August 21-22, 2021
A light drizzle had retreated by late morning on August 21st to afford attendees of the 2021 Genesee Country Village & Museum Fiddlers’ Fair dry passage between performance venues. This was the first Fiddlers’ Fair since the pandemic broke, which had canceled the event in 2020. Everyone was happy to be back.
Despite the sketchy weather that morning, brutally humid conditions, and sensible public COVID cautiousness, FOG was still blessed with a good-sized audience in the main exhibition barn on both days. In addition to some classic tunes like Pig Ankle Rag, South, and Ashokan Farewell, some new and different tunes made their first appearance in the set list, including New Five Cent, Dill Pickle Rag, and Sackett’s Harbor. Also featured was the playing of John Stinson #1, by a group of mountain dulcimer players.
FOG would like to thank the Genesee Country Village and Museum for providing this wonderful platform to promote the rich tradition of Old-Time Fiddle Music in Upstate NY.