Violinist by day, fiddler by night, Canadian Ashley Giles spends her time teaching, learning and performing many styles of music such as Celtic, classical, bluegrass, country and more. Ashley has performed internationally with many bands and tribute bands. 

Ashley has also won the Doris Westman Trophy for the "Most Promising Fiddler" eight times since 2007, and won the trophy for "Most Promising Violinist in Stratford" in 2012. Ashley has been accepted and participated in OMFA provincial finals for violin in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2015, Ashley came out fifth in the open fiddling class at the Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championships in Alberta. In June of 2016, Ashley opened her own music teaching studio in Kitchener, ON, called A to G Music. Ashley is apprenticing as a violin maker with Henry Reidstra while completing her Bachelor of Music Performance degree at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. Ashley is studying viola under Christine Vlajk of the Penderecki String Quartet. 

Ashley is an incredibly gifted, professional, and reliable individual who has brought a great deal to the American Rogues.  When she first joined she learned her music so quickly that we had to start adding new tunes to the set list.  Her intelligence, sense of humour, and strength of character have made her a greatly appreciated addition.