Member Profile

Allison Lupton

Vinyl Café Host, Stuart McLean once described Allison as having “…a beautiful, clear singing voice and the ability to tell a story with her flute.”

Her interest in music began in the rural Ontario community of West Zorra Township where she learned to sing harmony in the church choir. She got her start playing folk music with the band Killiecrankie which was regularly featured on CBC Radio’s legendary Max Ferguson Show. Allison has performed at various festivals and venues including Mariposa, Lunenburg, and CBC’s Vinyl Café. In 2008, Allison was honoured with a nomination in the “Traditional Singer of the Year” category by the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Most recently, Allison was named “Musician-In-Residence” at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge, ON.

Allison’s band is composed of a stellar group of musicians, including renowned veteran of the Canadian folk scene Ian Bell , acclaimed bass player Denis Rondeau, Grand North American Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, and CCBA’s Mandolin Player of the Year Andrew Collins. Delighting listeners with their beautiful renditions of traditional and original songs and tunes, the group features exquisite, three-part vocal harmonies and captivating arrangements highlighting flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, mandolin, banjo and acoustic bass.