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By Matthew McCully – Following his retirement, it’s safe to say Jean de Grosbois has been fiddling around quite a bit. As president and artistic director of the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival, he has spent countless hours with the help of dozens of volunteers and a dedicated organizing committee to raise the profile of traditional fiddle music. The fifth edition of the festival will take place Aug.16-19 at various venues in Sutton. “It’s considered a national treasure in other countries,” Grosbois said. In Canada, traditional fiddling is more often referred to as old time music, brought out briefly at Christmas. See full story in the Friday, August 10 edition of The Record.