Marian Burns

Fiddling her way across the world at 100 miles an hour, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with the Blarney Castle and the Grand Ole Opry in between, Marian whips up a storm with her exuberance and passion for music. She’ll be playing at our 2024 Music in the Country Festival, so giddy-up and book your tickets now!

One of New Zealand’s iconic entertainers, she fittingly toured with the “Highway of Legends” and has shared the stage with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Dr. John, Beccy Cole and The Topp Twins while performing at music festivals such as WOMAD (NZ) and Tamworth (AUS) and playing to audiences numbering over 100,000 at “Coca Cola’s Christmas in the Park”.

Marian first picked up a violin at the age of six, her unstoppable energy and joy sweeps you up in her path. Her electric live performance that she is famous for will take you on a foot-stomping, hand-clapping musical ride and leave you trying to catch your breath! In 2018 Marion was awarded on the Queen’s Honours List – Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Music.

Source: Marian Burns website