April Verch

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April Verch
Born Rankin, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s) Fiddler, step dancer
Instruments Fiddle
Years active 1992-present
Website www.aprilverch.com

April Verch is a Canadian fiddler and step dancer raised in the community of Rankin, Ontario, located approximately 15 km southwest from Pembroke, Ontario. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston before embarking on her professional career. While she is best known for playing traditional Ottawa Valley style fiddle tunes, Verch's repertoire branches into many other fiddle styles. She has appeared as performer and teacher at Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camps.



  • The Newpart (2015)
  • Ottawa Valley Stepdancing With April Verch (2014)
  • Bright Like Gold (2013)
  • That's How We Run (2011)
  • Steal the Blue (2008)
  • Take Me Back (2006)
  • From Where I Stand (2003)
  • Verchuosity (2001)
  • Fiddleicious (1998)
  • Fiddle Talk (1995)
  • Springtime Fiddle (1992)


  • 1997 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion
  • 1998 Canadian Open Fiddle Champion.
  • 2010 Performer at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[1]


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