Rachel Davis

Fiddle

Strongly influenced by the playing of her grandfather, Clarence Long, Baddeck native Rachel Davis has been a student of the fiddle since she was twelve. She fondly recalls sitting in a corner of her grandfather’s barber shop, squeaking away at tunes under his careful guidance. Those first efforts lead to more teachers (including Karen Beaton, Kyle MacNeil and Stan Chapman) and great progress, as she has developed into a dynamic player with great timing and a great lift to her music. As well as keeping busy with solo shows, Rachel has also collaborated with many musicians and singers, most often with her partner in crime, Cape Breton singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald. She has also shared the stage with The Cottars, Bruce Guthro, Darren McMullen, Carmel Mikol, and these days with the traditional Cape Breton supergroup Còig, alongside Darren, and Chrissy Crowley. The group has released three albums, the most recent being the JUNO nominated album, Rove.
March Break Youth Session 1