Old Time Fiddlers host jamboree

THE BRANCH 17 B.C. Old Time Fiddlers are hosting a jamboree on April 27-28 at Fallen Alders Hall.

Branch 17 (North Island), B.C. Old Time Fiddlers Association is holding their fourth annual Spring Jamboree, April 27-28 at the Fallen Alders Hall (just south of Courtenay on the Royston-to-Cumberland road).

It is open to everyone with no charge for entertainers. They are also planning a silent auction hosted by the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry. The schedule is as follows:

Friday evening: Concert by three fiddle clubs – Branch 19 Alberni, Branch 11 Coombs, and Branch 17 North Island. Starts 7 p.m.; $5 admission.

Saturday morning: Free workshops 10 a.m. to noon.    Fiddle – Glen Hiebert, gGuitar- Ed Medford. Possibly other workshops, TBA. Everyone welcome.

Saturday afternoon: Variety Show. Lots of talent already signed up, open to anyone.  If you have a story, song, or instrument that you would like to showcase, let us know ASAP so we can be sure to get you into the lineup.  (You can also register on the day of the Jamboree). $5 admission.

Saturday evening: Dance to the music of three different fiddle clubs, different styles of music, all fun. $7 admission.

Free RV dry-camping. For more Jamboree information call Lorraine at 250-336-8302.