That old time music

Many took to the dance floor while old time music played at the Legion's Senior's Luncheon in Barriere.

Once again, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary organized and prepared an annual luncheon for area seniors with the added enjoyment of the Old Time Fiddlers who come from Kamloops to play for the event.

Every seat was taken in the Barriere Legion on Sunday, Apr. 17, and extra chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the overflow of guests, most of whom had also enjoyed this event in past years.

The food served was excellent, receiving positive comments and praise all around.

There was no sign of boredom anywhere during the luncheon; and contrary to some opinions, seniors can certainly be a lively lot. Everyone had a great time visiting with each other, and were excited to meet old friends they had not seen for some time.  After a delicious dessert, the musicians continued to play for the crowd, and their lively music encouraged many couples onto the dance floor.

The Kamloops chapter of the Old Time Fiddlers was founded in 1982. Members of this group say they connected because they shared a love of old time music and traditional dancing.

Besides playing for various functions, the group meets twice a month for practice, and also hold dances every second Saturday of the month.  The group consists mostly of seniors, who want to preserve a type of music that is, regrettably, slowly disappearing.  Local resident Paul Faessler is a member of the Old Time Fiddlers.

Those who attended the  Apr. 17 luncheon say they enjoyed the afternoon immensely, and the music provided by the Old Time Fiddlers “will be enjoyed for a long time yet”.


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