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Miranda Mulholland

  • Miranda Mulholland
  • Miranda Mulholland

Classically trained on violin and in voice, Miranda is a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles . Currently she is a member of Harrow Fair, a duo with Andrew Penner of Sunparlour Players. Her most recent release is a solo album, By Appointment or Chance, recorded in Twyford, England with an international band which has received critical acclaim. Her debut full length solo album, Whipping Boy, was released in May 2014 and became the flagship of her own record label Roaring Girl Records which has a reputation as a home for diverse and excellent artists. She is the founder of a music festival in historic Gravenhurst, Ontario called Muskoka Music Festival (formerly Sawdust City Music Festival), which is now heading into its fourth year, 2020.

Dubbed the “Sweet secret weapon of Canadian Roots Music” by Brad Wheeler at the Globe and Mail, she makes select appearances in the violin show, 'Bowfire' and her fiddle trio, Belle Starr as well as with Stephen Kellogg and the South West North East Band. She has also sung and played fiddle with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Calexico, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Alan Doyle, Raine Maida, Dan Mangan, The Rattlesnake Choir, and recorded with the likes of Justin Rutledge, Donovan Woods, Sarah Slean, Cowboy Junkies and N.Q. Arbuckle to name a few. In addition to varied studio work, she has toured extensively in Europe and North America with Great Lake Swimmers and the celtic rock bands The Mahones and The Peelers, The Paperboys, The Glengarry Bhoys and the alt-country band Luther Wright and the Wrongs. 


Miranda has played or sung on over 70 records as well as on film and TV show scores such as “Maudie” and “Republic of Doyle”.

Not limited to band performances, Miranda has appeared in various theatre productions including the Dora winning productions of 'Parfumerie' and New York Time’s Critics’ Pick 'Spoon River' with Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto in NYC.

Over the past three years, Miranda has emerged as one of the World's foremost Artist Advocates speaking at the WTO, WIPO, a USMCA negotiating round in Washington, CMW, MIDEM and was the first creator to take the podium at the Economic Club of Canada. 

She was recently presented with the Global IP Champion award from the US Chamber of Commerce and was Runner up to Margaret Atwood for 2019’s Artist of the Year in the Globe and Mail. 

She studied Opera Performance at The University of Western Ontario and McGill University

Miranda sits on the Board of Governors, Massey/Roy Thomson Halls and is Chair of The Music Canada Advisory Council.

Miranda plays Thomastik-Infeld strings exclusively.

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