FOG Celebrates 30 Years of Old-Time Fiddling

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October 3, 2021

Back in 1991 a few passionate string musicians got together at one of their homes to form an organization aimed at preserving, promoting, and stimulating the tradition of old time fiddling in the Genesee River area of NY State. Thirty years and literally thousands of performances and jam sessions later, the Fiddlers of the Genesee is still going strong. It is rare today to find any musical organization that has remained active for so many years. It is a testament to the dedication of our membership and leadership, both present and past.

The current Board of Directors organized a 30th Anniversary Celebration Party, which took place at the Pavilion Lodge in Ellison Park, Rochester. The catered event featured a massive, delicious anniversary cake. Attendance was great, with over 40 members and family coming out. The members jammed to their favorite tunes in front of the lodge’s massive fireplace all afternoon, while the rain came down in droves outside.

Below are some photographs taken during the event. Here’s to another 30 years!

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