Enjoy the Maritime Fiddle Festival
June 17, 2012 by Stephen
The 63rd annual Maritime Fiddle Festival will take place at the Prince Andrew High School Auditorium from July 5 – 9. A weekend pass is $40 for an individual or $80 for a family. Per day, it costs $5 to watch the competitions.
The festival draws visitors and competitors from all over the world, with competitions for fiddle playing and step dancing in various age-based divisions and open classes. The festival starts off with an opening jam on July 5, followed by several days of competition, several lunches, dinners and breakfasts, and two concerts. The Friday night gala concert features Roger Lanteigne on the accordion and several New Brunswick musicians and dancers, with tickets priced at $20. Another concert on July 7 will feature the Bb Sisters, for which tickets are again $20.
There will be lots of down home meals, including a fish chowder luncheon. There will also be a kitchen party for $10, a social dance on the last day of the festival for $5, and enough dancing and music to keep everybody entertained throughout. It is a great way to celebrate the history and culture of Nova Scotia.
Dartmouth printing companies will most likely be helping the organizers of the Maritime Fiddle Festival get ready for this popular annual event. There will be posters to put up to announce the festival, flyers sent out to the community to get them excited, and banners highlighting each event.
Fiddles are a large part of the history of Canada’s East Coast, and the Maritime Fiddle Festival will highlight the best and the future musicians. It should not be missed.