Rhythmic Fiddles! Percussive Step Dancing! It must be another good time at the Big Yellow Merville Hall.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22, get yourself down to the Big Yellow Merville Hall and get ready for a fabulous fiddle show featuring the Fitzgerald Family from Ontario. With roots in Canadian old-time fiddle and the Ottawa Valley step dancing tradition, these championship fiddlers and dancers blend traditional jigs and reels; Celtic and gospel numbers; and bluegrass and swing standards. With additional novelty numbers and choreographed dance routines, they are guaranteed to bring audiences, young and old, a unique, uplifting and foot stomping musical experience.
Both Julie and Tom Fitzgerald are Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions- winning the prestigious title in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They are joined by Pam, on keyboards, with Nate Douglas on rhythm guitar and vocals. Nate is a member of Natalie MacMaster’s full band and recently completed a North American tour. On percussion and fiddle, is B.C. native, James Law. James, now living in Toronto, is busy recording and performing with his own band NUA.
Everything Fitz is on a Western Canadian tour with stops in Port Hardy, Sidney and Vancouver, followed by a number of stops in Washington state. Tickets for this show are available at Long & McQuade, Courtenya; The Music Plant, Campbell River; and Blue Heron Books, Comox.
Doors open 6:30 p.m., concert starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/youth.