The Shelburne Heritage Music Festival & The 67th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship of 2017!
The Shelburne Heritage Music Festival hosted by The Shelburne Rotary Club kicked off Wednesday, August 9, 2017 with Shelburne’s very own locally talented fiddlers headed up by Greg Holmes of Holmes Appliances and Music Shop hosting a Country Jamboree and Dance. Thursday evening, many attendedthe musical event at Shelburne’s CDRC (Centre Dufferin Recreational Complex) featuring the Fitzgerald Family taking fiddling and stepping to new heights and speeds. Extremely engaging and entertaining way to spend the first night of four exciting evenings during Shelburne’s Heritage Music Festival of 2017. Video below.
Click on image(above) for video. Be Prepared To Say, “WOW!”
See People You Know Sharing Shelburne With The World!
And At Shelburne’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220, the fun, the music, the meat spin, (not actual meat spinning- but you spin a board to win meat) and the live entertainment never stops as Wasted Measures performed.
Friday, August 11, 2017 Playdowns began and competition during the 67th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship was full of talent making judging a very difficult task. The event’s Master of Ceremony was the very talented and critically acclaimed performer, Scott Woods of the Scott Woods Band. The judges this year, also talented performers Tyler Beckett, Karen Reed and Matthew Johnston began the event with their performance of Oh Canada.
Click image above to visit The Shelburne Freelancer Youtube Page where you will find excellent coverage of the 67th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship 2017!
See Anyone You Know?
Exceptionally Talented Johnson Crook Band Opened For CMA Award Winner, Corb Lund On Saturday Night To Packed Venue! See Anyone You Know? Click images for videos.
Saturday events Included The BIA Sidewalk Sale, Parade, Bouncy Castle, Archery, Entertainment At Jack Downing Park Featuring Troupe-Adore, Face Painting, Balloon Animals And The Very Fortunate Were Able To Enjoy Stilt Walkers Of All Ages! Breakfast was served up at Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion Branch 220, where hours were spent at the Dunk Tank!
The Parade of 2017
Sadly, the Parade didn’t last long. With fewer floats than in passed years, the crowd which gathered was confused by the lack of participation, and even crowd attendance was down this year. Big Thanks To those who entered floats, and participated. Town Mayor, Ken Bennington, also surprised by the Parade, poor attendance, and lack o f number of floats commented that he has great hopes next year will see greater attendance and number of floats.
Elvis Impersonator, Dustin Bricker Performed Live! Missed it- Don’t worry. Video coverage below and you have to hear this talented young man!
Click image above for Video. This young man is Fantastic!
Saturday Night: The 67th Canadian Open Fiddle Championship Playdowns followed By The Barrell Boys Live Performance! Video coverage is up on The Shelburne freelancer Youtube Channel Page.
Sunday, the last day of the exciting musical filled weekend of events finished up with a non-denominational Church Service unlike any other. So much fun and so inspiring, even a devout Athiest would enjoy this inclusive, welcoming and engaging service. Video coverage coming soon.
Image List of Winners generously provided by Heritage Music Festival Organizers