It’s not every day a Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion steps on to an Osoyoos stage.
Such will occur this evening as Daniel Gervais performs at Gyro Park as part of the Music in the Park program.
The two-time Canadian fiddle champion (2016 and 2011) travelled from Edmonton to perform — and will spend time with family in the community as well.
Daniel has played violin since the age of five and, while playing classical violin, has also mastered a variety of fiddle styles.
Now teaching in the jazz and popular music program at MacEwan University in Edmonton, he satisfies his desire to perform with school and house shows, playing with Roger Dallaire as Trad’badour, a French-Canadian duo and with Hot Club Edmonton.
Daniel performed at the 2012 London Olympics, has played Carnegie Hall and also has several television and radio appearances to his credit.
He has six albums to his credit, including three solo albums, Flying Fiddle (2003) and Endless Possibilities (2005) and Old Red Barn (2013).
In 2006, he was nominated for “Young Performer of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Music in the Park is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start. The concert is free; attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
A picnic supper is optional. Dancing is encouraged.