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Michigan Irish Music Festival Thank You

Mona Shores Fiddlers 2017

We would like to publicly thank everyone that made the Michigan Irish Music Festival an incredible weekend for the Fiddlers.

Thank you to the Michigan Irish Music Festival for again inviting the Fiddlers to perform at this incredible event. It’s an honor to be able to play at the same venue with such amazing musicians from around the world right here in Muskegon.

Thank you to parents, families, friends, and Mona Shores Alumni that came out to support the Fiddlers. Playing to a full, friendly house was a blast!  All the weekly rehearsals have paid off.

Thank you to the very talented sound crew! It’s alway nice to perform when we have friendly and knowledgeable audio engineers!

Over the weekend we shared many more pictures and videos of the MIMF on our Instagram and Facebook pages – too many to re-post here.  We also shared that The Founding (formerly Blarney Castle) will be our special guest at the 16th Annual Fiddle Festival.  More Fiddle Fest information coming soon.

If you missed the Fiddlers this past weekend you can catch them this Friday, Sept 22, 2017, at the Mona Shores High School Homecoming Tailgate Party!

Fiddlers at the Michigan Irish Music Fest 2016

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2016 Mona Shores Fiddlers

dscn7966The Mona Shores Fiddlers performed their sixth show of the 2016 Summer-Fall Tour this past Sunday, September 18, 2016 at The Michigan Irish Music Fest. It was a picture perfect sunny day with just amazing weather, weekend filled withsome truly talented entertainers and the sounds of great Irish Music.

dscn7942The Michigan Irish Music Fest really out did themselves with one of the best MIMF ever!! So before going any further on behalf of all The Fiddlers, we would like to Thank the MIMF for once again including the Fiddlers to the Fest. Its an incredible honor to be able to perform along side these gifted musicians, to be able to play for our community, and to be included such an amazing festival. Thank you, thank you, thank you can not be said enough to be apart of MIMF.

dscn7956The Fiddlers performed a 60 minute set of some of their classic Irish arrangements as well as some new arrangements to a rather large crowd at the Galway Stage. The crowd was made up friends, family, members from other groups performing at MIMF and the MIMF community at large getting comments on Social Media as “Awesome”, “Amazing”,”Talented” and “the Mona Shores Kids Rock!!!!”

dscn7943-version-2The MIMF is one the BIG highlights of the Fiddlers Summer-Tour but they have still have a couple of dates coming up. The Summer-Fall Tour will wrap up on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at The Mona Shores 15th Annual Fiddle Fest with the Mona Shores Middle Fiddles, Mona Shores Fiddlers, and very special guest CrossBow!!! Details, ticket information, to follow, so watch for our posters, the web page, and our social pages.

Thank you again to the Michigan Irish Music Fest and look forward to seeing everyone at our 15th Annual Fiddle Fest!

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Here are a few tunes from MIMF2016:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Roosevelt Park Day

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It was a soggy Saturday this past August 27, 2016 but the rain did clear for the parade and the festival. The Fiddlers managed to march in the Roosevelt Park Day parade and perform an amazing set after the parade in the entertainment tent.

This was the third performance of the Fiddlers 2016 Summer/Fall Tour. The Fiddlers have one more performance this week for the Mona Shores faculty at the district wide 2016-2017 School Year Kick Off Meeting. Then its less than three weeks till the Fiddlers take to the Galway Stage at 10 AM on Sunday Funday of the Michigan Irish Music Fest.

For more pics and see replays of Live Video Feeds of the Roosevelt Park Day performance, visit our Facebook page.

Many Thanks to the City of Roosevelt Park for inviting the Fiddlers to perform at the festivities. Its a great honor to be able to play for so many of friends and family in our community.

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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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.