Cynthia MacLeod

Cynthia MacLeod is one of Prince Edward Island’s finest ambassadors of traditional music, with a distinct style of fiddling that embraces both her local roots and her ancestral connection to the Scottish highlands. Since the beginning of her career as a young teenager, Cynthia has spent more two decades on stages on PEI, across Canada, and around the world. Since Cynthia’s accomplished recording career began in 2002, she has released a
total of four critically acclaimed studio albums and one live CD/DVD package, garnering regional awards and nominations along the way. But live performances are where Cynthia truly shines. Her joyful, charismatic personality is exuded in her playing, and her natural way with audiences of any size turns strangers into instant fans. Between ten consecutive summers of hosting and performing at close to 200 Brackley Beach Ceilidhs, Cynthia has also been on the road and sailing the high seas, delivering traditional Prince Edward Island music to worldwide audiences. Audiences from northern Manitoba to coastal New England, from exotic Havana and Japan, to excursions onboard Norwegian Cruise Line have delighted in her high energy performances. Cynthia is also in high demand as support for other artists, whether it be adding her talents to countless studio and live recordings or as a founding band member for the highly acclaimed stage show by Tara MacLean, “Atlantic Blue”, a celebration of Atlantic Canadian songwriters. With her unique style and boundless energy, Cynthia MacLeod has carved out her place in the Canadian folk music scene and in the hearts of every audience she has entertained.

Upcoming Shows

So the Story Goes…
Saturday June 22, 2024 · 7:30 pm · $35
The Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre,

Summerside is the place to be for sensational step dancing, fiddle and side-busting stories. PEI’s Cynthia MacLeod overflows with energy onstage as one of the island’s…