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20th annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest keeps tradition alive

20th annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest keeps tradition alive
From Global News - August 12, 2017

Now in its 20th year, the John Arcand Fiddle Fest brings together some of the best fiddle players in Saskatchewan.

Jordan Daniels, 15, is one of them.

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So many hours of hard work put in for the contest, Daniels said. Its always the thing I look forward to in the summer.

Daniels has been playing the fiddle for five years now.

It was powerful, because I found out both of my great-grandpas played fiddle so I just really wanted to carry on their tradition, Daniels said.

Daniels has won the junior Saskatchewan championships in back-to-back years, as well as the junior category at Fiddle Fest last year.

He credits his success to his teacher, John Arcand, the founder of the festival, also known as the Master of the Mtis Fiddle.

The two perform at different events together throughout the year.

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