On Tuesday, November 15, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will present Everything Fitz!
Meet the Fitzgeralds — a family group featuring three-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. They are joined by their parents Pam and Paddy, as well as guitarist and lead vocalist Nate Douglas.
The band presents a program of music and dance which reflects their distinct Canadian culture — namely the rich tradition of Canadian old-time fiddling and Ottawa-Valley step dancing.
This family’s musical journey began early in life as they studied the unique style that evolved with Irish, Scottish and French immigrants. Over time, they have developed their art form to include various styles of fiddle music including Celtic, jazz, bluegrass, French-Canadian, and pop. They have also explored other forms of dance including tap and Irish. The siblings continue to push boundaries by fusing traditional and modern styles of fiddle and dance to create their own unique sound and style. Their creativity and passion for experimentation has led them to compose original tunes and arrangements.
At a very young age, the siblings amazed audiences with their precision and sense of musicality. They spent their early years competing at fiddle and step dance competitions across Ontario which provided them with a stage on which to hone their craft. Over the years, they have pursued their goals in music, which has opened the doors to many enriching experiences.
Individually, the musicians in the group have had successful solo careers. Highlights include performances with: Leahy, Natalie McMaster, Cherish the Ladies, Bowfire, The StepCrew, Ireland’s Sharon Shannon, Carlos Nunez, Solas, Liz Carroll, We Banjo 3, World-Fest, Silver Dollar City, Branson MO.
These spirited young performers are noted for their polished performances and provide wholesome, captivating entertainment for a diverse audience. Performing in theatres, on festival stages, at fairs and exhibitions as well as corporate and fund-raising events and outreach programs in schools, Everything Fitz has received glowing reviews from promoters, organizers and fans across Canada and the United States.
Tickets are $35 and $29 for Key City Theatre members. Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at www.keycitytheatre.com