Canadian fiddle champion Kelli Trottier is returning for her third concert in Williams Lake on March 28, fresh from the release of her latest CD, Taking Time.
Trottier, who is known for her inspired step dancing while performing will be accompanied by Barry Nakahara.
For the second year, the Williams Lake Old Time Fiddlers are sponsoring Trottier’s concert that will take place at St. Andrew’s United Church starting at 7 p.m.
Last summer, Trottier was one of four fiddlers who played in the Canadian Senate House as part of an organized event to support a bill to create National Fiddling Day.
The bill passed in the senate and supporters are looking forward to it passing in the House of Commons, says Old Time Fiddler Hal Giles.
He says people interested in hearing an upbeat piece of Kelli’s music can go to her web page at http://kellitrottier.com.
Giles suggests her French Medley. The first tune is Pointe-au-Pic.
During her visit to Williams Lake Trottier will also lead a workshop with the Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers.
Trottier lives in Kingston, Ontario and recently performed with the Kingston Symphony. She has also taught at fiddle retreats held at Gavin Lake and many other venues around Canada.
Tickets are available at the Open Book and from Old Time Fiddlers’ members.
Contact Hal Giles at 250-392-7482 or Ken Emery at 250-296-3229. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students. Children 12 and under come in free accompanied by an adult.