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UMFK to host Fiddler's Jamboree this weekend

February 17, 2006



Fiddlers and other musicians from throughout Aroostook County and Western New Brunswick are preparing for the area's largest jam session and house party at the annual Mardi Gras Fiddlers Jamboree on Sunday, February 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Maine at Fort Kent in Nowland Hall.

The event is a favorite during the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras celebration.

"What a wonderful time to see a group of talented musicians, that together are part of creating and sharing the magic of music," said jamboree chair Warren Harvey.

Harvey has worked to coordinate the call for musical talent for the jamboree while working along side UMFK.

This is joyous community event according to President Richard Cost.

"We are thrilled to host the event together with the French Heritage Council and we look forward to the wonderful music every year," said Cost.

In addition to being an event that audience members look forward to each year, the jamboree is also a favorite of the musicians who perform.

The jamboree is a great way to see how Valley people would come together for fun.

The occasional audience member turned step dance is not uncommon and indeed encouraged at this event.

In addition to great music and fun, people attending the Fiddler's Jamboree will also be treated to refreshments, coffee, punch, pretzels and chips.

The event is open to the public and the admission is free.

The doors will only open at 12:30 p.m. for the public.

The Mardi Gras Fiddler's Jamboree begins Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in UMFK's Nowland Hall and continues through 3:00 p.m.