Morinville – Veteran Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath is back in town. The musician performed to an audience fo about 150 Friday night, the first of three varied performances at the Morinville Community cultural Centre this weekend. The three-day fiddle fest will included Friday night’s a Dine and Dance, a CD Release Party Saturday night, and a Fiddle Gala Sunday afternoon.
A world-class fiddler who represents his province and country internationally, Vollrath said he was looking forward to coming back to the community where it all began.
“When I started in the music business I was 15 years old and living here,” he said, adding his family home was between Morinville and Cardiff. “We were living on the farm when I started my first band called Country Swing.”
Seven fiddlers will take part in the Sunday afternoon Fiddle Gala with Vollrath, but Saturday night’s CD release show is the big event of the three-day fiddle fest. That’s the night Vollrath and his seven-piece band will break out the tunes on the two new CD releases.
All events take place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. Tickets for each of the three events are $30, $25 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the Community Cultural Centre office.