Dance the Jig at the 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree
Apr 11, 2013
The 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree is coming up fast! The perennially popular event will be held at the Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, April 14th at 1:00 pm.
The Fiddlers Jamboree, a showcase for the fiddle and for the talents of Peace Country residents, will feature many different genres of fiddle playing, including both old-time classics, modern compositions (some of them locally written) and everything in between.
The fiddler players at the 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree hail from throughout Western Canada and the North, and many are Peace Country locals. Some have played at the Fiddlers Jamboree since it started at the Grande Prairie museum in 1987. Others weren’t even born in 1987. It’s a festival for all ages.
The Fiddlers Jamboree celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by commemorating the many fiddlers who have performed at the event over the years. Several hundred people attended. Fiddling has a long history in Peace Country, ever since the tradition was brought over from Britain when Europeans first settled the area.
Tickets for the 26th Annual Fiddlers Jamboree are $20 for adults, $15 for Grande Prairie Museum members, and $10 for youth 17 and under.
Be prepared to dance.
For more information on the Grande Prairie Museum's 26th Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree check out the event listing.