Jaige Trudel grew up studying classical violin and cello, and discovered traditional fiddle styles in her early teens. She is a full-time professional folk musician, performing at festivals, concert and dance venues, and giving workshops throughout the US, Canada and abroad. She has toured extensively with the band Crowfoot, which she co-founded, and in recent years has maintained a busy touring schedule with her current project, Maivish. She is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and specializes in working with musicians, dancers and artists. Jaige regularly composes music inspired by the traditional influences of her French, Irish and American heritage.