Kelli Trottier coming to Shelburne

June 30, 2015   ·   0 Comments

The 65th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship will take place August 5–9, 2015 in Shelburne, Ontario. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, the event features Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes. Community events in conjunction with the Championship include camping, a giant fiddle parade, an open air market, and non-denominational church service.
Kelli Trottier Entertains
The Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship starts with the playdowns on Friday, August 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex (Shelburne Arena). Classes that will compete in the afternoon include the 9 and under, 10–12 and 56 and over. The evening features the remaining classes.
The contest finals happen on Saturday, August 8 at 6 p.m. and will feature the crowning of the Canadian Open Champion and Canadian Open Junior Champion, entertainment, and the judges’ showcase.
We are excited to announce that Kelli Trottier, along with bandmates Andy Thompson and Jerry Clancy, will be performing Saturday afternoon and evening (August 8 at 3:15 pm and 6 p.m.). Come out and join the fun as they fiddle, step-dance and sing the day away!
Born and raised in the hotbed of musical tradition and innovation that is Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, Kelli Trottier discovered her passion for entertaining, learned her craft, and developed her distinctive style while still right at home.
Kelli’s musical odyssey of dance, fiddle and song began early in life as she studied and mastered the unique and fluid style of stepdance that evolved with the loggers and woodsmen of the historic Ottawa River watershed.
The fiddle was a natural extension of the dance; you just can’t have one without the other. Developing her art from these deep and lasting roots, while allowing the influences of contemporary music to help shape her performing and recording career, has earned Kelli a dedicated and growing following and glowing accolades from promoters, organizers and fans.
She has been nominated three times for Fiddle Player of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association and is featured instrumentally and vocally on many studio recordings for other artists.
Singing, dancing and playing her way to the top of her musical genre, Kelli Trottier is an unforgettable and enchanting artist, consistently delivering performances that raise her stature in the hearts and memories of audiences everywhere.
Back by popular demand after fantastic show in 2014, the Rotary Club is excited to present Linsey and Tyler Beckett on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 pm. The Beckett Family is sure to get your toes tappin’ with their arrangements of traditional country music and old tyme fiddling. Their show captures the corners of traditional music from Western Swing to Bluegrass, includes exhilarating step dancing, down home humour, ole tyme fiddling and special guests. The Beckett Family have three recordings available, “Fiddlin’ 4 Generations,” which included great grandpa, Elmer Beckett, “Changing Times”, and their latest, “The Roots of Our Raising.”
Proceeds of the Fiddle Championship support Shelburne Rotary’s many charitable projects, including: development of, and major financial contribution to, new BMX riding area in Greenwood Park; renovation and expansion of the Centre Dufferin Recreation Centre (Shelburne Arena); Headwaters Health Care Centre (Orangeville Hospital); re-development of the Shelburne Library; Girl Guides and Boy Scouts; minor sports, such as: hockey, baseball, figure skating, lacrosse, soccer; Shepherd’s Cupboard food bank and many more!
Event Package:
• (Thurs. eve., Fri. all day, Sat. aft. and eve.) Adults: $50 Youth: $22 (12 Years and Under)
• Beckett Family Show: Thurs. Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., adults: $25, youth: $10 (12 years and under)
• Competition Playdowns: Fri. Aug. 7, 1 & 7 p.m., adults: $10, youth: $3 (12 years and under)
• Fiddle/Stepdance Show: Sat. Aug. 8, 3:15 p.m., adults: $7, youth: free (12 years and under)
• Fiddle Championship: Sat. Aug. 8, 6 p.m., adults: $25, youth: $10 (12 years and under)
For tickets call 519 925-8620 or visit
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