2020 Musician-in-Residence, Alicia Blore

McDougall Cottage is pleased to welcome Métis fiddler, Alicia Blore, as the 2020 Musician-in-Residence. Join Alicia and her guests for a great line-up of events throughout the year!

Born and raised in Toronto, Alicia has never forgotten her Manitoba Métis roots. Alicia's great-grandfather, Philip Zastre, was a well-known Métis fiddler from St. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. In 2008, Alicia was asked to join the Fiddle Stories: Elder Youth Legacy Project, which was a performing group of Indigenous Elders (Lawrence ‘Teddy Boy’ Houle, James Cheechoo, John Arcand, Colin Adjun) and youth from across Canada. Alicia traveled with the Fiddle Stories group to Newfoundland to participate in the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in 2008, as well as Aberdeen, Scotland in 2010 and 2018. She has performed and provided workshops at schools, festivals, powwows, and rendezvous locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Some of her performances include the Indian Residential School Survivors Legacy Celebration, Louis Riel Day at Queen`s Park in Toronto, and she was a performer in the Cirque de Soleil’s production of the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony in Toronto in 2015. 


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