02/06/20 - CALVIN VOLLRATH

With Clinton Pelletier (Guitar), and Rhea Labrie (Step Dancing) an international star! Calvin Vollrath is a violinist’s dream. Very Big Deal. Worth every penny and then some.

Recognized internationally for his performing, teaching, judging and composing abilities, Calvin is ‘Canada’s Fiddling Sensation’. He has released 69 of his own albums and composed near 700 tunes, many of which have become standard contest and dance tunes played across North America & Europe. Calvin is a driving force behind the revitalization of fiddle music in Canada. Calvin was commissioned to compose 5 fiddle tunes for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies to represent various Canadian Fiddle styles. He is well-sought out to play fiddle on countless recordings of other artists and has shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson and Vince Gill. He has been recognized with several honors including induction into the ‘North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame’ and having his name displayed on St. Paul’s ‘Home of’ welcome sign. He is a proud founding member of the Alberta Old Tyme Fiddler’s Association, Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddler’s Association & the Alberta Society of Fiddlers. July 2020 will see the 14th annual ‘Camp Calvin’ in St. Paul AB, offering quality instruction in fiddle, piano & guitar. 
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Clinton Pelletier’s understanding and respect of the guitar far exceeds his years. He began playing when he was eleven years old under the guidance of his father, Freddie Pelletier. At sixteen years of age, Clinton received the “B.E.S.T. International Scholarship” from Berklee College of Music. He decided however to attend Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta where he received honors with distinction. Following his studies, he toured with April Verch and later on with the world-famous group, Barrage. After having toured extensively across North America, Clinton decided to settle back into Edmonton where he has since become one of the most sought-after freelance guitarists in the Country, Folk and Jazz scenes. To date, Clinton has initiated several projects including the WCMA award winning group Hot Club Edmonton, his own recording studio called ReelTime Studios and the highly successful Planet Music School. Over the years, Clinton has released many recordings including, Like Father, Like Son, Beginner Guitar with Freddie and Clinton, Naturally, and Thanks to Tradition. The sky is the limit for this virtuoso guitarist!

Rhea Labrie began step dancing at a very young age, thanks to her father. Her interest in dance brought her to another level when she was accepted at the National Folk Ensemble 'Les Sortilèges' in Montreal, PQ in 1987. During her five years with the company, she moved up to first dancer and has played many leading roles. Rhea has toured throughout Canada, the United States and of Europe. 

She was a dance resource person offering dance workshops in Western Canada but also in other parts of Canada and the US. For more than 20 years, she taught jigging at Les Blés d'Or dance school in St. Paul, AB. These days, she appears with her husband, the renowned fiddler Calvin Vollrath.


Thursday February 06, 2020 | 8:00 PM | $25.00
Reservations: (626) 798-6236


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