Senator from P.E.I. honoured at dance show in Summerside
Libbe Hubley has been keeping the Celtic arts alive for close to 40 years
Since 1978, P.E.I. Senator Libbe Hubley has been sharing the arts of step-dancing and fiddling with countless Islanders.
Almost 40 years later, she continues to dedicate her time to the preservation of these Island traditions.
After the recent “Celtic Fire” show at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, Hubley was publicly honoured for her efforts to keep the Celtic arts alive.
Hubley was one of the creators of the Kensington Step-dancing Festival now in its 24th year.
She has travelled the province performing step-dancing and fiddling at seniors’ homes, community events and other gatherings, free of charge. In addition to teaching step-dancing for decades, she taught fiddling and is still a member of the Prince County Fiddlers.
Two featured performers in the “Celtic Fire” show, Richard Wood and Paula Roberts, got their start under Hubley. The two presented Hubley with flowers during the tribute.
Through tears of emotion, Hubley said how much she appreciated the honour adding, “It will be something I will always remember.”
Heather Mountain, one of the show organizers, in making the presentation noted, “Libbe’s lifelong love of fiddling and dancing has left an indelible mark on the cultural fabric of Prince Edward Island and can only be seen as a legacy for all Islanders to enjoy.”
Kenzie Lund, left, and Veronica Murray were on hand during a tribute to Senator Libbe Hubley after the recent “Celtic Fire” performance at Harbourfront Theatre.