Fiddlehead Soup

STRAIT AREA: Introducing Fiddlehead Soup, an acoustic trio from Eastern Ontario that will be in Cape Breton on August 13 and 14 performing some shows.

Fiddlehead Soup performs a wide variety of music from different genres and traditions. Currently performing in eight languages, the trio features mother-and-daughter fiddlers Glenna Hunter and Ursa Meyer (also playing viola, cello and piano) as well as veteran folkie and native Scot Doug Hendry on 12 string guitar and cittern.

Fiddlehead Soup is known for its soaring harmonies as well as its surprisingly wide repertoire which spans five centuries, and three continents. Not quite folk, not quite Celtic, not quite world, the beauty of Fiddlehead Soup is to be able to blur the lines between different genres while still making music that is at once toe-tapping and thought provoking.

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Having performed all over central Canada and a tour out to the west coast last year, the trio now turns its focus on the East Coast and will be bringing its unique music to Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.

Local shows include an impromptu performance at the Mabou Farmers’ Market on the morning of Sunday, August 13 followed by a performance at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s on Sunday evening.

For this leg of the trip, Fiddlehead Soup is are delighted to be joined by Ja Sonier on percussion, a native of Port Hawkesbury now living in Ottawa.

Anyone seeking more information on Fiddlehead Soup can visit: or for a taste.