Emerald Rae

Fiddler & Folksinger

Emerald Rae is an American Fiddler & Folksinger based in Nashville. Hailing from the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Rae began her musical journey deep in the heart of traditional Celtic music. With her 2018 self-titled release, Rae broke the boundaries of fiddle-singing with a wide palate of experimental techniques. Her powerhouse vocals and groovy percussive fiddle have delighted audiences at legacy festivals and 


As a young virtuoso, she became a US National Scottish Fiddle Champion at the age of 18, and spent 20 years performing as a fiddler and stepdancer all over North America. She graduate from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring.

 Her powerhouse vocals with groovy percussive fiddle accompaniment have delighted audiences all over North America. Gracing the stages of legacy folk festivals, Rae has been a regular at New Bedford Folk Festival and Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

Her dedication to traditional music and As the Artist in Residence for the City of Joliette in Quebec, she performed both in French and English a Festival Memoire et Racines in 2021 with Jean-Francois Branchaud of La Bottine Souriante.