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Asham Stompers 

The Asham Stompers are a very high energy Jig and Square Dance group that bring fans to their feet EVERYWHERE thy perform. Their Mission “Is to help recapture and preserve the history of the Métis people
through the Traditional dancing of Red River Jig”. They combine Red River Jig with square dance which has been done in the Aboriginal Communities for so long, aptly called the Red River Dance. Their group is half Métis and half First Nations. Their purpose is to help bring hope to the Aboriginal people by taking something that is already a part of most Aboriginal communities and sharing it with the world in a successful business manner. The Asham Stompers perform to live music by well known Manitoba Power fiddler Shawn Mousseau from Lake Manitoba First Nations who also takes off his shoes and chords with his toes while playing the fiddle.

photo by: 2017-08-12-Matt_Duboff-Asham Stompers-12 on Flickr

Double the Trouble

Double the Trouble are "Twin Fiddles", these identical 15 year old French, Métis and Cree twins will have you smiling and tapping your feet with their traditional Métis fiddling and contemporary classics. At such a young age their charisma and talent has taken them from their home town of Winnipeg to the Rocky Mountains delighting audiences with their unique style and sound. 

In 2017 they performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Canada Summer Games and in October performed with Ashley Macisaac and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. They have two albums, "Keep Calm and Fiddle On" and "Juniper Woods" and just this past spring performed with the Asham Stompers and Indian City in the finale at the Indspire Awards in Winnipeg.

Jan Smith


Chautauqua & French-Canadian/Métis Festival

2019 Presenters and Musicians