2016 Sparta Celtic Fest

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DSCN7790After a couple of years of invites the Fiddlers finally were able to accept an invitation to perform at the Sparta Celtic Fest last weekend in Sparta, MI. This has not been a easy task to accomplish when you are saying congrats to the outgoing seniors, welcoming the new freshmen,  enjoying summer vacations, camps, family weddings, college visits, student jobs, summer fun, etc. The Fiddlers continued to rehearse this summer arranging old material, adding new songs, adding instruments, and attending Fiddle Camp.

DSCN7798The long summer work is paying off as the summer & fall performances tour begins. The Fiddlers have up coming performances at the Roosevelt Park Day, Mona Shores District Meeting, The Muskegon Irish American Dinner, The Michigan Music Irish Music Fest, and Fiddle Fest with special guest Crossbow. Check the schedule our events on Facebook for the latest information.

DSCN7786The Fiddlers sounded great and had a good time at the Sparta Celtic Fest, they are happy they were invited back again at the end of the performance. If you have not been to the Sparta Celtic Fest you are missing out.

More photos are on our Flickr page and a Live Stream of one of the songs is on our Facebook page. See everyone at the parade and on stage for Roosevelt Park Day.

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2016 Fiddle Camp

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Here are a few pictures of the Fiddlers participating last weekend in a weekend long Fiddle Camp in Mears, MI.  They were preparing and working on new material for their 2016 Summer Tour while still finding time for fun on the Sand Dunes, swimming, team building activities, campfires, etc.  More pictures can be found on our Flickr page.

Check out the Fiddlers on tour this Summer Tour:

Sparta Celtic Festival: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:00 AM, Kent Equipment Main Stage

Rosevelt Park Day:  Saturday, August 27, 2016. Parade 10 AM and a performance in the entertainment tent on Broadway at 12:30 PM

Michigan Music Irish Festival:  Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10 AM Galway Stage.

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Blue Lake Masterworks Orchestra

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Nicholas Tyler (Cello) and Ezekiel Kinney (Violin)

Today the Blue Lake Masterworks Orchestra perform Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”, directed by John Riegel at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The 80+ member symphony had three of our Mona Shores High School Orchestra members: Ezekiel Kinney (Violin), Anna Tardani (Viola), and Nicholas Tyler (Cello).

Ezekiel, Anna, and Nicholas have spent these last two weeks at camp preparing for this amazing performance. Based on the photo taking, hugs goodbye, and introductions to parents after the performance,  it appeared many new friendships and great memories were made.

Our apologies to Anna.  The photos of Anna on stage did not turn out and we missed her after the show to get her in the group picture.

 

First Muskegon Street Performers

Fiddlers at the first Muskegon Street Performers
Fiddlers at the first Muskegon Street Performers

The Fiddlers could not have ordered up a better night for the first ever Muskegon Street Performers, sunny in the mid 70’s!! The Fiddlers took control of the SW corner of the Muskegon Farmers Market with some limited dancing from the Country Fresh Dairy Cow, many passerby’s, and large groups in the shade enjoying the show.

The Fiddlers set was bitter sweet, it was the last performance for our graduated seniors. The Fiddlers dusted off some old tunes we had not heard in awhile and some new arrangements to this years set list.  You can check out our Facebook page for a couple audio samples of last night set.

If you missed last night Fiddler set you will have a few more opportunities later this summer. The Fiddlers are in transition now as our Class of 2016 leaves and our incoming freshmen join but you will be able to catch them with their new look and sound later this summer at Sparta Irish Fest, Roosevelt Park Days, and Michigan Music Irish Fest.

Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association

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