Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling 2014


51799 Cabot Trail

St. Ann's

Cabot Trail

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Betty Matheson

T: (902) 849-8476

E: cbfiddlers@seaside.ns.ca


August 16th, 2014 to August 17th, 2014


The first Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling was held in Glendale in July 1973. Over one hundred and thirty proud Cape Breton fiddlers arrived in Glendale that weekend and gave one of the greatest concerts ever witnessed in Cape Breton.
Several thousand people made up the audience. Preparation for the successful 1973 festival gave birth to the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association, and its work continues today. The Association's main mandate has been to preserve and promote traditional Cape Breton fiddle music. Since its inception, it has provided workshops and opportunities for its members to learn new tunes and techniques, it has published tunes written by its members, and it has provided venues for musicians to perform for thousands of people. It has nurtured and supported its members to excel; as a result, many of our wonderful members are now performing worldwide. Our membership has increased to include both local, national, and international members. We have been included in several publications, and we have some wonderful recordings to our credit. Cape Breton fiddle music is alive and flourishing both on the Island and throughout the world; and the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association is proud to have played a significant role in this resurgence.

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Admission: The workshops are $15.00 per person, and they will be held for fiddle, stepdancing, and piano. The Saturday evening concert will be $10.00 per person, and the square dance will be free. The Sunday Gala concert will be $15.00 per person.

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