Bronwyn Keith‐Hynes is a Boston-based musician. Classically trained in violin, Bronwyn is a skilled violinist and fiddler. She is one of few fiddlers who plays both Irish and bluegrass music at a professional level. Bronwyn is quickly gaining recognition for her fiddling across bluegrass and acoustic music circles. Her playing, improvising, and writing are informed by her past five years of immersion in the Boston acoustic music scene and time spent studying traditional Irish and Cape Breton music before moving to Boston.
Accepted on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 16 (wow!), Bronwyn graduated in 2013 with a Professional Diploma in Violin Performance. In 2012 she was the recipient of the 2012 String Department Achievement Award and was selected to participate in a semester of directed study with world renowned songwriter Mark Simos. Since graduating, Bronwyn’s focus has been on developing a career as a genre-blending bluegrass and Celtic fiddler!
Bronwyn has performed with Peter Rowan, The Milk Carton Kids, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and Tony Trischka. In 2014, Bronwyn won first place in the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS. That same year Bronwyn also was selected to attend the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah GA, where she was one of sixteen students to participate in a groundbreaking new program of intense study with such notable acoustic musicians as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, and Casey Driessen.
Bronwyn currently performs with Lukas Pool — a two-time national old-time banjo champion — and is featured on his 2014 debut album. Her most recent endeavor is the formation of her own band, Mile Twelve. The group of young musicians plays original and traditional bluegrass music. Mile Twelve plans to record a five-track EP next spring and begin touring the bluegrass festival circuit — be on the lookout!
Check out a sneak peek of Mile Twelve performing “Settle Down Blues”: