Wesley Hardisty

Wesley Hardisty

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Dene Fiddler

Wesley Hardisty is a fiddler, guitarist, singer and composer whose music blends rock, country, folk, Celtic and Métis sounds. His passionate playing is compelling to watch, his love of music evident. Wesley is from the Dene First Nation in the North West Territories. Largely self taught, he took up the fiddle at age thirteen in Fort Simpson through the outreach work of the Kole Crook Fiddle Association. He attended the prestigious Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts on Saltspring Island BC. Wesley
has come full circle and is now teaching with the Kole Crook Fiddle Association. He loves teaching Aboriginal youth and being a positive role model. Just 20, he has an impressive resume, with hundreds of gigs, festivals and TV performances. Wesleywas featured on the 2010 Breaking New Beats TV show as one of the cutting edge young Aboriginal talents in North America. Wesley always experiments musically and creates emotionally evocative music. Wesley is a soulful, natural musician and inspiring young man.