FESTIVAL: JULY 13TH – 15TH, 2018 • MUSIC CAMP: JULY 10TH – 12TH, 2018
The Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival was created to preserve Prince Edward Island’s tradition of music. Today it celebrates a history of successful growth for 4 decades.
Every year, during the 3rd weekend of July, our festival continues to feature top world class performers. Over the years musicians like Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, Richard Wood, Troy MacGillivray, Jerry Holland, The Chaisson Family, The East Pointers and many others have performed on our stage. Our festival draws fans both young and old from around the world. July 13-15 will mark our 42st year.
If you’re planning your summer’s get-a-way in eastern Canada you won’t want to miss our festival and music camp. It is the perfect spot for the whole family. We have modern on-site facilities and the best traditional music you’ll find anywhere.
COMING UP: Free FUN Fall/Winter Fiddle Lessons Community Information session on 16th October. If you have doubt that this is your year to start playing, here's what teacher Kathryn Dau-Schmidt has to tell you! "We go to the lessons in order to have fun. I try to make the lessons as fun as possible, given we do have to learn something, because music should be fun. Most of us will never make a living performing music, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun making music. AND it takes a whole lot of people playing for fun and going to concerts for fun in order to support the few people who do make a living at it. So if someone thinks they could have fun coming to the classes, they should come. One other thing, the amount of talent in eastern PEI is fairly intimidating to people, especially adults, trying to learn to play. So again the emphasis on fun. We may never play as well as some of the fiddlers there, but we can have fun." Photo by Elizabeth Peters... See MoreSee Less