" Stepping Ambassadors
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 Valley.
The Ambassadors electrify the air with the combined melodious sounds of the fiddle, diatonic accordion,
uilleann pipes, whistle, piano, acoustic 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, ON
> National Folk Festival - Bangor, Maine
> Festival of the Maples - Perth, ON
> Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame - Ottawa, ON
> 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
> Goderich Celtic Roots Festival - Ontario
Address: 69 Frank Street,
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2Z9
Terrilynn Mahusky - Fiddle/Stepdance
Gaston Nolet -
Jeremy Keddy - Uilleann
Martine Billette - Keyboard/Stepdancer
Don McCurdy - Wooden Spoons/Stepdancer
Paul Hawtin - Acoustic