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National Fiddling Day 2016

National Fiddling Day 2016To celebrate National Fiddling Day, the Miramichi Fiddlers hosted an afternoon filled with fiddling and other entertainment on Saturday May 21st at the French Fort Cove Eco-Centre in Newcastle.

A large fun crowd clapped time and enjoyed the selection of music. MP Pat Finnigan and MLA Lisa Harris opened the event, which also featured special guests the Retired Five, Jim Morrison, Jansen Blacquier, and Miramichi treasure, Matilda Murdoch.

Canada designated the third Saturday in May National Fiddle Day in 2015. It is a special day to pay tribute to the country’s fiddling heritage. Former Miramichi MP Tilly O’Neill-Gordon was one of two Maritimers who spearheaded the bill on Parliament Hill to create a national day to celebrate fiddling.

Click to enlarge any of the photos below and to view more photos from Miramichi’s National Fiddling Day celebrations visit the Mighty Miramichi Photo Gallery.

Photos by Grace Trowbridge.

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