The Rogue Folk Club presents
The First Annual BC Fiddle Festival with

Mad Pudding | Jocelyn Pettit





3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

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If you wish to book all three BC Fiddle Festival concerts at the same time (and save $15), and/or all three same-day workshops (and save $10), please go HERE. (Note that if you want to book more than one package, just select one, put it in your cart, then select 'View Cart' at the top right, then 'Continue Shopping' at the bottom left. Select the next package and repeat.) Everyone who attends one or more workshops will receive a Rebate Coupon which can be redeemed for $7 off at an evening concert. (Space permitting.) Please note that workshop tickets are not available at the outlets - they must be purchased on-line or at the door. There is also no reservation function for workshops, but there is plenty of room for all! Just come. 

9:15pm - Mad Pudding

CAM'S FIDDLE WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 3:00pm. To buy a ticket, please go HERE.

Mad Pudding was started in the early 1990's by Andy Hillhouse (guitar), and Amy Stephen (accordion). Very soon they were joined by Cameron Wilson (fiddle), and Richard Ernst (bass) for their very first gig as a band in the summer of 1991 in Ambleside Park on Vancouver's North Shore. After a short while, drummer John Hidebrand then joined and the band started to record and tour. 

Mad Pudding's first CD to be released was Bruce's Vegetable Garden (1994), and soon after that recording, Richard became too busy to tour, and the Puddings welcomed touring bass player and foot percussionist Boris Favre. Then came the next recording, Dirt & Stone (1996), and Rattle on the Stovepipe (1997), after which John left the band and drummer  Allan Dionne joined the band. On the road, due to Wilson's many professional commitments back in Vancouver, Mad Pudding's touring fiddlers have included many of Canada's finest along the way... Pierre Schryer, Shannon Johnson, Mauritz Boehm, April Verch, Shona LeMottee and Jennie Bice to name a few. 

The Puddings recorded Grand Hotel in 1999 (produced by Silly Wizard's Johnny Cunningham), and continued to tour internationally, playing at festivals and concert series until Amy left the band. Replaced for a short while by singer/accordionist Karla Mundy, the Puddings played symphony shows and put out one final recording in 2003, a self-titled compilation from years past, with a couple of newly-recorded songs. 

Soon after this final CD, the Puddings went their separate ways for another 10 years, reuniting in November, 2012 at Vancouver's Rogue Folk Club for a joyous and exuberant show featuring their most endearing and enduring lineup: Andy Hillhouse, Amy Stephen, Cameron Wilson, Boris Favre and Allan Dionne. The gig was a huge success and so this short history remains open for the next revision.

CAM'S FIDDLE WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 3:00pm. To buy a ticket, please go HERE.

8:00pm - Jocelyn Pettit

JOCELYN'S FIDDLE WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 5:00pm. To buy a ticket, please go HERE.

West Coast Canadian touring musician Jocelyn Pettit is an award-nominated fiddle player, stepdancer, singer, and composer.

With grace and passion, Jocelyn delivers an exciting and uplifting performance of original and traditional music, inspired by her heritage, and the Celtic and folk music cultures of Canada, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, and Scandinavia.

With her band, Jocelyn has ignited stages across Canada, and in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe. She has performed on national television and radio, and shared the stage with world-renowned artists The Chieftains (Ireland), The Battlefield Band (Scotland) and Carlos Nuñez (Spain).

Her debut album received multiple award nominations, and with her latest album, Caravan, she was nominated for World Artist of the Year at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.


"This British Columbian Celtic fiddler is an artist that deserves to be heard. Her debut CD of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton tunes impresses both for the lovely tone she induces from her instrument, and its unhurried pacing. Pettit has an intuitive command and understanding of the material that would honor a musician of any age." - Sing Out!

“Blowing the crowd away with her make-it-look-easy command of the fiddle and guitar, and exceptional vocal quality.” - Tahoe Onstage, USA

"A top-notch musician, and major emerging talent." - FolkWorld Magazine, Germany

"Exceptionally enjoyable." - The Living Tradition, UK

JOCELYN'S FIDDLE WORKSHOP: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at 5:00pm. To buy a ticket, please go HERE.

The First Annual BC Fiddle Festival is made possible with assistance from the BC Music Fund.