Fiddlers range from 10 to 80, but 'everyone cares the same'

Aaron Crane admits it can be a challenge at times to direct a band with over 30 members who range in age from 10 to 80 and all with different skills levels.

But, he added, the Queens County Fiddlers have one thing in common that makes it all work.

"The important thing is everyone cares the same and they all want to play well."

Islanders can hear just how well they play when they launch their new CD, Ages, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown.

It's their first CD since 2004 — before their youngest member, Luka Hall, was even born.

"It's a great opportunity for me because now I know what it's going to be like to make my next CD, if I'm going to make one when I turn 13 or so," Hall said on CBC's Mainstreet P.E.I.

Learn from each other

And while Luka gets some valuable experience from his bandmates, Crane said the older players learn a thing or two from Luka, as well.

"His energy is a huge part of the group, and for the older players it's important for them to see the younger kids coming up."

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