About

Alex is a musician from Almonte who plays the fiddle and mandolin. At 17 years of age he has already performed on stages throughout the Valley and in Ottawa, including on Parliament Hill, 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio, Celtfest festivals, and the Valley Stage at Renfrew Fall Fair.

Alex also competes and has been a finalist in his category many times – including at the Ottawa Fiddle and the Pembroke Old-Time Fiddle Competitions.

In 2017, Alex was the recipient of the Danny O’Connell Memorial Award, recognized for his role in advancing the Ottawa Valley fiddle tradition.

In June 2018, Alex graduated from Canterbury High School in Ottawa.  He spent four years commuting 3-4 hours a day to play classical violin in the strings program. He is also a proud member of the Ottawa Traditional Fiddling and Folk Art Society, having fun in performances and at local jams and fiddle club gatherings.

He is currently studying his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Humber College in Toronto.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. I would like to make the clarification that, yes, although Alexander loves the lively and fun atmosphere at the Naismith Pub on Wednesdays nights, he is drinking ginger ale. And during school weeks, we head out early at 9:30ish. (I figured as a parent some explanation had to be offered for a 13 – now 15 year old – being a regular at a weekly pub jam.)
    – Alexander’s Dad

  2. I was one of the very lucky people to have heard Alexander George play the fiddle … he is fantastic! As a Bluenoser from Pictou County I have heard a lot of fiddle playing in my time. Alexander is among the best! He must have some Nova Scotia blood running through those veins! SD

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