Violet Blackie has been playing violin from the age of three. This is her third year playing on the Neil Murray Stage at the Newfoundland Folk Festival. She has received several awards and scholarships from the Saint John’s Kiwanis Music Festival for her fiddle playing, and has performed as a solo act opening for the Atlantic String Quartet. As a member of the STEP Fiddlers she has performed at Shamrock City and many other locations in St. John’s and is regular participant in Young Folk at the Hall. She is a student at Bishop Field Elementary School.