October 13, 2019
Between September and November of each year, the annual Fall for the Arts series at Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY features several talented performers, including the Fiddlers of the Genesee.
In addition to some core tunes like South, Swedish Walking Tune, and Barnburner’s Reel, FOG also performed tunes that haven’t been in set lists for a while, like Garryowen, Jefferson & Liberty, and Arkansas Traveler. Many of the tunes featured breaks that highlighted the contribution of unique sounds from the wide variety of instruments represented that day. One of those seldom-employed but always available instruments was our own voices, which was lent in song – along with the audience’s – to a medley of Circle Unbroken and Amazing Grace.
The performance ran over by over 20 minutes, but no one seemed to mind. One gentleman approached emcee Bill Kenyon afterwards and said he was hard of hearing but he FELT it and really enjoyed the performance!
Click to Hear BVT Tunes:
1. Swallowtail Jig
2. Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine/Bonaparte’s Treat