Sept 13-14, 2013 - Calgary Fiddlers Return to Ethnic Fest
The Calgary Fiddlers are headed to Walker, Minnesota for the 21st Ethnic Fest. It has been quite a few years since the fiddlers attended the very popular festival, but they will be busy making up for lost time! Their visit begins with a Friday evening concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m., they will appear in the Ethnic Fest Parade Saturday at 11 a.m. in downtown Walker, will perform a 50-minute set on the Benson’s Stage from noon to 12:50 p.m., and return for a one-hour performance on the Zona Rosa Stage from 5 to 6 p.m. The Fiddlers will also make an “Ethnic After Hours” appearance at the American Legion Club at 8 p.m.
May 16-20, 2013 - Calgary Fiddlers Head to West Virginia
The Calgary Fiddlers made their way down to Pittsburgh, PA and Buckhannon, WV for the May long weekend. The group was invited to participate in the 72nd Strawberry Festival grand parade, and to perform at concerts and a band festival competition.
January 9-12, 2013 - Mairi Rankin Teaches Cape Breton-style Fiddling
The Calgary Fiddlers Association welcomed the talented Mairi Rankin to Calgary to workshop with young fiddle students early in January. The organization invites fiddle musicians each year to teach the fiddlers various unique styles of fiddling to enhance their technique and to give them a greater appreciation for other fiddle nuances and cultures. Mairi is a member of the hugely influential Rankin Family and she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of Cape Breton's best traditional musicians. What a treat for us to have her with us for a few days!
November 10, 2012 - Fiddle Fantasia - Special Guests: HEEBEE JEEBEES
The Calgary Fiddlers Association announces big Christmas Concert news! This year's Fiddle Fantasia will include special guests 'The Heebee Jeebees'! Tickets on sale now by calling the Epcor Centre box office at 403-294-9494403-294-9494 or by purchasing them online. Prepare to be whisked away to a winter musical wonderland. These talented young musicians ages 7 to 18 will toe-tap their way into your hearts and leave you humming Christmas favourites for the rest of the holiday season. This year’s show is extra special as Calgar's premiere Acapella group ‘The Heebee Jeebees’ infuse your evening with some serious fun!
October 19th, 2012 - CFA project chosen for InvestYYC Donation Initiative
The Calgary Fiddlers Association joins the newly launched donor contribution website called InvestYYC. The CFA's Spread Fiddle Music project is 1 of 60 projects chosen out of a pool of 1000 by Calgary 2012, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, ATB Financial and Calgary Arts Development. The CFA hopes to raise $11,000 by February 5th to share fiddle music with Calgarians of all ages at locations such as shopping malls, seniors facilities, schools and anywhere else where music and fun is appreciated!
July 5 - 15, 2012 - YAHOO...Calgary Fiddlers Celebrate Stampede Centennial
The Calgary Fiddlers end a very exciting 30th Anniversary year with a VERY busy Centennial Stampede week. In fact, Stampede 2012 is the busiest Stampede in the organization's history with the young fiddlers performing at over 50 gigs during the city's 10-day celebration.
April 3, 2012 - Calgary Fiddlers on LIVE! with Kelly!
The U.S.'s top-rated morning show LIVE! with Kelly! featuring Banff, Alberta and area, aired on Tuesday April 3 and the Calgary Fiddlers were honoured to perform to open the show. Hangin' out with Ben Mulroney was kind of fun too! The hype prior to the show was overwhelming!
YouTube.com - Calgary Fiddlers Channel (April 4, 2012)
Livin' Large With Kelly - VancouverSun.com (April 2, 2012)
CBC.ca - Alberta at Noon (March 23, 2012)
Calgary Fiddlers Rosining the Bow for Kelly Ripa and Company - MetroNews.ca (March 22, 2012)
Calgary Fiddlers Invited to be on LIVE! with Kelly! - Press Release (March 21, 2012)
March 7, 2012 - Calgary Fiddlers have workshop with Natalie MacMaster
Cape Breton darling, Natalie MacMaster conducts a workshop with the Calgary Fiddlers prior to her much anticipated concert at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.
A HUGE thank you to the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts for providing workshop space, and to Dianne Fitzpatrick (Natalie's Assistant) for helping to bring Natalie and the fiddlers together for a wonderful afternoon!
Natalie MacMaster & The Calgary Fiddlers Association - yycArts.blogspot.ca (March 9, 2012)
YouTube.com - The Calgary Fiddlers Channel (March 7, 2012)
February, 2012 - CFA launches it's first-ever Fiddle book
The Calgary Fiddlers Association is proud to launch it's fiddle book 'Wild Rosin 2' for intermediate-advanced violin/fiddle players. This first-ever CFA produced fiddle book is a wonderful addition to any music library and will bring hours of enjoyment to solo, duet or ensemble players worldwide. This gem is jam-packed with tunes!
January 26 - 28, 2012 - CFA welcomes Daniel Gervais
The Bow Valley Fiddlers and Calgary Fiddlers have weekend workshop with guest clinician and 2011 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Daniel Gervais.
The 3-day workshop consisted of one-on-one coaching, group rehearsals and an end-of-weekend jam with over 65 fiddlers!
November 22, 2011 - CFA hosts "An Evening with BARRAGE"
World-renowned fiddle group BARRAGE makes a stop in Calgary, Alberta to join forces with the Calgary Fiddlers Association for the association's 30th Anniversary. A workshop and then a joint concert made for the perfect start to a year long 30th Anniversary celebration!
Sound Track to the World - An Evening with BARRAGE - Poster