WINCHESTER — Locals honoured Celtic songstress and fiddler Kelli Trottier before her highly anticipated performance at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church performance on Saturday evening.
The North Glengarry native — now living in Kingston — was surprised and teary-eyed to see her parents and sister on scene as she received unexpected congratulatory certificates in her first appearance back in the United Counties of SD&G since her July 29 induction into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame. Church member Tom Clapp sprung the honorifics on the visiting artist just as she was getting ready to perform in front of a full house.
MP Guy Lauzon and North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser respectively delivered scrolls to Trottier, who was also invited to cut a cake acknowledging her newly achieved status in the Redfield, NY-based Hall of Fame.
Trottier also performed at the church venue last year. Her appearance Saturday evening coincided with the conclusion of annual Dairyfest festivities in the village.