Bronwyn Claire Asha isa multi-instrumental folk artist originally from the West Coast of Canada. Her music breathes new life into the traditional folk ballad genre, and her unique arrangements of traditional songs on fiddle, guitar, harmonium and banjo with loop effects create a sound that feels both elemental and ancient. Her live performances combine storytelling, guided somatic meditation and spoken word for a powerful and engaging listening experience.
Bronwyn began her training at the age of 4 in classical violin, completing Royal Conservatory diplomas while playing rip-roaring fiddle tunes and singing folk ballads since early childhood. She has toured internationally as the fronts-woman of the high-energy Celtic folk group Knacker’s Yard, toured Europe with the acclaimed Scottish singer/songwriter Simon Kempston, and released her debut solo album, "The Maiden's Lament" in December 2022. She has performed sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, featured on BBC Radio Scotland andcurrently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
A journey along the ancient songlines and stories that connect us all, with the Bardesse as your guide...
An Immersive Folk Experience
Weaving together theatre, traditional Celtic folk ballads and storytelling accompanied by fiddle and guitar, Canadian performer and multi-instrumentalist Bronwyn Claire Asha, invites you to begin your day with a delightful and immersive voyage through the history of song and story to discover just how connected we are to each other, to our earth, and to those we came before us. The future has an ancient heart – will you take up the call in remembrance of it?
What Audiences are Saying
“This Bardesse is truly on a mission in her "rovings" - to call up ancient tunes and songs and stories and to spread them where'er she goes, to remind us of our connections to one another and to the earth. A stunning voice and impressive chops on the fiddle. A lovely way to start the day.” (Jane Fremon)
I have just been to see this AGAIN!!! Such a good show I had to come back. If you're looking for a meditative, calming beautiful escape this Fringe Festival then this is the place to come. Bronwyn's captivating heart-warming performance is mesmerizing and the content in this show is the perfect balance of music and story telling. Come to this show for a relaxing, invigorating, soul-nourishing journey perfectly timed at 11am. I am already planning my third ticket for this show....! (Vanessa McAuley)
“Wonderful feel good experience. Beautiful songs from a very talented musician.” (Derek Halden)
“Just an amazing experience. Meditative, spiritual, remarkably musical. Highly recommended. Even the wee dug across from me was mellow.” (Rob)
“Powerful and beautiful. I wish I could listen to the stories of the Bardess again” (Hannah Johnson)