About Us

Fiddlers of the Genesee (FOG) is a not-for-profit 501.c (3) organization dedicated to bringing together people for the purpose of preserving, promoting and stimulating the tradition of Old-Time Fiddling in the Genesee River area of New York State and to play a variety of Fiddle Music with emphasis on the following:

  1. Musical participation
  2. Encouragement of musical development
  3. Non-competitive fellowship
  4. Acoustic instrumentation
  5. Education of members and the public about old-time fiddling

What do we play? 

We play a genre of acoustic folk music commonly called “old time fiddle music”. Much of this music has been passed down from musician to musician through the generations as far back as the 17th century to as recently as the 1980’s.

Traditions:

Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Quebecois, Cajun, Scandinavian, and more

Styles:

Reels, Waltzes, Hornpipes, Jigs, Rags, Polkas

Instruments:

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