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Fitzgerald Family to perform in Wadena concert series

The Fitzgerald Family -- Julie, Kerry, Tom and Pat, plus parents Pam and Paddy -- will bring their family show called "Everything Fitz" to the stage at Wadena Memorial Auditorim at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22.

Their appearance is part of the current concert series sponsored by the Wadena Area Concert Association.

"Everything Fitz" is a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada's finest young musicians. With roots hi the Canadian old-tune fiddle tradition, their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles -- everything from Celtic, bluegrass and western swing, to entertaining novelty tunes and choreographed step dance routines.

Julie, Kerry and Tom are all champion fiddlers and provide intricate three-part fiddle harmonies as well as solo improvisations on fiddle and mandolin. Additional instrumentation includes Pat on percussion along with parents Pam and Paddy providing accompaniment on piano and bass guitar. An audience favorite is the award-winning step dancing routines performed by all four siblings.

The band has toured across Canada and the United States performing in theaters, on festival stages, at fairs and exhibitions as well as corporate and fund-raising events plus outreach programs in schools.

The family has recorded two CDs as well as a DVD of one of their live shows. These spirited young performers are noted for their polished performances and provide wholesome, captivating entertainment for all ages, but particularly for families.

If you don't already have your family membership, call Bonnie Kingsley at (218) 631-4178.