With the passing of Everett Larson in July, our fiddle and accordion community lost a pioneer. Everett taught generations of fiddlers and accordionists in Saskatoon and his influence will reverberate for a long, long time. Come join the Saskatoon music community as we pay tribute to this generous and gentle mentor. The concert will feature many of Everett’s students, including James Steele on fiddle, and Ken Pizurny and Ray Penner on accordion. Members of the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra will perform several tunes, as will John Arcand and other musical guests.
While dedicated to the musical roots of the fiddle repertoire, the Canadian Fiddle Revue also embraces the new fiddle music destined to become part of the tradition. The Revue showcases the talents of perennial favourites J.J. Guy, Daniel Koulack, Troy MacGillivray, and Gordon Stobbe. This year’s featured performers are five-time Grand North American Fiddle Champion Ivonne Hernandez, three-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion Mark Sullivan, and Quebec button accordion virtuoso Sabin Jacques.