Prince Edward Island’s Fiddling Fisherman family is unique in all of Canada. In 2015, J.J. and Julie Chaisson, together with their children Ella Rose, Brady and Maguire, redefined hospitality at sea by launching The Fiddling Fisherman marine excursions – their genuine, signature brand of music, storytelling and fresh Island seafood. And now, they are redefining hospitality ashore by introducing their exclusive new brand of weddings, group gatherings, concerts and events at The Fiddling Fisherman Lookout.
J.J. Chaisson is celebrated far and wide as a talented multi-instrumental musician. He has collaborated on award winning recordings, acted as front man for a Celtic rock band, and toured widely as a solo artist. It is not possible to put into words what this young man does with his fiddle and guitar. In the words of Cape Breton fiddling sensation Natalie MacMaster, who’s known J.J. since he was eight years old, “he’s the best musician, entertainer and friend P.E.I. has to offer.”
Born into the well-known and respected Chaisson family helped to immerse J. J. in the world of traditional music from an early age. He began gracing halls and stages across the Island when he was barely able to touch the floor while sitting in a chair; word spread quickly about this young prodigy.
No team is complete without a leader behind the scenes. Julie’s education background is impressive with a degree in business, an education degree and a masters in education. These credentials are what steer The Fiddling Fisherman business. Julie is in charge of all things related within the business and JJ will be the first to say “any questions? ask Julie!” She is taking her hospitality credentials to the next level having newly obtained her certification from WPIC (Wedding Planners Institute of Canada).
Her love for the water and for making memories for people has made her and JJ’s pairing as The Fiddling Fisherman a powerful duo. To Julie, being on or near the water and catering to guests is her most natural state of being. She is your contact person and event planner for all happenings at The Lookout and Fiddling Fisherman marine experiences. Most importantly, Julie is mom to their 3 beautiful children. In her spare time, she will be found at any rink or soccer field on P.E.I., cheering on her favourite players – her kids!