A native of Newfoundland, Danette Eddy is an accomplished fiddler and a classically trained violinist. With an enviable list of achievements at a young age. she is nationally recognized as one of Canada's finest fiddlers. She represented Newfoundland in the Canadian Grand Masters' Old Tyme Fiddling Championships for five consecutive years, and has shared the Canada Day Celebrations stage on Parliament Hill with 19 of Canada's best fiddlers (including Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, Ned Landry and Graham Townsend). She has performed as a special guest performer with The Irish Descendants, Great Big Sea and Spirit of the West, and delighted audiences in Newfoundland, Canada, the U.S. and Britain with her energetic and charismatic fiddle playing.
Motion Potion is the first album of her own compositions. As a violinist and fiddler, she has drawn on classical and traditional influences to create her own distinctive sound; a blend of her classical training and her Newfoundland heritage. Inspired by Emile Benoit, Rufus Guinchard, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, she brings a new twist to traditional fiddling. The result is a collection of tunes that are mature and confident, emphasizing her individuality as a performer and composer.
1996 Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill, Main Stage, solo performance for an audience of 150,000.
The Royal York Hotel (Newfoundland and Labrador Trade Show).
Command Performances for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne, Nepean Centre Point Theatre, Ottawa.
Five time participant in the Canadian Grand Masters Old Tyme Fiddling Championships, youngest participant since its inception.
Represented Newfoundland at the Canadian Heritage Festival in Winnipeg.
Special Guest Performer on the Northern Ranger entertaining V.I.P. guests of the Newfoundland Government during the 1997 Cabot 500 Celebrations.
Special Guest Performer on board The Matthew in Newfoundland and Bristol, Britain during the 1997 Cabot 500 Celebrations.
SELECTED TELEVISION & RADIO
General Motors advertising campaign featuring Danette and her fiddle playing
Children's Miracle Network Telethon
CBC Television Canada Day Concert, Live on Parliament Hill
Host of Musical Notes, a half hour cable show
CTV National News Feature
CBC Television and Radio Anniversary Special
Newfoundland Tourism Advertising Campaign Video
The Gabereau Show, CBC Radio
The Morning Show, with Peter Gzowski, CBC Radio
The Rockwood Files, CBC Radio
Ear to the Ground, CBC Television Variety Show