Joining Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show This Summer

I am very excited to have been selected to join the cast of Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show in Niagara Falls this summer! I am the show’s fiddler entertaining more than 100 audiences through my summer break, from the beginning of May to Labour Day! 

It is super to be performing at this premier tourist attraction. Here is what the dinner show website – OhCanadaEh.com – says about the show. 

Canada’s Longest Running Dinner Musical!

Join is for our 26th season! This two-hour show features all-Canadian music; from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Come meet our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. This high-energy production features over 70 songs from all-Canadian artists including music from Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, the Bare Naked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber and many, MANY more. While you’re enjoying the show, our performers serve our famous all-Canadian, family-style meal; at what other restaurant are you served your dinner by a singing Mountie?

I will post more on the show and my summer in the weeks ahead. Rehearsals start later this month! 

This summer I hope you might plan a trip to Niagara to take in the show!  I would love to see you! 

 

 

A Great Surprise

 

To end the summer and to celebrate my going to college, this week my parents held a surprise fiddle jam for me with many friends who I played with through the years. I was very surprised to see everyone who came out to the party! A big thank you for making this jam such a fun time! 

 

My greatest thrill was having my three teachers at the jam. It was a thrill to play with them and so nice to have a chance to talk and share some laughs with them before I head out to Toronto. In this picture below, good friends Karoly Sziladi, Cindy Thompson, and Denis Lanctot. 

Memorable Summertime Gigs

This summer I have had a great time at three gigs – all very different performances.

In mid-June, Jim Hunter accompanied me at the Porchfest de Mississippi Mills in Almonte. From the porch of our home, I performed a 45 minute set of old time and traditional fiddle favourites for folks gathered on the front lawn.

 

In July, I was the guest fiddler at Ernie Fraser’s Celtic Jam show at the Kat & Kraken Pub on Elgin Street. Here I was featured for a set of traditional (and some not-so-traditional) fiddle tunes and then I joined Ernie for a jam session to end his show. Many thanks Ernie!

 

At the end of the month, I performed at the Greely Legion Country Music Festival in Ottawa. It was a great time playing country tunes under the hot sun and having the audience up an dancing to the waltzes.