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

January 5, 2007

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Organizers of the 2007 Mardi Gras Fiddlers' Jamboree have put 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, which has become a St. John Valley tradition, will be held on Sunday, February 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in UMFK's Nowland Hall.

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. "Last year, Nowland Hall was filled with over 25 performing musicians and held an audience of 200."

The Jamboree has become very successful and attendance has grown over the years with people dancing, feet stomping, and cameras rolling.

In addition to being an event that audience members look forward to each year, the jamboree also is 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 free and open to the public.

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 or Susan Tardie at (207) 834-7557 or 1-888-879-8635 before February 12.