Kerry Fitzgerald

Musician, Dancer, Teacher

Kerry Fitzgerald is a Canadian fiddler and step dancer, with musical roots in Ottawa Valley and Celtic fiddle traditions. On the competition scene, she is a Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Finalist and Ontario Step Dance Champion.

Kerry is currently pushing the boundaries of Celtic music with her solo project, Fiddle Beatz, where she writes, arranges, and produces electronic arrangements of original fiddle compositions. She was awarded the FACTOR Canada's Artist Development Grant in support of her debut, all original, Fiddle Beatz album. Her follow-up album, Bitz&Beatz earned her a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) nomination for "Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year". She also writes and performs with CFMA nominee, Shreem Celtic Remixing, with performances at the renowned Milwaukee Irish Fest, and Toronto’s Celtic Island Festival.

Kerry tours internationally with her sibling band, The Fitzgeralds, with recent tours spanning North America, Ireland, UK, and Germany. Highlight performances include Milwaukee Irish Fest (US), Shrewsbury Folk Fest (UK), Mariposa Folk Fest (CA), Stan Rogers Folk Fest (CA), and Irish Folk Fest (DE). She was a featured choreographer and dancer in the group’s viral dance video with over 7 million views via Ireland’s The band has 3 albums to their name, with nominations for the Ontario Folk Music Awards “ACTRA Recording Artist of the Year” and the CFMA “Instrumental Group of the Year”.

Kerry has toured with notable artists including Canada’s Natalie MacMaster, Leahy, The Stepcrew, Ireland’s Nathan Carter, and New York’s Cherish The Ladies. Most recently, she traveled from England to Singapore as a headlining folk artist aboard Cunard's luxury World Voyage. 

In addition to performing, Kerry teaches music workshops, private lessons, and music camps including: Leahy Music Camp, AlgomaTrad, and Orangeville Fiddle Camp. On the Canadian competition scene, she is a reputable fiddle and step dance judge. She was awarded a full academic scholarship (Board of Trustees Continuing Scholarship) at Western University, and completed an Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Kinesiology in her “spare time”.

Kerry plays a Raymond Schryer Violin and Kaplan/Zyex strings by D'Addario.