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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. Be sure to also check out famous female violinists and hottest female classical musicians. 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 famous female fiddle players like, Bridget Regan, Vanessa-Mae 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?"

  • Alison Krauss
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    Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording for the first time at 14. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader
    • Credits: Twister, Sicario, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Cold Mountain

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  • Eileen Ivers
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    Eileen Ivers (born July 13, 1965) is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents, grew up in the Bronx and attended St. Barnabas High School. 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 America, founded in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College in New York and has done post-graduate work in mathematics.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fiddler, Violinist
    • Credits: Absolutely Irish
  • Natalie MacMaster
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    Natalie MacMaster (born June 13, 1972) is a Canadian fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, 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 Celtic Colours festival in Cape Breton, Celtic Connections in Scotland, and MerleFest in the United States.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Troy, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Profession: Musician, Fiddler, Violinist
    • Credits: Celtic Tides: A Musical Odyssey, Natalie MacMaster & Friends, 1999 Juno Awards
  • Tracy Bonham (born March 16, 1967) 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, and is also a self-taught guitarist. She received two Grammy nominations in 1997 for Best Alternative Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She also appeared with The Blue Man Group on the Complex Rock Tour Live DVD and tour.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Pianist, Fiddler, Singer, Violinist