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Family fiddle, song and dance performance
enthralls PWL Stettler residents

Sep 25th, 2017

The always popular Craig West & Family returned to Points West Stettler for another well-attended performance on September 7th. Born blind, Craig took up the violin at the age of 11 and has mastered its various genres from classical concert pieces to gypsy music, old-time fiddling, bluegrass, and gospel. He was accompanied by his wife Angie on the piano and twin daughters who sing and dance. 

Always a packed house

According to recreation coordinator Jenn Dixon, residents always look forward to Craig’s visits. “It is always a packed house when he comes. The residents love his varied selection of songs,” Jenn says, “Craig is (resident) Leona Erickson’s nephew, and she always lets us know when he is coming.”

Residents have also come to delight in the couple’s twin eight-year-old daughters, Elisabeth and Erica. “They say those two are the cutest things,” says Jenn, “especially when they sing together.”

Family travels throughout Alberta

Craig has a Diploma in Music Performance from Mount Royal College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Calgary. The family lives in High River and travels throughout Alberta performing at community events and in seniors’ residences. They play at parties, weddings, and funerals as well as events in and around Calgary. He has some CDs available through his website.

Photo: PWL Stettler residents watch and listen with delight at the Craig West and Family performance on September 7. Craig's aunt, resident Leona Erickson is in the front row, second from the window.

More photos at Flickr: Family fiddle, song and dance performance enthralls PWL Stettler residents

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