Photo: Parker J. Pfister
Métis Fiddler Quartet
APRIL VERCH seamlessly blends the traditions of roots music and stepdancing with her own artistic voice and vision in a high-energy show that puts her award-winning fiddling and songwriting talents out front. Immersed in folk music and dance from her native Ottawa Valley, a melting pot of Franco-Celtic flavours, April started performing at the age of three. The APRIL VERCH BAND, with CODY WALTERS and HAYES GRIFFIN, creates an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating sound that is memorable long after the show is over.
With an infectious style that reflects the beauty and diversity of Aboriginal fiddle traditions, the MÉTIS FIDDLER QUARTET plays music passed down by their elders, infused with a diverse musical palette. Siblings ALYSSA, CONLIN, NICHOLAS, and DANTON have played for audiences across Canada and internationally, from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Gala to the Alianait Festival in Iqaluit.