Concerts, music workshops and a rocking Contra dance will all be part of the action at the Big Yellow Merville Hall this weekend as the 15th annual Fiddle Fest takes the stage.
Headlining this year’s Fest are the Foggy Hogtown Boys, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20.
The Foggies will also lead musical workshops Saturday, March 21. Workshops, at $5 each, will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. The Band members will teach fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass to all comers, beginners included, with some jamming thrown in for fun.
Doors open at 10 a.m., and the hall will be open all day so you can even use the kitchen to make your lunch.
Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to join those frantic Foggies, along with Fiddlejam, for a $10 “whoop it up” Community Contra dance with June Cannon calling the moves.
Come early for a Contra lesson. Tickets for youth are $5 and there is a special family rate. All are welcome to come and dance and meet friends, old and new. Contra dances will be taught on the spot.
The Big Yellow Merville Hall is right on the Old Island Highway, between Campbell River and Courtenay. Friday concert tickets at the door are $20 adult and $10 youth. Tickets are available in advance at Long & McQuade in Courtenay; the Blue Heron in Comox, and at The Music Plant, Campbell River. Saturday dance tickets are at the door.
For more info, call Craig at 250-339-4249.