Fiddlers come from everywhere
Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree celebrates its 30th anniversary Aug. 5- 6
The Atlantic Fiddlers’ Jamboree is returning this summer for its 30th year, attracting some of the best fiddle players in Canada and from away for performances and traditional music workshops.
Held in the Evangeline region Aug. 5-6, the jamboree is a celebration of traditional music, organized by volunteers who take pride in keeping the Island Acadian culture alive and dynamic.
This weekend-long event brings together musicians from across the Island and from abroad, allowing them to highlight their artistic talents, perform in high-calibre shows, identify potential new markets and enhance their artistic creativity.
Fans and followers of traditional music can tune-in and live the experience of musical jams, participate in various workshops and enjoy top performances on the main stage.
At the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall, Saturday starts with a brunch and strawberry social featuring music by Island fiddler Keelin Wedge.
In the afternoon, take in Meet the Masters performances from masters Lisa Ornstein, Bertrand Deraspe, Wedge and Hailee LeFort.
Later on, the festivities continue with a barbecue, jam and music concert from Cajun musicians Roddie Romero, Yvette Landry and Beau Thomas followed by a square dance.
Sunday’s program will begin with a musical brunch at the Village Musical Acadien in Abram-Village and workshops with Ornstein and Deraspe. In the afternoon, back at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall, the presentation of the prestigious Golden Fiddle Award and Concert will feature performances by Deraspe, Ornstein, Louise Arsenault and Helen Bergeron, and members of the Chaisson family.
The jamboree will finish the weekend with the closing concert in collaboration with the Mont-Carmel summer concert series featuring Vivian and Ivan Hicks, Ornstein, Rick Sparkes, 112 Accords and Les Frères Bouchard and more.
For the full schedule of events or for more information, visit www.atlanticfiddlersjamboree. com or call 902.368-3189