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Fiona Quinn has played fiddle professionally for 35 years, and has been writing songs since she was eight.  She has performed and recorded with Golden Bough Beaucoup Chapeaux, and  the Agony Hill String Band.


As a ten-year-old, she began classical training as a violinist, but was more drawn to old-time, folk, country, and Celtic styles because, as she put it, "that music tells stories and the musicians tap their feet when they play, and no one yells at them to stop!"


She's been influenced by Beth Neilsen Chapman, Nanci Griffith, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Rhiannon Giddens, Gillian Welch, Dolly Parton, Laura Nyro, the Chieftans, the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, James Taylor, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen, and Johann Strauss Jr., to name a few.

To date, four of Fiona’s songs have been chosen by Bree Nobel for her Women of Substance Music Podcast - click on direct links below to listen to each episode:

Recipe Card: Episode 1072 March 27 2020

Light Years: Episode 1144 Sept. 9, 2020

Emmylou: A Love Song: Episode 1252 June 11, 2021

Morning Prayer: Episode 1285 Oct. 1, 2021

Recipe Card was also selected by Beth Nielsen Chapman for her upcoming SongSchool Podcast.


Fiona emphasizes that first and foremost, she’s a songwriter.  She plays well with others, loves collaboration, and would like to see her songs shepherded into the world by a true vocal artist.


Portrait by Deb Hayner

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