Kirin has been immersed in Celtic music since childhood, getting her start with the Coast String Fiddlers of Roberts Creek, BC. She loves to blend folk traditions with other styles and holds a Diploma in Jazz Piano from Capilano University. Beyond the NSCE, she also performs with Elsay, a lively quartet that has twice graced the stages of CelticFest Vancouver.
Kirin is also a passionate outdoor and environmental educator. She presents sustainability programs for schools across the Lower Mainland and coaches youth rock climbing. Previously, she has written and performed ecology-themed musical amphitheatre shows for Alberta Parks, and snowshoe guided in the beautiful North Shore Mountains.