VideoAsham Stomperfest: Top five ways to kick up your heels
Posted by Anna Lazowski, SCENE Producer | Friday August 31, 2012
Oh My Darling performs at Asham Stomperfest this weekend. (Melanie Jane Photography)
The 9th annual Asham Stomperfest is kicking up its heels all over Reedy Creek/Kinosota, Manitoba this long weekend.
With events like World Aboriginal Square Dance Championships, to a performance from Free Ride, SCENE has decided to put together a list of the Top Five things to watch at the music and dance festival.
Number Five - Canadian fiddler April Verch
She's played at the 2010 Winter Olympics, won several fiddle championships and released eight CDs.
Number Four - Norway House's D'Aoust Brothers
Ryan and Clayton D'Aoust grew up in a musical family and have performed with Shane Yellowbird, Charlie Major and Doc Walker.
Number Three - Jig and dance group The Asham Stompers
They preserve the history of the Métis people by mixing the Red River Jig with traditional square dance routines. And spend about a third of the year dancing for audiences across the country.
Number Two - Country quartet Oh My Darling
Their style of bluegrass inspired a beer and lots of devoted fans, the quartet will be performing Sunday night.
Number One - Dance trio Sagkeeng's Finest
Winners of Canada's Got Talent, the trio is also known for throwing a few twists into their traditional clogging act -- like dancing to the distinctly untraditional soundtrack of Raghav's Fire and Metro Station's Shake It.