Canadian fiddle player/violinist Frank Leahy is absolutely original.
Growing up in rural Ontario, Frank Leahy was influenced early on by the legendary Canadian fiddler Don Messer whose music was broadcasted and received by every Canadian home through a popular CBC TV show that followed Hockey Night in Canada. Leahy also had classical training growing up, and received a formal musical education. He studied violin at the Royal Conservatory of Music, receiving the coveted Gold medal for top marks in the country. His studies continued at Wilfred Laurier University and he eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree there in Music Performance. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a minor degree in Philosophy.
Frank Leahy won first prize at the 1984 Canadian National Fiddling Championships, the youngest ever to be awarded the honor.
Leahy has performed around the world as a soloist in more than 2000 Symphonic Pops concerts, Theatres and Music Theatre runs. His original hit shows include Bending The Bows, Road to Carnegie Hall with Eduard Minevich, An Unlike Affair with Janice Martin and A Fidddle Player’s Take on the Symphony Orchestra with Tom Szczesniak.