2012 FIDDLE FEST & Community Contra Country Dance

The local Branch #18 Funtime Fiddlers will be out in force on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th, at the annual Fiddle Fest at the Merville Hall.

Friday's fiddle concert features Kelli Trottier and Greg Simm.

Saturday features workshops and the evening Community Contra Country Dance. A short dance workshop preceeds the dance so get there early to practice your moves. At 7:30PM the dance will commence and will whirl on until the partying patrons are practically pooped. With Contra dances being taught on the spot it is
easy to join in if you are a beginner and experienced dancers will always
find a challenge to inspire them. All are welcome. The Funtime Fiddlers
are adept at playing waltzes, polkas and two steps inbetween the Contra
dances and some of the youth and older players will play solos for your
dancing pleasure.

The hall is looking pretty swish and the canteen will have evening
refreshments to slake your thirst. Everyone is relaxed and friendly and
eager to have some good old fashioned fun. Thank you to everyone for your
continued support of community fiddle dances with the Funtime Fiddlers and

What: Fiddle Fest, Concert Community Contra Country Dance
Where: The Merville Hall in Merville
When: Friday, March 9th. Saturday, March 10th. Dance 7:30; Fiddle Event 4:00pm
Cost: Concert $15 / $8. Dance $10, youth $5.


The Funtime Fiddlers, Comox Valley Branch #18 of the BCOTFA, is entering their third year as a sanctioned club. Anyone is invited to be a member...musicians, dancers, young and old. The club is gearing themselves up to be the main players for Contra Dances in the North Island. We blend Old Time dances with our Contra Dance sets so you can have the best of both worlds. Contra / Old Time Dances are generally held on the third Saturday of the month from September to April (though sometimes the dates are changed due to availability of players, caller and hall...check here for dates) and they are at the posh and "getting updated" Merville Hall in Merville, on the Old Island Highway, between Courtenay and Campbell River. Dance starts at 7:00pm until 10:00pm. Meetings are held every couple of months. Membership is $10.00 for the year and there is a family rate.