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 off to Toronto in September to study his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Humber College.