Thanks to all who came out for the January Jam on a very snowy day! We had a great turnout despite the weather. Attendees included a couple young dancers, fiddlers from near and far, several accompanists on a variety of instruments, and even a newspaper reporter. Our new tune was the Teenager’s Waltz by Graham Townsend (audio courtesy of Lamar; and here’s Graham’s album version).
Join us for some tunes at the Potsdam Public Library at 2:00 on Sunday, June 25th! We will try something new and have a workshop tune at the beginning, followed by a few familiar jam favorites from the World Fiddle Day list, and then some round robin at a quicker pace.
What a fantastic celebration of World Fiddle Day! We had over 120 attendees filling the Potsdam Public Library with beautiful music! Thanks to Gretchen Koehler for putting this all together and making it such a great success!
We are partnering with SLC Arts, TAUNY, and the Potsdam Public Library for a celebration of World Fiddle Day on May 21st at 2PM at the Potsdam Public Library. The Madstop Fiddlers, under the direction of Gretchen Koehler, will be kicking it off with a performance at 2:00 followed by a community play-along jam open to all acoustic musicians who want to join in. Bring your fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, concertina, tin whistle, harmonica, etc., and play along with us!
There will be two (optional) rehearsals ahead of World Fiddle Day (Potsdam Public Library, May 6, 4:00; TAUNY in Canton, May 12, 5:00) where you can learn or brush up on the tunes below. For any musicians who can’t make it in person, there will be an on-air rehearsal/jam session on North Country Public Radio’s “String Fever” from 4-5PM, May 11. Play along at home! You can also practice up ahead of time with recordings and sheet music of these tunes: