Rosie MacKenzie has been a professional fiddler and singer for over fifteen years touring, recording and teaching extensively internationally. She first came onto the scene at age 11 as an original member of The Cottars. The group successfully recorded three full-length albums under Rounder Records, toured throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and shared the stage with The Chieftains, Elvis Costello, and Natalie MacMaster. The band earned themselves two East Coast Music Awards, and their televised performance was nominated for a Gemini Award.
Rosie is set to release her newest album this Fall with a launch scheduled in Canada and Ireland. Recorded in Dingle, Ireland with guitarist Matt Griffin, this is a collection of original songs and compositions. She released her first solo album in 2010 titled The MacKenzie Project and continued to work with many well known artists such as John McDermott, Nathan Rogers, and the Tom Fun Orchestra giving sold out performances and appearing at several major North American music festivals.