Champion Canadian family band tour Lancashire

A Canadian family band made up of step-dancing and fiddle champions will bring their UK tour to Lancashire later this month.

The Fitzgeralds, comprising siblings Tom, Kerry and Julie, will perform at Colne Library on Tuesday 30 May at 7.30pm, followed by Bleasdale Parish Hall on Wednesday 31 May at 7.30pm. They will finish their tour of the county at Clayton Green Library on Thursday 1 June at 7pm.

The trio, who hail from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring three–time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high–energy fiddling and mind–blowing step dancing.

The Fitzgeralds perform everything from the rich tradition of Canadian Old Time fiddling and step dancing to various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French–Canadian, and pop. Fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance, they create their own unique sound and style.

The show forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, which brings professional theatre, dance, music and family shows to rural venues across the county.

Speaking ahead of the show, Spot On’s Sue Robinson said:

“We’re extremely excited to bring such a talented family group across from Canada to perform in Lancashire. These guys are champions at both step-dancing and fiddle playing, which makes for a brilliantly energetic show that we’re convinced will keep audiences in Bleasdale entertained all evening!”

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for all ages, can be booked directly from the venues. For the library performances please book with library staff or by emailing colne.library@lancashire.gov.uk or claytongreen.library@lancashire.gov.uk. For the Bleasdale show please call either 01995 606511 or 01995 643499.

For more information on the shows and ticket details, or to see the full Spot On spring season programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Sue Robinson by emailing hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or calling 01254 660 360.