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Travel WNY: Old-Time Fiddlers’ Fair at Genesee Country Museum

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Rosin up your bow and mark your calendar on Aug. 19 and 20 for this melodious weekend featuring hundreds of musicians on four stages with non-stop entertainment.

Event is RAIN or SHINE!

Music will flow continuously with performances from more than 100 musicians, drawn from around the state and ranging from polished professional to the youngest beginner.

STAGE #1 The New Performers Stage (Hosted by Heather Pennington & WNY Fiddle Kids)

This venue offers two full days of performance opportunities for our younger and/or newer fiddlers.  Stage #1 will offer a supportive environment for students, new performers (of any age), and fiddlers who seek to enhance their skills.  We will also be offering some special “Meet the Fiddler” presentations that will teach more about the fiddling tradition in New York State.

STAGE #2 The Main Stage (Hosted by the Flint Hill Folk)

Our traditional open stage is for fiddlers ages 12 and over and their accompanists.  Noted regional fiddlers will kick-off each hour while, as always, other performance times are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.

STAGE #3 The Exhibition Barn (Hosted by the Fiddlers of the Genesee)

The museum’s spacious agricultural barn will again be the setting for expanded performances by fiddler or dulcimer-oriented music clubs and bands.

STAGE #4 The Historic Village – Brooks Grove Church

This venue is located in the 19th-century historic village inside a restored church that seats 175 comfortably.  The natural acoustics and open nature of the building will welcome groups and bands to perform “unplugged” and at their leisure.

WORKSHOPS FOR MUSICIANS

Saturday & Sunday in the Carriage Museum, located next to the Exhibition Barn on the Great Meadow, attend FREE workshops open to all musicians.

OTHER EXCITING MUSIC VENUES:

Mitzie Collins and the Striking Strings perform all day in the hammered dulcimer tent

The Fiddlers’ of the Geneseehost a jamming tent open to all musicians next to the museum’s gazebo

Musicians are permitted and encouraged to strike up a tune anywhere they please throughout the Historic Village and Great Meadow areas!

Genesee Country Village & Museum is located at 1410 Flint Hill Road in Mumford, NY. For more info, visit www.gcv.org.

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