The Métis Fiddler Quartet will be on the Redpath Stage during Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront presented by The Waterfront BIA as part of the 15th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf on Sunday, May 25 at 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Free. Visit www.waterfrontbia.com for more information.
Born in Winnipeg with proud Métis roots, siblings Alyssa, Conlin, Nicholas, and Danton perform Métis fiddle music passed down by their elders, while drawing on their diverse backgrounds in classical music, jazz and beyond. The group has performed their music for audiences across Canada and internationally; from intimate settings in libraries, museums and schools, to festivals and events such as the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Gala, the Mariposa Folk Festival and the Alianait festival in Iqaluit, Nunavut. They released their debut album North West Voyage at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre in May 2012. The album reflects the beauty and diversity of the Aboriginal fiddle traditions of Canada, infusing these tunes with a diverse musical palette, from Beethoven to the Beatles, and beyond. The album received ‘Best Traditional Album’ at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.