Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes is a Boston-based bluegrass fiddler originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. She began playing fiddle at the age of three and grew up playing Cape Breton and Irish traditional music, before becoming enamoured with bluegrass music as a teenager. Accepted on a scholarship to attend the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music at age 16, she graduated in 2012 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. Bronwyn is fast gaining recognition for her fiddling across bluegrass and acoustic music circles. She has performed with Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, The Deadly Gentlemen and Tony Trischka, among others. Bronwyn is a founding member of the IBMA Momentum Award-winning Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve, and can be found touring with them all over the planet. In 2014 Bronwyn won first place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS and in 2015 won first place in the Freshgrass Fiddle Contest. Bronwyn has been on staff at Berklee College of Music teaching string lessons at The Five Week Program for several years.

" Bronwyn's fiddle playing is about being present. You can sense the presence of mind, presence of heart, presence of the unmistakable Bronwyn in every note she plays. Her impeccable care in selecting what is to be presented on her fiddle translates to a preternatural tone quality that draws our ear and says "Here is a musician with something to say… it's Bronwyn… wow! " - Darol Anger

" While on the escalator at IBMA a couple of years ago, I heard this incredibly intense, exciting, fiddle soaring over the band playing up on the next floor . I wanted to run up the stairs but there were others in front, so I had wait. It seemed like it took forever. When I got to the top, I followed the music around the corner, where I saw a smiling Bronwyn Keith-Hynes. There have been lots of great musical memories for me at IBMA, but this still stands out for me. " - Ken Irwin, Rounder Records