Mark Sullivan
Canadian Fiddler

3x Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion
3x Canadian Open Fiddle Champion

- British Columbia, Canada - 

Mark Sullivan, a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, is celebrated as one of the finest fiddlers in Canada. Originating from Bowmanville, Ontario, Mark grew up steeped in the old-time fiddle traditions of Don Messer and Graham Townsend.  He has garnered numerous titles in the Canadian contest scene, swiftly rising to prominence. His expertise makes him a highly sought-after instructor, performer, and collaborator with leading traditional music acts. Irish fiddler and Grammy winner Liz Carroll has described him as "a force in the world." In 2022, Mark released "Promenade Home," his second album of original fiddle tunes, which pays tribute to his early years playing at country dances with local musicians. Roots Music Canada has acclaimed his music as destined to become "beloved standards at fiddle sessions, not just here in Canada, but wherever great fiddle music is appreciated."  As the current President of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association, Mark works with a dedicated board to preserve and promote Canadian fiddling. He now lives in British Columbia, continuing his influential role in the music community.

"But best of all, I enjoy when we sit back and just play tunes.”  - Donnell Leahy, virtuoso fiddler and performer

Vollrath & Sullivan

"Together they capture the spark and soul of the Canadian fiddle tradition." - Folkworld.  Featuring Calvin Vollrath & Mark Sullivan

Check out this new Canadian Fiddle show called, "Vollrath & Sullivan!"  It's a fresh, upbeat collection of Canadian fiddle tunes - both new and old.  The show gives a nod to tradition alongside arrangements of Canadian-inspired tunes.  We're looking forward to bringing our show to a few communities over the next year.  Here's a little taste of the tunes, joined by the fabulous Jeremy Rusu!  Enjoy the music, everyone!   Featuring Calvin Vollrath & Mark Sullivan.  Contact today for bookings!

*Latest Release*
Promenade Home

Promenade Home is a lovely collection of Mark Sullivan’s original Canadian fiddle tunes, many of which sound like they will become beloved standards at fiddle sessions, not just here in Canada, but wherever great fiddle music is appreciated.“ - Roots Music Canada 

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