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Saturday, May 15, 2010

For Calvin

One of my dad's nearest and dearest friends, Calvin Vollrath is celebrating his 50th birthday this weekend.

Calvin is one of Canada's national treasures, having been twice crowned the Grand North American Old Tyme Fiddle Champion.  Calvin composed 5 fiddle tunes for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies, and you may have seen him performing there, along side Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie McMaster. 

It was very easy to come up with a birthday card for him.  I added some Metis elements, as Calvin is very proud of his Metis heritage.  The photograph is of Napoleon Nault, a Metis fiddler circa the 1800's. 

Give yourself a treat and visit Calvin's website, where you will here some of his music!


freebird said...

What a great card to make for him - so personalized!

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

How wonderful!!! :-)