Creston Weekend Fiddle Camp offering concert and family barn dance

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Creston Valley fiddler Velle Weitman.

As part of the Creston Weekend Fiddle Camp, and instructors concert will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church.

The four instructors — Mark Sullivan, Karen Dignan, Velle Weitman and Austin Castle — are renowned musicians with many accomplishments, including the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship title and songwriting.

Doors to the May 13 concert open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is by donation.

On Saturday, a family barn dance will be held from 7-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church.

The family barn dance is for all ages and dancing abilities, and will be led by Karen Dignan, a fiddle camp instructor who not only plays fiddle but is a professional square dance caller. She will get everyone involved while the rest of the instructors — Mark Sullivan, Velle Weitman and Austin Castle — will play for the dance.

The Creston Valley has a wealth of musicians and piano back up will be by Zav Rokeby-Thomas and Kalen Huscroft. Advanced students will get a valuable opportunity to join in with the instructors as a part of their camp experience.

Doors to the May 14 dance will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be sold. Admission is $5 per person and $10 per family. All proceeds will be used to provide future fiddle camps in Creston.

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