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Peter McCracken Named ‘Best of the West’

Peter McCracken Named ‘Best of the West’

Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) announced this week that Peter McCracken and Centrum, along with legendary songwriter/performer Danny O’Keefe are the recipients of its Best of the West Awards for 2016. The Best of the West awards were established by FAR-West in 2005 to honor individuals who have maintained an enduring presence in the folk and acoustic music scene in

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Jesse Lege Added to Fiddle Tunes Faculty

The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has added Cajun accordion master Jesse Lege, to the workshop faculty for the 40th gathering, July 3-10, 2016. When you think of Jesse Lege, you might think of the accordion, or his tattoo, or his ability to skin a chicken in one piece, or how hard he works, or

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Performance April 17

Centrum brings master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser with cellist Natalie Haas to Port Townsend at 3 p.m. April 17, 2016 for a special performance in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden. Purchase tickets online or by calling (800) 746.1982. Fraser is known as a consummate performer. His dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of

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Wendy MacIsaac at Fiddle Tunes this Summer

Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish, Cape Breton. A born performer, she began appearing publicly at age 5 as a step dancer. At age 12, she began fiddle lessons with Stan Chapman. By age fifteen, Wendy was playing dances all over Cape Breton Island, forming the sound that makes

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