The Hinchey House is a grand old manor in Gates NY where on July 24, 2021 the Fiddlers of the Genesee held its first public performance since COVID restrictions were lifted earlier this year. At this event, sponsored by the Gates Historical Society, the public was invited to roam the grounds and learn about the history of this 19th century landmark while FOG provided a background of old-time music in keeping with the zeitgeist of the period.
The group was to play in an informal jam session format rather than a stage setup typical of a gig. So lacking a sound system and with rain in the forecast, the performers set up in a circle on the side lawn. Following some short speeches by local politicians and historical society members, FOG proceeded to play through their summer set list which included the tunes Pig Ankle Rag, South, and Blackberry Blossom. As it turned out, most in attendance preferred to just sit and enjoy the music rather than walking the Hinchey House grounds. The rains held off and a good time was had by all. Our thanks goes out to the wonderful people of the Town of Gates for inviting us to entertain them on this day.