New Fiddle Player

In playing Old Time music there needs to be a lead melody instrument.   Traditionally, this is the fiddle and we have done well using the banjo and mandolin as our lead.   However, we have longed hope that a fiddle player would emerge from our family and she has.

Over the Easter weekend Fran came for a visit and led the group with some fine fiddle playing.  She introduced us to some new Celtic songs “Britches Full of Stiches” and  “ Road to Lisdoonvarna” as well as play some more traditional Old Time tunes like “Old Joe Clark” and “Boil Them Cabbage Down.”   The latter Fran showed us an unknown part B to this song.   John even joined in with playing along with the Mountain Dulcimer and Edna got to try our her new Banjo.   Overall a good weekend working to integrate a new player and so very glad to have Fran join us.