Violet Blackie has been playing violin from the age of three. She was awarded First Place in the Junior Fiddle Class at the St. Johns Kiwanis Music Festival in 2016 and 2017; was selected to perform in the Stars of the Kiwanis Festival Concert in 2016 and received the Steve Neary Memorial Scholarship that same year. As a member of STEP Fiddlers, led by Christina Smith, she has performed at Shamrock City, on the Neil Murray Stage at the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival and at many locations in St. John’s. Most recently, Violet participated in Young Folk at the Hall and performed with her group in the LSPU Hall. She is a student at the Bishop Field Elementary School.