Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Fiddler's Friends Concert - 6 May 2012 - Almonte Old Town Hall

(Ed. wow, this looks like a fantastic event...)

Fans of fiddle music in the traditional style are in for a treat coming May 6, 2012. A broad selection of amazing performers are appearing at the Almonte Old Town Hall to present a Sunday afternoon concert.

Local groups The Barley Shakers and Monday Night Fiddlers share the magical acoustic venue of the Old Town Hall with talented performers in Ottawa Valley, Cape Breton, Canadien, and Celtic styles. Look for valley celebrities and teachers Kyle Felhaver and Terri Lynn Mahusky, Mattawa native, teacher, and Celtic stylist Matt Pepin, former Riverdance soloist Alexis Mac Isaac, and eminent musical great Denis Lanctot.

These supporters of traditional fiddle will be joined by showcase recipients of the Danny O’Connell Memorial Award presented annually to a traditional fiddler under 25. These talented youngsters will delight any audience and definitely emphasize the healthy and robust fiddling tradition in the Ottawa Valley. Solo performances by Joe Gervais, Amy Felhaber, Elly Wedge, and Ellen Daly will exemplify the diversity of youthful talent encouraged by the award. Recipients are nominated by three respected organizations with enduring records of interest in the musical tradition – The Renfrew County Fiddlers, The Irish Society of the National Capital Region, and the Ottawa Traditional Fiddling and Folk Art Society. The Fund thus encourages recognition of each organization’s current youth members annually. House piano accompaniment provided by John Mitchell and dancing by assorted participants. The award is produced from capital generated by the O’Connell family and friends of traditional music , and is owned and administered by the Community Foundation of Ottawa (info@cfo-fco.ca) to insure that the award will continue in perpetuity.

Warning! There will be a high level of enthusiasm in the hall. Come and enjoy this exciting afternoon of family fun, great music, and fine refreshments supplied by the folks from Foodies Fine Food. Tickets ( $15 ) are available at Couples Corner, Mississippi Mills Musicworks, and by telephone from Mill Street Books 613 256 9090 as well as at the door. Further information 256 3786.

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