About

 

IMG_9676 (2)My name is Alex George. I am sixteen years old and live in Almonte, Ontario. My all time favourite thing is to play music. I play a variety of instruments including the mandolin, but the one I spend the most time and have the most fun playing is the fiddle.

 

I have been playing fiddle for eight years and have had wonderful opportunities to perform at a wide variety of events. This past year I have played at events in Ottawa and throughout the Ottawa Valley. In this photo, I am on Parliament Hill to perform at a Senator’s reception for National Fiddling Day. (In the photos below I am playing at a 2017 St. Patrick’s performance with the Mullan sisters at the legendary Gavin’s Hotel in Quyon Quebec; with Sherryl Fitzpatrick on a live music show on Renfrew’s 98.7 Valley Heritage Radio back in April 2016; and at a benefit concert in Perth in Spring 2016. 

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I attend local jams as often as I can – and particularly like the weekly session at the Naismith Pub in Almonte. I am looking for as many opportunities as possible to meet with people who have the same passion for music. (Below are photos of my street performance at the 2014 Puppets Up! Festival, on one of the many nights of fun at the Naismith Pub jam session, with MC Charlie Kitts on the Valley Stage at the Renfrew Fall Fair, and on the Main Stage at Almonte’s 2014 Celtfest.)

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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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