Alyssa Gallant is a Celtic/Traditional fiddle player and music industry professional based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She always had a passion for traditional music and began playing the fiddle as an adult learner in October 2015. She travelled to Ullapool Scotland in the Spring 2019 with Feis Rois Scotland to study with award-winning fiddle player and composer Adam Sutherland and legendary fiddler Aonghas Grant. Alyssa also completed a Music Theory course from the University of Edinburgh, and has fiddle lessons with Rosie MacKenzie, Colin Grant, Wendy MacIsaac, and Anna Wedlock.
Alyssa has a diploma in Music Business from NSCC Ivany campus and a diploma in Journalism from Holland College Charlottetown. She has been working in the music industry since 2012 in many different roles including entertainment reporter, artist manager, publisher, grant writer, marketing coordinator, graphic designer, project manager, and videographer. Alyssa is currently managing guitarist Maxim Cormier.
Alyssa was nominated for Music Nova Scotia’s ‘Manager of the Year’ in 2018 and 2017, ‘Visual Artist of the Year’ in 2017, and ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in 2015.
Alyssa has worked with clients such as The Barra MacNeils, Rosie MacKenzie, Maxim Cormier, The Strathspey Performing Arts Centre, Anna Wedlock, Jordan Musycsyn, Reeny Smith, and MCP Music Inc. She has volunteered with Music Nova Scotia, Universal Music Canada, Dine Alone Records, CAPACOA, Halifax Jazz Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion, East Coast Music Week, and the Atlantic Film Festival.
Alyssa is an Acadian from Prince Edward Island who is now living in Cape Breton. She plays a Clay Carmichael fiddle with an Yvon LeFort bow.