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Jon Bartlett Princeton Traditional Music Festival 2012 (49) RE: Princeton Traditional Music Festival 04 Jun 12


Larry and Robin are just two of the performers lined up for this year's Festival. Here is an (almost) complete list:
Mary Armitage, Alex Atamanenko and Lawrence Halisheff, Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, Choir Slovenia, Claddach, Karel Crepnjak, Dark Willow, Diggers, Doc And Nak, Erratica, Fraser Union, John Gothard, Rosaleen Gregory, Betty Hendrickson, Stewart Hendrickson, Hokum Steamers, Dick and Carol Holdstock, In The Family Way, Jasmine Fiona, King's Shilling, Lemon Gin, Little Mountain Step & Clog, Ben Meti, Morgan & Graves, Orkestar Slivovica, Out Of The Green, Pasties 'N' Porridge, Psycho Acoustic Ceili Band, Tom Rawson, Chris Roe, Larry Saidman & Robin Cottle, Sarah Jane Scouten, Penny Sidor, Skweez, Slovenian Folklore Dancers, Soft Focus, Solidarity Notes Labour Choir, Something About Reptiles, Stab The Cat, Phillip Tidd, Vazzy, Randy Vic and Becky Deryckx, Without A Net, Zeellia.

Each year we celebrate one of the founding cultures of Princeton. Last year was the year of the Scots, and this year we've put together several presentations from eastern Europe, which contributed some 40% of Princeton's population in the 20's. They came mostly for the mining - gold at Hedley, copper at Copper Mountain, just south of town, and coal at Coalmont (obviously!), Blakeburn and Princeton itself, which still sees occasional sink holes appearing in streets and gardens, where underground workings have collapsed.

We'll have accordion music from Albania, a cabaret band from Turkey, a roma band, specializing in dance and wedding musics from across the Balkans, Slovenian singers, dancers and accordion music, and Russian songs (from our MP and also from a twenty-voice Doukhobor choir).

The festival is located right downtown, is FREE and runs 17-19 August 2012. I hope to see lots of 'Catters!

Jon Bartlett


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