Sarah Hamilton

Welcome to official website of Yukon born, Toronto based, fiddle player and singer Sarah Hamilton.

 

Photo by Lisa MacIntosh Photography

Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Sarah Hamilton was surrounded by oldtime and bluegrass from an early age. She has been playing fiddle since the age of six, and started performing professionally at the age of 14. Spending the majority of her growing years in her father’s recording studio Sarah has developed a base of musical understanding that is well beyond her years.   She has toured nationally and internationally, as a driving force in The Done Gone String Band, and accompanying groups such as Reuben and the Dark, and Spencer Jo and the River Ramble in Calgary, Alberta.

Sarah is now located in Toronto, Ontario where she is singing and playing in up and coming oldtime troupe Pigeonhawk Stringband and local swing orchestra Combo Royale. She also tours in the Annie Lou band. Sarah has just released her first solo recording, a combination of Appalachian oldtime and western swing tunes recorded with Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Recording. Sarah has an at-ease charm when she performs, as though she was meant to hold a fiddle at all times. The strength of song flows freely, and Sarah is a youthful champion of an older time and sound.