Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp

 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp is located 10 kilometres south of Ottawa at the RCMP Campsite, Long Island Locks, Manotick, Ontario. The campus includes 14 cabins, washrooms, a covered barbeque pit and picnic tables.

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Graham Sheppard
Camp Director

The camp is designed for fiddlers and pianists who want to learn old-time fiddle tunes and piano accompaniment. The emphasis is on playing by ear. There are classes for beginners, intermediate and advances players. Piano players should have a basic knowledge of chords.


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Ron Bourque, Camp Director
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Peer Norgaard
Camp Director
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Fiddlers Entertain “Friends in Sportfishing” Special Needs Kids


A wonderful charity was discovered this summer at The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp:  Friends in Sportfishing, run by a group of volunteers.  They invite special needs and seniors groups to spend an hour on their boat on the Long Island Locks.

“Sportfishing” has five accessible 28’ pontoon boats,
servicing over 120 social service agencies in Perth, Carleton Place and Ottawa
operating five days a week June to September.  And they don’t charge.


When Brian Hebert heard about this group, he asked his fiddle class to perform for one of the special needs groups after their boat ride.
While the children from “Special Needs Camp Keshet for Kids”
ate their lunch on picnic benches, Brian’s class played
 a variety of fiddle tunes to the delight of their audience, including “Sportfishing” volunteers: Former RCMP Ron Chaytor and David Ledoux.


After the performance, the fiddlers were invited to take a ride on the boat.
Of course, they couldn't resist playing music
 as they headed down the Ottawa River.

Instructors


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Calvin Vollrath
2-Time Grand North American
 Old Tyme Fiddle Champion
Pictured with Eric Provencher

Calvin composed five fiddle tunes for the Opening Ceremonies of the
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada for the  fiddle segment
"Rhythms of the Fall."
He was
sitting on a chair with the symphony orchestra
proudly playing his fiddle.

Camp Talent Show


©Photo by Tom Robertson
Lois Siegel and the Ugly Stick


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Ugly Stick
Elmer From West Virginia
Band: The West Virginia Swamp Rats
Created by Lois Siegel
with the assistance of Roger Michon
 


Presentation to Len Grace
 Camp Director


Quicktime Movie  
Director/Camera: Lois Siegel
Editor: Mélanie Lafrance, Ecole Secondaire de Casselman
Special Thanks to General Assembly Production Centre, Ottawa

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Featuring: Meaghan LaGrandeur
Playing "Valse Clog" 
Traditional Quebecois Waltz


Peer Norgaard
President
Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association


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