U.K. Tour with Chris Ronald

Mike is on Tour in the UK as part of the Chris Ronald Trio. Check out www.chrisronald.com for details.

Kansas City Folk Alliance

As part of the Chris Ronald Trio, Mike will perform with Chris Ronald and John MacArthur Ellis at this year’s Folk Alliance Conference. It takes place February 14-18 in Kansas City, and is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.

2017 BCCMA Award

Mike Won the 2017 “BCCMA Fiddle/Mandolin Player of the Year” Award!

Going on Tour with Deric Ruttan

Mike is currently gearing up to go on tour with Grammy nominated singer songwriter Deric Ruttan!

Recent Recordings

Have you heard One More Girl‘s new “Drunk Heart” single? If so, you may have recognized Mike’s signature mandolin! Mike also contributed to Chad Brownlee‘s Fallin’ Over You, which played on nationwide on Canadian Country Radio.

Judging at Fiddling Contests

Mike judged and performed at both the Central Fraser Valley and Prince George fiddling contests alongside Mark Sullivan and Keith Hill.

During the Prince George competition, Mike’s student Kai Grongberg won the 2014 BC Provincial Fiddle Championships at age 16. Click Here to view a youtube video of Kai’s final set!

Fiddlerama 2013

Take a look as Mike plays an opening tune for Fiddlerama 2013, accompanied by Patti Lamoureux on piano.

To learn more about Fiddlerama, visit their website by clicking here.

Jill Barber & CBC In Concert

Mike recently joined his friends Steve Dawson, Jeremy Holmes, and Liam MacDonald along with the always wonderful Jill Barber for a night of Hank Williams and other Vintage Classics for the CBC In Concert at Studio 1 Vancouver. Click the image below to view the songs!

Mike Sanyshyn with Jill Barber, CBC Toque Sessions 2012

Lastly, some new music to listen for with Mike’s signature fiddle:

  • Ridley Bent

Mike Wins 2 BCCMA Awards!

Mike Sanyshyn wins 2 BCCMA 2012 Awards. Photo: Ken G. StewartLast night at the 36th Annual BCCMA Awards Gala & Industry Soiree, Mike Sanyshyn took home the following two awards:

Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award

Mike Norman All Star Band (Special Instrument)

It was a great night full of amazing performances, and Mike was happy to contribute his time and skills as Music Director for the awards gala.

Tour Dates and New Music

A revised edition of Mike Sanyshyn’s Collection of Original Fiddle Music along and his CD’s are now available for online purchase!

Mike is currently touring with Nashville based artist Deric Ruttan. They are scheduled to perform on the CCMA’s 2012 in Saskatoon live on CBC Television.

Tour Dates Update:
Aug 5 Jason Blaine, Barrie,ON
Sept 1/2 Kenny Hess, Todd Richard, at Harrison HotSprings “Bands on the Beach”

CCMA week:
Sept 6 New Artist Showcase
Sept 7 Cabaret Night with Jason Blaine, Aaron Pritchett and Deric Ruttan
Sept 8 Musician Citations Awards House Band
Sept 9 CCMA Awards Show with Deric Ruttan

On June/12 (with the back up band The Lyin’ B’s and Tianna on bg vocals), Mike had the priviledge of working with Michelle Wright, Russell De Carle and Wendell Ferguson at Merritt Walk of Stars Gala in conjunction with The CCMA Hall Of Fame.

Its a big honor to be asked to judge and teach in Ottawa for the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling August19-26!

New music to listen for that features Mike’s signature fiddle :

  • MDM recording artists Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke
  • Former Canadian Idol finalist Karen Lee Batten
  • 604 Records Jessie Farrell and AJ Woodworth
  • Jim Byrnes
  • Whiskey Jane
  • Kylee Epp