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UMFK to host Fiddlers' Jamboree on Sunday, February 14

January 25, 2010




The University of Maine at Fort Kent is preparing for the area’s largest jam session and house party for music lovers at the annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree, which will be held on Sunday, February 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. in UMFK’s Fox Auditorium. The doors will open to the public at 12:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Donations will be greatly appreciated to offset the cost of the event. 
The jamboree brings together talented musicians for an afternoon of impromptu performances. Rising stars, as well as seasoned veterans take their turn. The event is an opportunity for people to strut their stuff whether they play an instrument, sing, or dance.
Last year’s event drew more than 40 entertainers from Aroostook County, southern Maine, the St. John Valley, and western New Brunswick. You will be amazed by the talent that lives amongst us. The jamboree is very successful and attendance continues to grow with peoples’ feet stomping and cameras rolling.
In addition to the jamboree on Sunday, the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes will host a Mardi Gras exhibit throughout the month and a special opening ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acadian Archives. A Mardi Gras king cake will be served. The public is welcome.
UMFK continues to preserve and foster an appreciation of the Acadian and Franco-American heritage and culture by hosting events such as the “Fiddlers’ Jamboree” and the “Sucrerie,” which will be held this year on Thursday, March 18.
Fiddlers, guitarists, other acoustic musicians, and singers are still invited and encouraged to take part in the Sunday afternoon jam session.
Interested participants are encouraged to contact in advance of the jamboree, Susan Tardie at (207) 834-7557 or 1-888-879-8635 or Warren Harvey, at (207) 834-3939 before Friday, February 5, 2010.