Overflow Crowd At Chili Library Enjoys Old Time Music

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February 15, 2020

“Just what I needed today,”

That was a quote from an attendee who came to hear the Fiddlers of the Genesee play at the Chili Public Library on this bright, crisp Saturday afternoon.

It was “SRO” as an audience of all ages bobbed in their chairs and even sang along to an old favorite, You are My Sunshine. Other set list tunes included Ragtime Anne, Temperance Reel, Westfalia Waltz, and Cold Frosty Morning, with emcee Bob Hyder’s color commentary furnishing the historical and humorous background that helps makes FOG performances memorable.

The musicians enjoy sticking around after the performances to chat with the attendees and answer questions about the more unusual instruments. Some parents of children taking music lessons told us their kids loved the fun and “approachableness” of the performance. Others were interested to learn more about the weekly jam sessions and events such as the GCV&M Fiddler’s Fair. And the topper was being told that the performance was one of the HIGHEST attended events they have had at the library.

Check out our Gig Schedule page to see when the Fiddlers of the Genesee are performing next, and listen to playlists of past performances.

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