Saline Fiddlers – with a Howell connection – performing July 20 at courthouse

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Patrick Aretha

I know who’ll be front and center after staking out the best seats for the Saline Fiddlers on Friday, July 20.

That will be Larry and Pat Aretha of Howell, whose grandson, Patrick (named after Pat), will be performing with the renowned Saline Fiddlers, a fiddling and dance troupe from Saline High School. Patrick is the son of Kevin Aretha, a 1983 Howell High School grad.

Pat Aretha is rightly proud of her 16-year-old namesake, who plays the viola, violin, guitar and piano, and is starting to compose his own music.

The Saline Fiddlers is a group of elite musicians who must maintain a 3.5 GPA and play without looking at music. The group blends traditional fiddle tunes with “a philharmonic size wave of sound.”

As America’s premier youth fiddling show band, the group has performed throughout the United States, including three times at the White House.

The performance is part of the free, family oriented “Concerts at the Courthouse” series of the Livingston Arts Council, sponsored by the Robert W. and Maxine C. Parker Foundation. The free concert, on the lawn of the historical Livingston County Courthouse, begins at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the Concerts at the Courthouse or the Livingston Arts Council, click here.

The 2012-13 Saline Fiddlers
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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse. You can check out her website by clicking here.