Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh Cardinal is totally friggin’ metal. Her songwriting is both honest and sublime; it hits me in the head AND the heart. And just wait till she starts to sing. You’ll wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat, jonesing to hear that voice just one more time. Oh yeah, and she’s kind and hilarious to boot... Gross. ”

— David Landreth (The Bros. Landreth)


Celeigh Cardinal is a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta. Her contralto voice harkens back to earlier days of blues and the golden era of jazz while her heartfelt, biographical inspired songs blends soul and emotion in her performances. Celeigh released her first full-length album Everything and Nothing at All in 2017 featuring the breakout track There Ain’t No Way. The album earned Celeigh Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and a nomination for Best Pop Album at the CBC Indigenous Music Awards. She racked up eight nominations winning Female Artist of the Year and Indigenous Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards. She received a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation in Winnipeg and participated in the (Re)Claim program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Celeigh has performed across Canada, the United States, and internationally, including the Live at Heart Showcase in Orebro, Sweden.She is the first Indigenous radio personality on Alberta’s own CKUA, and she’s the first Indigenous member of Edmonton’s Arts Column, the In Crowd. Celeigh Cardinal resides in Edmonton, Alberta and performs with her trio and band. 

Previous events

Celeigh is quickly becoming one of the great Canadian voices that make up the fabric of the Canadian roots music scene.”

— Doug Cox, Vancouver Island Music Festival

Performances Highlights

Folk Alliance – Montreal, QC – Feb 2019

Cold Snap Festival – Prince George, BC, Jan 2019

Showcase Artist - Breakout West - Kelowna, BC Oct 2019

Showcase Artist - Live at Heart - Orebro, Sweden Sept 2018

ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art - Wells, BC Aug 2018

Mission Folk Festival - Mission, BC July 2018

Interstellar Rodeo - Edmonton, AB July 2018 

Vancouver Island MusicFest - Comox, BC July 2018

sākihiwē festival - Winnipeg, MB June 2018

Beaumont Roots & Blues Festival - Beaumont, AB June 2018 

Live at Heart - Orebro, Sweden 2017                                                     

Bear Creek Folk Fest  - GP, AB 2017                                                   

Adäka Cultural Festival - Whitehorse, YK 2017

Great Northern Arts Fest - Inuvik, NWT 2017                                    

Showcase Artist - Folk Alliance Kansas City, MS 2017


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