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Not only an extraordinary Celtic Fiddler, Deby is also a workshop clinician, conductor, orchestrator, producer and an accomplished dance fiddler.

Deby Benton Grosjean is a Celtic fiddler who combines the precision of classical technique with the freedom of traditional music. Having studied orchestration at University of California Santa Cruz, Deby weaves her fiddle skills throughout varied ensemble settings.

Besides her well-received debut CD Beyond the Shore she has appeared on many other recordings including Celtic Requiem (Windham Hill), Green Woods (Real Music), Celtic Tidings (North Star), The Priest and the Acrobat (Orbital Arts), Celtic Echoes (Harper Grove), The Offering (Wild Dove), and Gourd Music’s Celtic Sessions, The Crooked Road and Music on the Mountain. She joins Gourd label recording artists on two film scores, A Midwife’s Tale (Laurie Kahn-Leavitt) and Not for Ourselves Alone (Ken Burns) viewed on PBS. Deby co-produced music for an ecological documentary recently viewed in Boston, Fishing for the Future (Compass Light, Inc.)…. READ MORE >

O’er the Moor Among
the Heather

Fiddling around the musical landscape of Scotland, Ireland and Beyond. Available at CD Baby.

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Healing Well

A refreshing tonic of soothing, Celtic instrumentals and reflective airs. Available at CD Baby.

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Beyond the Shore

Inspired by the sea, like converging currents, ancient and modern Celtic oceanic lore merge.

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Catharsis
A fiery reel often played in country dance. This track is from O’er the Moor CD.

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Crabs in the Skillet
A rolling, traditional Irish jig. This track is from Beyond the Shore CD.

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Ye Banks and Braes
An evocative treatment of a well known, slow air. This track is from Healing Well CD.

From Celtic to Classics, Deby has years of experience coaching with patience and heart. Her forte is the artful emphasis on the development of technique. Deby works with a wide range of ages and all abilities. Class sizes may vary. It may be one-on-one private lessons or coaching chamber ensembles and small string bands. Deby is a great clinician for large fiddle workshops and has many years of experience conducting and orchestrating music for string orchestras. She enjoys hosting Scottish music sessions.

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Deby enjoys fiddling for all stage options: an intimate small stage in a folk or jazz club, a large modern university recital hall or an renovated ornate theater. She performs as a soloist or with an ensemble of other professional acoustic instrumentalists. Her fiddling weds well with guitar, piano, cello, Celtic harp, Scottish small pipes, uilleann pipe, penny whistles, percussion, etc. She is equally enjoys playing for house concerts and coffee houses to a large dance hall of 100 Scottish country dancers or Contra dancers.
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Deby’s performance style is flexible and adaptable. She is comfortable doing lead work or playing backup. Hire her for your next film soundtrack or your next recording project. Deby sight reads well and/or can spontaineously create. She has many past collaborative projects. Deby is open to your ideas and is willing to serve the muse, to give you that professional sound that you’re after.

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San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
Gourd Music
Sierra Fiddle Camp
Valley of The Moon
Community Music School


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Deby Benton Grosjean
P.O. Box 1363
Aptos, CA 95001
831-566-0441
Deby.fiddler@gmail.com

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“This expert fiddler and her crew … through their traditional and creative Celtic music will touch your heart and dance your soul. A must to have.”

- Connection Magazine
“Deby Grosjean is the greatest gift any director could ask for, whether you need traditional music or completely original ideas. She also works like a dream with performing artists and other musicians.”

- Stephanie Golino,
playwright/director
“Grosjean’s beautiful tones and virtuosity grace not just her new CD, which she produced, recorded and orchestrated, but all of her performances.”

- David Pacini, Pajoronian Coastings
“The music is beautiful…My first impression on hearing it was, Deby really has control of the instrument. She is a master – she can make it do everything. When I read Deby’s ideas behind the music and the history of the piece I felt I enjoyed the music even more.”

- Lola Brown, Listener
“The opening piece knocked my socks off…I love your tasteful interpretation of Cook in the Galley. It’s good enough to eat! Your waltz, Gray Whales in the Monterey Bay, is goose-bump gorgeous. The whole album is a delight, filled with variety in feeling and timbres.”

- Marty Kendall, Author & Fan

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