Fort York, World Fiddle Day

A beautiful Saturday in Toronto. I wandered down to Fort York, the setting for this year’s World Fiddle Day. It’s been many years since I’ve been to the fort,sure noticed the city encroaching from all sides. Hard to believe the waves of Lake Ontario used to come up right to these old brick walls.

DSC_0330 DSC_0376DSC_0364DSC_0367These wonderful old buildings were a wonderful setting for a celebration of the fiddle. An instrument with a world-wide appeal and love.DSC_0362 DSC_0359 DSC_0355

And come they did. The music spanned the globe and represented fiddle music from all over the world.

DSC_0337-001 DSC_0351 DSC_0397After a morning of performances by various bands the fiddle players gathered en masse and played tunes from Acadian to Quebecois, to Scotland. DSC_0369 DSC_0394There had to be at least 60 or so fiddles playing in a celebration worthy of some serious toe-tapping.

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DSC_0466 DSC_0486 DSC_0495 A worthwhile celebration of one of the oldest instruments.DSC_0509 DSC_0458

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And on my ride home I noticed this music thing is catching on. As always enjoy Toronto and please take the time to enjoy the music.DSC_0517 DSC_0520

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