Mark Morisseau

Mark Morisseau is one of the finest fiddlers around today. 

At the early age of 7 his family’s musical heritage inspired his interest in music.  A multi-instrumentalist, Mark has had the opportunity to perform with many well-respected artists across the country.

Mark has appeared on the TV series “The Sharing Circle” and “The Mix”.  His music was featured on Ray St. Germain’s nationally aired “Rhythm of the Metis” series.  Mark’s love of music was also showcased in the award-winning television documentary “How the Fiddle Flows”.  

For over 25 years now, Mark has been a part of the fiddle world in Manitoba, playing in multiple bands including the country chart-topping Doc Walker.  Since then, he found his way into teaching, and created the Prairie Fiddlers, which has become a cultural Metis staple. Many of his students have been recognized across the country receiving numerous invitations to record and perform their music. 

 

He has taught the likes of Sierra Noble (International awarded television and stage performer), The Gaudry Boys (2010 Best Fiddle Album Nominee, Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards), Brad Moggie (2010 Fiddle Album of the Year, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards) among many others in the industry today.

 

Numerous students have received opportunities from performing for political dignitaries, welcoming the Queen, taking part in the Olympic Game Ceremonies, to being the opening act for major recording artists.  Mark received an invite to the Grand Masters in Ottawa after numerous accolades in and out of his province.

 

His catalogue of work includes “Fiddle Fingers” (1999), “Just Fiddling Around” (2002) and Mark’s album “Favorites” was awarded Best Fiddle CD at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in 2011.  His fourth recording effort called “Flowing Strings” was released in 2017, Mark continues to spread his love of music, which is what he enjoys the most.