Friday, November 26, 2010

STEP Fiddlers release new CD of traditional Newfoundland and Labrador tunes

The STEP Fiddlers are proud to present a FREE concert of selections from their new CD Fiddling in the Fog on Saturday December 4th, from 3 to 5 pm, at Aula Maxima Hall in St. Bonaventure's College, 2 Bonaventure Avenue. Admission is free, but a donation of non-perishable food, or cash, is requested for the Emmaus food bank.

The STEP Fiddlers are a group of 20 talented young musicians aged 9 to 19 who specialize in the traditional dance music of Newfoundland and Labrador. The group, a subset of the Suzuki Talent Education Program, has existed for 28 years under the direction of legendary St. John’s fiddler Christina Smith, with over 200 members over its lifetime. Fiddling in the Fog is their second CD, a delightful collection of rare jigs, reels, and waltzes. The tunes have been passed down to the group from old-style Newfoundland musicians, and arranged for fiddle, bodhran, dobro, cello and guitar. Accompanying the Fiddlers are stars of the local folk-music scene, Dave Panting, Jean Hewson, Rick West and John Clarke. The CD is now available at Fred's Records and O'Brien's Music Store.


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