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Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh Cardinal


“I have become a promoter, an open stage host, a music teacher, a social media expert, a booking agent, a pub singer, a merchandise salesman, a grant writer, and tour manager.”

I began singing at three months old.  As I repeated a melody over and over, my mother was elated.  At the age of four I sang on stage for the first time.  When I was 12, I joined a choir on weekends, played piano, and started writing songs.  When I was 19 I joined my first band and began performing professionally.  When I was 22 I discovered I was about to embark on the greatest and scariest path I’ll ever know, single motherhood.  

Though becoming a mother was time consuming and set me back as far as my personal career goals of pursing music, I quickly found that my need for more income, and the birth of my greatest muse, allowed me to get back on track.  When I was 25, my son was almost three, I began playing again.  I am lucky to have known my calling and to have dreams and passions from such a young age.  It is a little unlucky, that it is an art form, and arts are very hard to make a living from.  So, I have learned many ways to turn music and singing into a day job/night job, that allows me to support myself and my child.  I have become a promoter, an open stage host, a music teacher, a social media expert, a booking agent, a pub singer, a merchandise salesman, a grant writer, and tour manager.  These are all skills I have picked up in my 17 years of professional playing. 


All I ever wanted was to make music the way I earn my living.  I now have bigger career goals that include recording, touring, and more sustainability. Maybe even one day, medical benefits.  I know I've taught my son the importance of following/living your dreams, and I am living mine the best I can.


Celeigh Cardinal is a multi-faceted Metis musician from the Peace Region, working in Morinville, Alberta.


www.celeighcardinal.com