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13th Annual Fiddle Fest Fun

Peat in the Creel
Peat in the Creel

Night of fun filled traditional fiddle folk music had some great moments and really great music provided by The Mona Shores Middle Fiddlers, Mona Shores Fiddlers, and Peat in the Creel.

The Mona Shores Middle Fiddlers played their first concert of the year highlighting some really young talent coming up in the Fiddle program. Director Nick Mosely was even able to recruit the exciting return of Mr. Timothy Staudacher on guitar.

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The Mona Shores Fiddlers are at full stride with a 2014-15 year of performances at Michigan Irish Festival, WoodTV’s eightWest, and Muskegon’s Farmer Market to name a few. The Mona Shores Fiddler’s debut a exciting original tune Vespers Jig by Dale Liddle (Guitar) and Greg Beaudoin (Banjo/Guitar).

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A Thank You to Walk the Beat for sponsoring the afternoon Walk The Beatworkshop with Peat in the Creel for the Middle Fiddlers and the Fiddlers. A BIG Thank you to the talented and amazing Peat in the Creel our featured guests, for a fun filled educating afternoon for the students and entertaining the rest of us with the traditional Celtic music.

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13th Annual Fiddle Fest Media Release

Mona Shores Fiddlers Present 13th Annual Fiddle Fest With Peat in the Creel February 21

Norton Shores, Michigan – February 4, 2015

The Mona Shores Fiddlers will entertain their audience with traditional fiddle tunes on Saturday, February 21, beginning at 7 PM at the Mona Shores High School Performing Arts Center. The Fiddle Festival, now in it’s 13th year, has featured The Moxie Strings, Oat Bran Boys, and Finvarra’s Wren. This year, the Fiddlers are excited to invite Peat in the Creel to the stage.

Peat in the Creel are five dynamic musicians from the West Coast of Michigan who individually have been performing at festivals, music venues, pubs, and events all over the MidWest for many years. Collectively, Peat in the Creel creates and performs Celtic music from the heritage-rich regions of Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, and Galicia. Peat in the Creel features Toby Bresnahan (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, and mandolin), Mike Mulder (bodhran), Alison Myers (flutes, whistles, and vocals), Regina Kate Cobean (fiddle), and Griffin Cobean (bouzouki, whistles, and small pipes).

The students involved in the Fiddle Festival have a unique opportunity to work closely with Peat in the Creel in an afternoon session prior to the concert. The workshop has been funded by a generous grant from the Walk the Beat Foundation, an organization established to promote music education opportunities to the youth of West Michigan.

The concert will begin with the Mona Shores Middle Fiddles under the direction of middle school director Nick Mosley. The Mona Shores Fiddlers, directed by Kelly De Rose, will then take the stage and prime the audience for guest artists Peat in the Creel. Tickets for the 13th Annual Fiddle Festival are $10 for Adults/$5 for Students and Seniors, and are available at the door. For more information, please call 231-780-4711 x 8327.

Fiddle Fest Promotional Poster 2015