Wesley Hardisty

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Wesley Hardisty is a vibrant Fiddle player, composer, and collaborator from the Northwest Territories.



From Fort Simpson, Wesley is a member of the Dene Nation. He has performed nationally and internationally from Seattle to Iqaluit. He’s played on folk festivals, fiddle music festivals, Indigenous-focused performances, including multiple tours of the NWT as a featured performer and supporting artist. He also performed for Canada Scene and Northern Scene in Ottawa, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and has two original albums and multiple commissions.


Wesley has been part of the Kole Crook Fiddle Association as a student, and now as an instructor. He attended the Gulf Island School of Performing Arts and was formally in the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Mentorship Program, being mentored by acclaimed violinist/producer/composer Jesse Zubot. Wesley is sought-after as a collaborator with fiddle players, singer-songwriters, and classical ensembles.


Wesley values community connections and has made it a priority to perform for elders, and to be a mentor in youth mentorship from the training program’s that he went through as a student. Notably he was formally an Artistic Ambassador for the Downie-Wenjack Fund.


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1LG2gRBBZUk8HY1ziGvFqd

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@AWesleyHardisty

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wesleyhardistymusic/

Website: https://wesleyhardistymusic.com/home


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