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2012 Far North Fiddle Fest to Benefit Hospice Services


Fairbanks, Alaska (August 21, 2012)The 2nd Annual Far North Fiddle Fest is happening in Fairbanks, from Sept. 6 through 8, 2012. Scheduled events will include a three day workshop, an open community jam session, and a concert in UAF's Charles W. Davis Concert Hall. Guest artists include three musical groups traveling to Fairbanks from Canada and the Lower 48, performing crack fiddling and hard step dancing mixed with sweet singing. Canada's Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia when The April Verch Band throws down the plywood and plays sizzling old time fiddle, dance and song from Ontario’s Ottawa Valley. Jeremy Kittel and Nathaniel Smith, a fiddle/cello duo playing jazz, Celtic and pieces that defy a genre, and the Troy MacGillivray Band with Fairbanks own Caitlin Warbelow, playing a mix of traditional Cape Breton and Irish tunes.
Far North Fiddle Fest three day workshops are being offered to the public and are open to ages seven to adult. The workshop classes will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 6th and 7th, from 1pm to 4pm and on Saturday, September 8th from 9:30am to 1:45pm the workshops are located at Zion Lutheran Church, 2982 Davis Road in Fairbanks. Workshop fees are $25 a day. Interested participants may request a workshop registration packet at www.fairbankshospitalfoundation.com, or by emailing fnff2012@gmail.com. Several needs based Scholarship opportunities will be available for students attending all three days. Classes are open to beginning fiddle players up to intermediate and advanced levels.
The Far North Fiddle Fest Concert will be held on Sat. Sept. 8th at 7pm in the UAF Davis Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 Adults and $10 for children, seniors, military and UAF students. All proceeds for this event will benefit FMH Hospice Services (f/k/a Hospice of the Tanana Valley). The two major sponsors for the Fiddle Fest are Fairbanks Cancer Care Physicians, P.C. and The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation.
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