Robbie Bankes

Robbie Bankes is a Calgary native with a passion for folk music from around the world. Robbie has been performing traditional Quebecois and Celtic tunes since 2010 as “Robbie and Will,” and more recently as a trio by the name of “Ida Red.” Robbie has also embraced American Old Time music, and can be found performing traditional tunes from the Appalachian region of the United States, around Alberta. Robbie started his musical career playing guitar, and has since become competent on the banjo and has his sights set on the Hardanger fiddle played in Norwegian Folk Music. Robbie’s ability to pick up an instrument or a regional style of music is exceptional, and his love of music is apparent at each of his performances.