Get ready to swing your partner to the upbeat, backwoods fiddling of the Wild Canadians this Saturday, May 18.
The band, featuring three fiddles, accordion, mandolin and guitar, will be playing and calling old-time contra dances from 7 to 8:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion in Nelson.
Five homeschooled siblings and their Dad, this family band started their musical adventures in a dirt floored cabin on a snowy Kootenay mountainside, without electricity, TV, phone or running water. Almost two decades later, they are still travelling and playing music together, at home on Cortes Island, where they are a local dance favourite, or when sailing the Salish Sea on their wooden ketch.
Come out and dance, no experience is required, or just come and listen to some infectiously fun traditional fiddle music. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Bring some water and indoor dancing shoes.