Emily Yarascavitch is a fiddling and step-dancing sensation that has already made the traditional music world sit up and take note. With her deft musicality, warm smile and infectious energy, Emily displays a poise and comfort on stage and an ease with complex repertoire that is well beyond her years.
The Oshawa Ontario native has been winning fiddle and step-dancing competitions since she was only six years old and, after several years on the competition and live performance circuit, she displays both the exuberance of youth and the skilled chops of a veteran. Her engaging personality and expressive playing draws audiences in and creates an authentic and memorable connection. Emily is a seasoned talent on the Canadian traditional folk music scene and the best is yet to come!
“A very accomplished fiddler and champion step-dancer.”
- Scott Woods
"She delights audiences everywhere and our audience is no exception"
- Rob Hanson, Entertaining the Troops
"A first-class fiddler and step-dancer and a pleasure to hear."
- Nathan Bishop MacDonald, Celtae
"One of the nation's top fiddlers"
- The Oshawa Express
"Emily is one of the finest and most popular fiddle players in the Ontario square dance community. It is always a joy to call to Emily's rhythmic and energetic music and her positive and warm personality shines through, making her a winner wherever she plays"
- Linda Ginou, Shindiggin Square Dancing
"Emily is a gifted, yet humble musician/stepdancer who is always welcome back here in the Upper Ottawa Valley."
-Ray Chapeskie, co-ordinator of Kashub Day Festival entertainment
"Emily's CD, "My Passion" is a valuable addition to my library of music by Canadian Kashub entertainers. It is played often on Radio Kaszëbë and other programs."
- Ray Chapeskie, co-host of Radio Kaszëbë