Fiona Balestrieri is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and percussive step dancer grounded in the traditional musics of Ireland, England, and Appalachia.  Growing into music in the vibrant Irish, old-time, and folk music scenes of the Virginia foothills, Fiona has been an avid teacher, learner, and performer of the traditional music that surrounds her.

With family on both sides of the Atlantic, she has deepened her connection to these musics through frequent visits to England and Ireland.  This trans-Atlantic connection informs every aspect of her musicianship as she explores the contrasts and common threads of step dancing, flute, and fiddle traditions from Ozark mountains to the Liverpool docks.