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Karrnnel presents the magic of the fiddle in Turlock show
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Musician Karrnnel will be coming to the Turlock Community Theatre on Thursday. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Turlock Concert Association is bringing Karrnnel, a leading Canadian instrumentalist, to the stage to perform, “The Fiddle — Past, Present & Future.”

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Turlock Community Theatre.

Equally at ease in a chamber ensemble or a fiddle festival, Karrnnel is an award-winning musician and acclaimed recording artist, as well as a noted composer.

Karrnnel has been perfecting his fiddle playing for 26 years, garnering multiple accolades and awards along the way. His musical journey began at the young age of four when he joined his two sisters and his father in their traveling show The Sawitsky Family Fiddlers.

He has been a solo artist for 12 years and has developed a style that ranges from Canadian Old Time, Ukrainian, Scottish, Bluegrass and jazz.  Karrnnel has been a nominee for “Instrumental solo Artist of the Year” by the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Independent Music Awards.  His 2010 collaboration with Daniel Koulack, “Fiddle and Banjo” garnered two nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards for “Instrumental Group of the Year” and “Pushing the Boundaries.”

Karrnnel released his self-titled debut solo recording of original compositions in 2009, followed a second album, “101” in 2012. His touring program underscores the span of Karrnnel’s abilities, including Irish jigs, “Orange Blossom Special” and original compositions.  

Single tickets for this event are $25 general admission and $15 for students. Season subscription includes reciprocal tickets at eight affiliated associations in the region.  For tickets or further information, call Linda Posegate at 668-1456 or Eric Julien at 667-5874, or visit