Issue 23 ~ June 24, 2020

Summer Greetings to you!
We hope you are all surviving this Covid-19 pandemic. What a crazy time we're living in. We are keeping well up in St. Paul, AB and managing to keep ourselves busy. We are however sad that we will miss seeing many of you this year as all our gigs have been cancelled, but we do look forward to when we will be able to meet again. Till then please take care!
Salutations à vous!
Nous espérons que vous demeurez bien pendant cette pandémie de Covid-19. Rhéa et moi se portent bien ici à St. Paul et nous reussissons à se tenir occuper. Nous sommes cependant tristes que nous allions vous manquer cette année car tous nos spectacles ont été annulés. Nous serons d'avantage plus content lorsqu'on se reverra. D'ici là, j'espère que vous tenez bien!

Virtual CD Release Concert

On Sunday, May 24, Calvin premiered his 24th CD Release Party on YouTube to celebrate the release of two new CDs and showcased 29 new tunes in this unique virtual concert setting. The show features many musical friends from across North America & Europe who participated on the recordings. It's a jam packed two hour show. We hope you had a chance to catch the show. If you haven't seen it yet, it's not too late, you just need to click the link below and Enjoy the Show!

A few testimonials from those that have watched it:

"It takes a lot to make me sit still for a few minutes, let alone two hours, but I sat in my chair and watched Calvin Vollrath’s CD release party on YouTube just now. Congratulations Calvin and Rhea on an excellent program! A lot of work went into this and it was so well done! Very entertaining! I was thrilled to be a little part of this with all these great musicians! And I finally got to see Calvin play spoons! 😉 Giver!" K.H.

"We watched the CD Release Concert today...fantastic tunes, amazing talent!" L.B.

"I loved it Calvin and Rhea. So well done. Thank you so much". M.T.

"WOW! We really enjoyed your CD Release Concert. It was so great to watch you play and tell stories about your tunes. The tour of St. Paul was awesome. We also enjoyed seeing your guests playing with you. Great video work, Rhea! Thanks so much for a great afternoon" B.H.

"Great concert. Creative idea. You mastered the technology so well and the guests were brought in seamlessly. I have been to a number of your live releases and this was excellent as well" L.S.

"Congratulations on a wonderful show and gift to the fiddle community!" R.F.

"Just enjoyed your CD release concert on YouTube - I was so impressed! Quite an effort and the results are both enjoyable and inspiring". J. R.

CLICK THIS LINK to take you to the virtual concert!

NEW - 2020 CD Releases
'20/20 Fiddlin' - Calvin Vollrath & Friends - Edition 1 & 2'

A compilation of 29 wonderful new compositions in a variety of styles plus a solo rendition of 'Dixie' played entirely in double-stops. These 2 CD's are collaborations with musical friends  Trent Bruner (Norway), The Cullivoe Band (Shetland), Paul Dacier (QC), Kimberley Holmes (NS), Daniel Lapp (BC), Germain Leduc (QC), Ray Legere (NB), Troy MacGillivary (NS), Craig MacGregor (BC), Clinton Pelletier (BC), Dave Pierce (AB), Jeremy Rusu (NY).

With the purchase of the MP3 of these recordings, you will receive the liner notes, credits and the stories behind the tunes. Also available for download is the matching book with the notes and chords. For a limited time, purchase a combo (both MP3 & Book) and save $$'s.

5 Different purchase options available:

CD (mailed) ~ $20.00 / $35 for both editions
MP3 Download ~ $16.99

Book Download ~ $14.99
MP3 & Book Download ~ $27.99 (Save $$)
MP3 Backing Tracks ~ $29.99

Go to for all the links to purchase any of these products.

Get your copy today and start enjoying the new tunes!

14th annual Camp Calvin

CAMP CALVIN 2020 is going VIRTUAL!

In today's world, it's 'Online Everything', so why not an online fiddle camp? And that's just what's about to happen this summer. With today's technology, this is now an option and we're excited about this new possibility. If you've ever wanted to attend Camp Calvin but always had impediments, now is your chance!

This LIVE 4-day camp will include two fiddle classes (two levels), a workshop class, a guitar class, a piano class and an instructor led jam session, with our very talented camp instructors, just like we would do at a physical camp. Classes will begin at 9 am - 4 pm MDT and be 45 mins-1 hr long.  A tentative schedule has been created and is posted at All for one low cost registration fee of $105 CAD/$85 USD.

Students can participate in all classes, sit in on as many or as little as you like! The only thing that is required to attend is a device (computer, laptop, smartphone), an internet connection and a comfortable learning environment in your home. We will use the user-friendly online conferencing platform Zoom. We are confident that if 3 million users around the world can figure it out, so can Camp Calvinators.

For all the Information or to Register, visit

Calvin Vollrath / Mark Sullivan
Patti Kusturok / Daniel Gervais

Craig MacGregor
Kimberley Holmes

NB.  The price increases July 1! Register today & Save $$!

La Chronique à Calvin

Dimanche le 24 mai, Calvin a présenté son 24e spectacle de lancement sur YouTube pour célébrer le lancement de deux nouveaux CD. Il a présenté ses 29 nouvelles compositions dans le cadre de ce concert virtuel. L'émission a mis en vedette de nombreux amis musiciens provenant de l'Amérique du Nord et de l'Europe, qui ont aussi participé aux enregistrements des CD’s. C'est un spectacle de deux heures plein à craquer. Nous espérons que vous avez eu la chance d'assister à l'émission. Si vous ne l'avez pas encore vu, il n'est pas trop tard, il suffit de CLIQUEZ CE LIEN pour le visionner. Bon spectacle!

'20/20 fiddlin' - Calvin Vollrath & Friends - Edition 1 & 2'

Une compilation de 29 nouvelles compositions dans une variété de styles, en collaboration avec de nombreux amis musiciens y inclus:
Trent Bruner (Norvège), Cullivoe Band (Shetland), Paul Dacier (QC), Kimberley Holmes (NS), Daniel Lapp (BC), Germain Leduc (QC), Ray Legere (NB), Troy MacGillivary (NS), Craig MacGregor (CB), Clinton Pelletier (BC), Dave Pierce (AB), Jeremy Rusu (NY).
Procurez-vous vos copies dès maintenant en visitant le site web

Aujourd'hui, tout ce fait en ligne, donc pourquoi pas un camp de musique virtuel? Si vous avez toujours voulu participer à Camp Calvin, mais vous avez des obstacles, voici votre chance!
Ce camp de 4 jours comprendra deux classes de violon (à deux niveaux), un atelier, une classe de guitare, de piano et un jam.  Les cours seront offerts de 9h00 à 16h00 (HdR) et aurons une durée entre 45 mins – 1 heure présenté sur ZOOM. Un horaire provisoire est affiché sur la page web Et le tout pour la modeste somme de $105 CAD/$85 USD.

Pour tous les informations ou pour vous inscrire,

NB. Le prix d’inscription augmente le 1er juillet,
donc économisez aujourd’hui et inscrivez-vous dès maintenant!

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