Rosalyn Dennett is a fiddler, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has established herself on the international roots scene through her role as one of the founding members of the highly acclaimed quartet Oh My Darling. With four nominated albums, headlining four international tours, and sold out shows across the country, she has also travelled extensively through Ireland, Appalachia and Louisiana to pursue her love of traditional music. Some of her projects include Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band, Pigeonhawk Stringband & Old Pony (Old Time Appalachian/Bluegrass), Bon Fer (Cajun/Zydeco), and many more. Rosalyn has had the pleasure of performing with Donovan Woods, Fred Penner, David Francey, The Fugitives, Zachary Lucky, Kaia Kater, the Crooked Brothers, Gabriel De Santis, Hannah Shira Naiman, Shawna Caspi, Sarah Jane Scouten any many more great artists and has recorded on over 20 albums as a freelance musician.
As a teacher, Rosalyn has given workshops in fiddle playing at the Maverick Festival (UK), European World of Bluegrass Festival (NL), Winnipeg Folk Festival (MB), Home Routes (YK), Summerfolk (ON), MusiCamp (ON), and Nimblefingers Camp & Festival (BC). She has taught in fiddle programs for the Frontier Fiddlers, Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts Outreach Program, University of Manitoba Prep Studies, Sistema Toronto, and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Manitoba. She has spoken as a panelist and presenter at Folk Alliance International, Folk Music Ontario, Music Ontario Communities Connect, Tune Up Toronto, Indie Week, Jazz FM, POP Montreal, MB Music January Music Meeting, Music PEI Sync Summit, Nova Scotia Music Week, East Coast Music Week, and more.
Rosalyn is the Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario, Canada's largest conference for the Folk, Roots, and Traditional music industry. She serves on the executive board of Folk Alliance International, and has formerly served on the boards of Folk Music Ontario, and AFM Local 1000. She has previously held positions at the Canadian Federation of Musicians, Music Canada, MusicOntario, Canadian Independent Music Association, Canadian Live Music (formerly Music Canada Live), and is the Co-Founder of STUMP MEDIA and Smiths Falls Music.
Sam Baardman Marsh Radio 2022
Gillian Nicola Dried Flowers 2019
Rob McLaren Rob McLaren II 2019
Shawna Caspi Forest Fire 2017
Fred Penner Hear The Music 2017 *Canadian Folk Music Award Winner 2017, JUNO Award Winner 2018
Hannah Shira Naiman Know The Mountain 2016 *Canadian Folk Music Award Winner 2017
Donovan Woods CBC First Play Live 2016
Zachary Lucky Everywhere A Man Can Be 2016 *Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee 2017
Kaia Kater Nine Pin 2016 *Canadian Folk Music Award Winner 2016
Whitebrow Mono Vodou 2015
Ken Whiteley & the Beulah Band Beulah Land 2014
Hannah Shira Naiman Tether My Heart 2014
Evans & Dennett Hellbound for Alabama 2013
The Living Daylight Stringband Make it Shine till the Sun Takes Over 2013
Oh My Darling Venez Danser 2013 *Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Oh My Darling Sweet Nostalgia 2012 *Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Crooked Brothers Lawrence Where's Your Knife? 2011
Dennett & deGroot The Holler 2011
The Dust Poets World At Large 2010
Oh My Darling In The Lonesome Hours 2010 *Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Oh My Darling Oh My Darling EP 2009 *Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
Maiko Watson Sweet Vibration 2009
The Paperbacks Lit From Within 2009
We are excited to be returning for a second year of Music by the Basin at Centennial Park, Smiths Falls. Friday at 2:00pm! Come on down by water and enjoy chill vibes and cold bevvies, with a fantastic lineup of local artists: Rosalyn Dennett & Rob McLaren.