Kelli Trottier was born and raised in Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, a place known for its musical tradition and innovation; she discovered her passion for entertaining, learned her craft, and developed her distinctive style while still right at home. Now, Kelli’s talent carries her to stages across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far North, where she amasses fans at every stop along the way. Kelli’s musical odyssey of dance, fiddle, and song began early in life as she studied and mastered the unique and fluid style of step-dance that evolved with the loggers and woodsmen of the historic Ottawa River watershed. The fiddle was a natural extension of the dance and she embraced traditional Celtic, Scottish, and French-Canadian styles. Kelli also has a beautifully clear voice, making her a true triple threat on stage. She previously brought her unparalleled talent and captivating stage presence to the Folk Harbour Festival in 2016.


Friday – 10:00 a.m. St. John’s Parish Hall (90-minute Dance Workshop)
Friday – 2:30 p.m. Wharf Stage (25-minute set)
Friday – 7:00 p.m. Main Stage (25-minute set)
Saturday – 4:00 p.m. Park Stage (50-minute set)
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent (backline Sunday Morning Gospel Concert)
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. Central United Church (90-minute Circle – Fiddling Around with Kelli
Trottier H , Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards, and Mama’s Broke)