Presented by Giant Tiger Summerside and Festival of Small Halls
Ivan and Vivian Hicks are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote old-time fiddling throughout North America. Their music has roots steeped in tradition but their approach to getting it into the hearts and minds of people is modern and innovative.
Ivan Hicks, a member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, has been playing old-time music for 70 years, is an accomplished composer, recording artist, performer and mentor and lively ambassador for Atlantic Canada’s heritage.
Throughout the years he has been a member of various bands including the Marshwinds dance band (1969-1990) and Maritime Express, an old-time and bluegrass band (1979-2005). In the late 1970s he formed the community fiddle group Sussex Avenue Fiddlers of which he is director.
Enjoy an afternoon of award winning fiddling, stepdancing and vocals with Ivan and Vivian and the Sussex Avenue Fiddlers at the Harbourfront Theatre on Sunday, September 4, at 2 PM.