the borch brothers


 If the The Borch Brother’s music style were to be personified, the heart and sole would be East Coast Fiddle music with a spine of old tyme fiddle. The head would be folk and each appendage would be reaching into jazz, swing, ukrainian and celtic. 

The Borch Brothers have been playing gigs together since about 2003. At that point, the average age of the band was about 10 years old and the youngest member, Rigel, was only 2 years old! Since then they’ve played at Big Valley Jamboree, North Country Fair, Canadian Finals Rodeo, The Edmonton Fringe ,Deep Freeze and countless others. They love playing at old age homes, dances, community events, private functions and are one of the longest standing buskers at Edmonton’s Old Strathcona Farmers Market.  

Their aspirations aren’t for fame or fortune but instead to play more of their favourite gigs: where they connect with the crowd as they bounce, dance and sing along.


Rigel (fiddle, Vocals)

  Only 17 years old, Rigel played in the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, is working on his Grade 8 royal conservatory and recently competed in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship.


Marten (Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Kick Drum)

 Marten is a full time musician and multi-instrumentalist who developed his style in a late-teens solo career.


Garnet (accordion, Vocals)

  Garnet grew up playing piano and developed his accordion skills by busking the streets of Europe.