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Call out for musicians, entertainers as UMFK Fiddler's Jamboree draws near

January 27, 2006



Great music and fun from area musicians who entertained folks last year at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Fiddler's Jamboree during the Mardi Gras celebration. This year's event will be held in Nowland Hall on Sunday, February 26.

Organizers of this year's Mardi Gras Fiddler's Jamboree are putting out a call to area musicians and entertainers to participate in the largest jam session and house party, which has been held annually on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus for more then a decade.

The jamboree has become a St. John Valley tradition which will be held on Sunday, February 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Nowland Hall.

This year, Warren Harvey has agreed to coordinate the call for musical talent for the Jamboree and work along with the University.

"We are looking for area musicians who are willing and committed to participating in the popular event" said Harvey.

The Jamboree has become very successful and the number of people attending has grown over the years. Last year's audience packed the Bengal's Lair where people were dancing, feet were stomping, and cameras were rolling.

This year the event will be held in Nowland Hall, to better accommodate the greater number of attendees expected this year.

Harvey adds, "Nowland Hall will surely give more room for the performing musicians and the occasional audience member turned step dancer."

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 event brings together talented musicians for an afternoon of impromptu performances.

In the past, the jamboree has drawn both performers and an audience from throughout Aroostook County and Western New Brunswick.

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

Fiddlers, guitarists, other acoustic musicians, and singers are invited and encouraged to take part in the Sunday afternoon concert.

Interested participants are encouraged to contact Warren Harvey in advance of the jamboree, at (207) 834-6544 before February 17, if they interested in participating in the event.