12 - 12:45 pm
Alicia Blore

Alicia Blore

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Alicia and Liam have never forgotten their Manitoba Métis roots. Alicia and Liam’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. The goal of the group was to pass on the oldest surviving traditions to a new generation of players, who in turn will pass them on. Alicia travelled with the Fiddle Stories group to Newfoundland to participate in the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCO) in 2008, as well as Aberdeen, Scotland in 2010. Liam has been accompanying Alicia with guitar for several years and has been playing music since a very young age. They have performed and provided workshops at schools, festivals, powwows, rendezvous’ locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Some of their performances include the Louis Riel Day Celebration at Queen’s Park in Toronto, North American Indigenous Games, and the Cirque de Soleil’s production of the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony in Toronto in 2015.