|Sandy MacIntyre (Cape Breton fiddle) is one of today's most prominent player and teacher of Cape Breton fiddling; he has also composed well over a hundred tunes, many of which have become classics of the Cape Breton style.
He grew up in Inverness, Cape Breton, NS; his mother Cassie was a well-known fiddler in her own right, while his father Ronald was a well-known singer of Gaelic songs.
Nowadays, Sandy performs and conducts workshops throughout the US, Canada, and abroad. He is a frequent staff member at the American Festival of Fiddle Tunes (Port Townsend, Washington), and at the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp (Estes Park, Colorado). For the past twenty years he has been an instructor of the fiddle programme at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and he has performed for the last several years at Cape Breton's famed Celtic Colours Festival. His most recent CD is "Steeped in Tradition."