Rosie Newton has played fiddle for as long as she can remember. She grew up immersed in the folk music scene in Woodstock, New York attending concerts and parties with her mother, celtic cellist Abby Newton. For the past six years she has been living in Ithaca, NY where she went to college for Viola Performance. During her studies, she was swept into the local old time music scene and quickly became an integral part of the community.
Newton currently performes in a duo with Richie Stearns, in the Evil City String Band, the Pearly Snaps, and in an internationally tourring Celtic band called Ferintosh. She is represented on countless recordings, including her how projects- The Pearly Snaps, and her most recent CD, Tractor Beam with Stearns.
Rosie has taught fiddle at Sunshine Coast School of Celtic music, the Taylor Music Festival and the Blackpot camp.