson.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer
    • Credits: In Search of the English Folk Song
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    Laurie Lewis
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    Laurie Lewis, is an American bluegrass musician.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Fiddler, Singer, Violinist
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    Hanneke Cassel
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    Hanneke Cassel is an American folk violinist. She was raised in Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music in 2000. Hanneke is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and she performed and taught across the U.S., Scotland, Sweden, China, New ...more

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    • Birthplace: Oregon, United States of America
    • Profession: Fiddler, Violinist, Teacher
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    Petra Haden is an American violinist and singer. She is or has been a member of several bands, including That Dog, Tito & Tarantula, and The Decemberists; has contributed to recordings by The Twilight Singers, Beck, Mike Watt, Luscious Jackson, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fiddler, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: David Goldberg
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    Gundula Krause, born 7 July 1966 in Göttingen, is a German folk violinist. She lives in Mainz, Roetgen nearby Aachen and East-Clare.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany
    • Profession: Fiddler, Violinist
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    April Verch
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    April Verch' is a Canadian fiddler and step dancer born and raised in the community of Rankin, Ontario, located approximately 15 km southwest from Pembroke, Ontario. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston before embarking on her professional career. While she is best known for playing ...more

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    • Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
    • Profession: Fiddler, Singer, Violinist
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    Sara Ullrika Watkins is an American singer-songwriter and fiddler. Watkins debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. In addition to singing and fiddling, Watkins also plays the ukulele and the ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Vista, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Fiddler, Singer
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    Jenny Wilhelms is a Finnish musician. She studied classical and folk music in many Nordic countries. She has been the lead singer of the innovative folk band Gjallarhorn from 1994. More recently, according to her bio for her appearance at the 2011 Tampere vocal music festival, she "specialises in vocal ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Profession: Fiddler, Singer, Violinist
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