Calvin Cairns (piano)

The Piano Player

Calvin has played Namaste Friday morning music as a regular member of the band since 1998. 

Calvin has toured extensively, as a solo musician and with various bands and theatre companies, in Russia, Europe, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA, and from coast to coast to coast across Canada. 

He fiddled his way from Moose Jaw to Moscow with the Canadian folk music institution Stringband, including performances in Belarus, Boston and Baker Lake.
Calvin’s wildly popular band, The Romaniacs was non-stop tongue in cheek polka party that performed their brand of “ethno fusion” at every major folk music festival in Canada.  His latest project, The Celtic Fringe, is an exciting blend of Celtic, Gypsy and Cuban traditions.

His love of music and teaching fiddle takes Calvin to music festivals and fiddling workshops regularly.  He currently lives in Victoria where he performs regularly in a duo with Paul O’Brien at the Irish Times.