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Celebrations for Fiddlejam

At the regular Tuesday night Fiddlejam session, fiddlers young and old celebrated Wat Stanton’s 99th birthday.

Wat has been a Valley resident for years and is well-known in the musical community. He still plays weekly at senior centres as well as with the young musicians of Fiddlejam.

As someone pointed out, next year, at 100 years old, he'll get a card from the queen.

And that is not all — we also congratulated Helen Austin on her Juno Award nomination for her recent children’s CD Always Be A Unicorn.

Helen and her two children, Daisy and Charlie, also played and sang one of the many tunes that Wat has written. What a night!

So now Fiddlejam is practising hard for the North Island Festival on Tuesday at the Old Church Theatre; and for their next Merville Hall St. Patrick’s Day Contra Dance on March 16.

Be green and be seen!

— Fiddlejam

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