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        16th. Annual Super Fiddle Show The 16th. Annual Super Fiddle Show will take place at the Riverview High School Theatre, Riverview, New Brunswick on Saturday, May 8, 2004.

        Proceeds from this concert go to the Riverview High School Safe Grad program. This year?s guests include the first time appearance of Quebec accordionist, Gaston Nolet and an exciting group of young musicians and dancers from central Nova Scotia, ?Fiddles and Feet?; vocalist Gordon Tucker, Stewiacke, N.S; award winning fiddler and pianist Troy MacGillvray, Antogonish, N.S; New Brunswick fiddler, Allison Inch; perennial favourites, Sussex Avenue Fiddlers from Moncton and area with Ivan and Vivian Hicks.

        Gaston Nolet is recognized as one of Quebec?s premier accordionists. He was born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine and started playing on the diatonic accordion at age 14.

        Fiddles and Feet consist of four teenagers ? Alycia Putman, fiddle, Laura Lee Marshall, fiddle, Alisha Hannam, fiddle and Janelle Putman, mandolin, presenting many different musical styles from Downeast to Cape Breton, swing and blues.

        Gordon Tucker is a multi-instrumentalist who also delivers a great song. He is the leader of the dance band, The Berry Hill Band.

        Troy McGillvray first appeared on the Super Fiddle Show as a piano back-up for his-award winning sister, Kendra MacGillvray. He is an incredibly accomplished piano player and fiddler in the Cape Breton style.

        Allison Inch hails from Grand Bay, N.B. and has played for dances and entertained on stage for many decades. He has recorded two fiddling albums, and is a regular on the Gary Morris Valley Jamboree show.

        Sussex Avenue Fiddlers is a community group based in the Moncton area and under the direction of Ivan and Vivian Hicks. The group has performed all over Eastern Canada and the United States. This will be their 16th. Appearance, on the Super Fiddle Show.

        Ivan will be MC for the show. Tom Johnson, Del Wheaton and Vivian Hicks will provide back-up during the evening.

        Tickets are, $12.00 advance, $15.00 at the door and showtime is 7:30 PM. For more information call Ivan Hicks, ph/fax: 1-506-386-2996


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