Ian Cameron (musician)

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Ian Cameron is a fiddle player and classically trained violinist based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cameron plays fiddle, five-string electric violin, mandolin, electric guitar, and banjitar. He performs in a variety of genres, including progressing rock, folk and celtic music.

Early life and education

Cameron began playing violin at age five, using the Suzuki method.


Cameron played electric guitar and fiddle/violin with a several bands, including a stint with the Canadian New Wave band Strange Advance. His violin work was featured in the video for the Strange Advance single "We Run" (1985) which charted for Canadian Pop.

During 1988-2008, Cameron was part of the Canadian progressive rock band Faith and Desire, playing electric violin. This band released two albums between 1993 and 1995.

Cameron recorded and performed with Brent Howard and Southern Cherry. In addition to his fiddle work featured on the CDs entitled "Brent Howard" and "Now Where Was I...?", Cameron was cast as the male lead in the story video that accompanied "Always Leaving Something Behind." He toured, at one time, with the Canadian Americana/Folk/Celtic group Tiller's Folly.

In 2000, as music production began to be decentralized through the internet, Cameron started efiddler.com, a web-based resource offering royalty-free violin and fiddle loops and samples in a variety of keys, tempos and genres. This allowed him to forge connections with musicians around the world, and led to his collaboration with Arun Shenoy, who was based in Singapore.

Cameron co-wrote and performs on the title track of Arun Shenoy's "Rumbadoodle" Album, nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Album for the 55th Grammy Awards in 2013.[1][2] He also co-wrote and performs " The Violin Song" on the same album. Leading up to the 2013 Grammy awards, Cameron was interviewed on for a GlobalBC television newscast[3] and for a newspaper article in the Vancouver Sun[4]. Cameron and Shenoy had never met in person before the Grammy Awards ceremony.

Cameron contributes vocals with Ruckus Deluxe, based at the Whistler Blackcomb Resort Area in British Columbia.[5] The duo has a current EP, Ruckus Deluxe, Creating a Disturbance in Whistler. The first track on that EP, "Top of the World," won the 2011 Contest for the Official Anthem for Whistler.


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