We are writing to encourage you to include the fourth annual Princeton Traditional Music Festival in your summer plans.
The festival takes place from Friday, August 19th to Sunday, August 21nd in the small town of Princeton, 300 kilometers (about 180 miles) east of Vancouver BC. The Festival begins at 6:30 pm on Friday evening with an opening ceremony, after which there will be a country dance with a live band and caller right on the street. Last year the dance was a big hit, with people of all ages dancing together. Saturday and Sunday will have music from 10 am until 6 pm on two stages right in town. You’ll hear everything from Celtic bands, sea shanties, bagpipes, ballads, accordions, cowboy poetry and much more. And it’s all free! You get 2½ days of music for nothing. To find out more please visit our website at www.princetonfestival.wordpress.com
Princeton boasts beautiful scenery and sunny weather, so if you incorporate the Festival into your holiday you can follow or precede it with camping, swimming, hiking or whatever. If you are thinking of booking a motel you should do so immediately. The local copper mine is in the process of reopening and many of the workers are living in motels, so space is very limited.
If you are a performer of traditional music or know people within 400 kilometers of Princeton who play traditional music, there is a performer application form on our website. Performers don’t get paid but we plan to offer meals and accommodation. We are particularly interested in performers from BC’s southern interior.
Rika Ruebsaat & Jon Bartlett Princeton Traditional Music Festival