The Stepping Ambassadors have been performing across North America entertaining their
audiences with four genres of rhythmic, high-voltage traditional fiddle music - Irish, French-Canadian, Celtic, and Ottawa
The Ambassadors electrify the air with the combined melodious sounds of the fiddle, diatonic
accordion, uilleann pipes, whistle, piano, flat top guitar, bodhran and wooden spoons. As an added bonus, four of the musicians,
who are also professional stepdancers, explode on to the stage with the fast-paced, intricate footwork and hypnotic rhythm
of traditional Canadian stepdancing.
Their lively non-stop programs consist of Irish jigs, Celtic hornpipes, French-Canadian
reels, waltz clogs, two-steps, slipjigs and much more. The popular "Lumberjack" dance number includes 16-pound broadaxes,
canthook and crosscut saw being kicked, twirled and driven into tree stumps by two of the dancers while the band plays a medley
of toe-tapping, foot-stomping French-Canadian reels.
The Stepping Ambassadors perform every show with precision, flair and passion. Their music and dancing
comes from their roots and from their hearts.
RECENT PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Carnival of Cultures Festival - Ottawa (twice); National Folk Festival - Bangor, Maine; Festival of
the Maples - Perth, ON (4 times); Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame - Ottawa (twice); Festival du Folklore - Longueil,
Quebec; "The Undiscovered Country" on CMT television hosted by "Leahy"; Lowell Folk Festival - Massachusetts; Gigue en Fete
- Quebec; Almonte Celt Fest - Ontario (3 times); Goderich Celtic Roots Festival - Ontario (twice).
- Diatonic Accordion
- Uilleann Pipes/Whistle
- Wooden Spoons/Stepdancer
- Acoustic Guitar