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Guestbook Entries - 2013

Candy Gorr
Monroe, MI

Absolutely loved your performance in Ida for the Christmas in Ida celebration. What a great show. So much talent! Keep up the good work. Hope to see you there again!

Julie A
Manchester, MI

Have seen you numerous times and loved every minute of it! Was just wondering when your annual fall concert will be and who you'll be playing with? Saw the concert with Mountain Heart a few years back and was blown away! Hope you'll have the announcement soon on your website. Til then keep up the great playing.

Dear Julie (and others who may be wondering),
We have recently decided to present and host just one special Hometown show per year. We will present our Winter Hometown Concert on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at Saline High School's Ellen Ewing Auditorium. Guest Artist and other details are still TBA. There are a number of reasons for this change, but mainly because it will allow us to better focus and put more resources into one grand show. Hope to see you March 8!
- Saline Fiddlers staff

Kenny Devitt
Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Hi everyone,

Hope you are still performing with the skill and love of music that you gave on your UK isles of smiles tour. You couldn't have chosen a better name for the tour as every time I think of the time I spent with you guys & gals I can't help but smile. Thank you all for the special memories, hope to see you play again some day. You're the best group of people I've ever had the pleasure of taking anywhere.

Love & best wishes from your tour driver in England, Kenny xx

Kelly Engle Paquette
via Facebook

I just got home from seeing you tonight at Nardin Park. What a fun evening! And to think I was entertaining the idea of staying home out of the rain. I'm sure glad I decided to attend! Thank you for your performance and all the time you give to perfecting your craft.

Nigel Desmond
Newport, Wales


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Lee Hopkins
Flushing, MI

Was at your performance last night in Flushing. You are SENSATIONAL performers & I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your concert!

Margaret Dean
Santa Fe, NM

Your performance was one of the highlights of the 2013 Mythopoeic Conference. We loved it!

Paula DiSante
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Saline Fiddlers rocked the house tonight in the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University at Mythcon 44. Thanks for a great show. Loved it!


Really liked the show it was AWESOME!

Ken Mackintosh
Rochdale, UK

Was there in your gig at Wardle High School in Lancashire, Rainy England, last night. What an Event! Still buzzing from the electricity of your performances.

Have a Good Independence Day, you folks; but don't stay independent away !

Sue Davies
Rochdale, UK

Wardle High - WOW what a night

Authentic America comes to the Bronte hills

Great memorable experience we won't forget

Mrs Andrea Parker
Rochdale, UK

You played on Monday at my daughter's primary school ( Healey Primary School ) and she and all her friends ( in the reception class ) really enjoyed your performance - so much so that she insisted that I take her to the Riverside in Whitworth later in the day where she knew you were also performing. We really enjoyed the show but unfortunately Poppy was so tired part way through the evening that she asked to go home and did not see you perform again. However two lovely ladies who I understand are with your group made a very kind gesture of introducing Poppy to your band members. Poppy was a little overwhelmed and didn't know quite what to say but I wanted to say a huge thank you !! We hope you enjoy the rest of your tour and that the weather improves !

Thank you once again !

Gary Fieldhouse
Heywood, Rochdale, UK

We saw you tonight in Whitworth, Rochdale and your musicality, energy, love of music and that crazy bass player made for one of the best live music nights out we've had for a looooong time!

Thank you all so much - keep it up!!!

Michael & Kathy Anderson
Ball Ground, GA

Saw where the SF were in Battle Creek --that's where we grew up! We wondered if our favorites, Alyssa and Amelia are going this summer to the UK? We visited with them when they came to Canton, GA in June 2012.

Michael Simpson
Ypsilanti, MI

While visiting my father at the Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh, MI, I was treated to fantastic concert!

These young, talented musicians, singers, and dancers provided an excellent show! It was a pleasure to hear their music, dancing, singing and everyone really enjoyed their performance. They energized the Cambrian residents, family members, and staff. I am looking forward to seeing them again soon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to make everyone so happy!

Albert Bolitho
Battle Creek, MI

A week ago the Fiddlers presented a concert at First Congregational Church and people are still talking about it! Without a doubt it was the best attended concert we have had in the four years we have put on these concerts. The students impressed me very much not only with their performance, but also with their ability to adapt and work with a new situation. Everyone of them knew what needed to be done, and they proceeded to their respective jobs with dispatch. Very commendable!

Obviously, the concert was a huge success and people were enthusiastic, providing much applause after each set. We have had several requests to bring you back to the church again, and I suspect the SAL committee will give serious consideration to a return concert.

A great bunch of students, the entire program memorized and played extremely well, friendly announcements by students, great costumes -- all of which combined to provide a memorable afternoon!

Please give my best to all the performers. Best wishes as you continue your programs.

Albert Bolitho

Logan Robertson
Battle Creek, MI

Hey you guys (and girls) were the best group I have ever seen. I hope you come again and give a shoutout to Logan Robertson.

Norm Riester
Battle Creek, MI

I had the privilege of attending your concert in Battle Creek last Sunday. Believe me, I was impressed beyond words with the amazing talent and total rapport with the audience!!!

Jane Langa
Farmington Hills, MI

What a treat!!! could not keep my feet from tapping...amazing talented young people!!!! Everyone left that room smiling...and happy with that fabulous music in their ears.. I just printed out your schedule..see you again soon !!!.. I hope you make your goal for London..most sincerely, Jane Langa.

Kelly Kern
Braham, MN