We Are All Treaty People

10-13

Aug

2017

20th Anniversary John Arcand Fiddle Fest

  • August 10, 2017 10 am - August 13, 2017 4 pm
  • SW of Saskatoon at Windy Acres on Pike Lake Highway #40

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The John Arcand Fiddle Fest is designed with young musicians and dancers in mind and adheres to a grassroots philosophy allowing all to experience a culturally rich experience, at a low admission rate with effective programming that serves our mandate “to promote and preserve fiddle, music and dance and provide a forum to showcase youth talent and culture”.
                                                                                                                                               
John Arcand, widely known in Canada as Master of the Métis Fiddle, founded the Fest in 1998 to promote the traditions of fiddle music and dance. He knew that for the traditions to live on, young people must adopt them.  Because of that the festival is a family affair with a very large workshop component.

There are evening concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday and both Friday and Saturday evenings end with an old time dance. Saturday morning starts with the “Fiddle and Flapjacks” Breakfast (a pancake breakfast with live fiddle music) Sunday Morning starts with a non-denominational hour of gospel music.

Surrounding the festival’s artistic presentations is a family friendly atmosphere and planned interactive activities for kids in the Children’s Area.

For more information visit the John Arcand Fiddle Fest website

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