Monday, August 12, 2013

Fiddling Around

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In Wagontown, PA, 
{Love that town name} 
I found something truly great 
and I love a good find. 

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A Fiddlers' Picnic 

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People have been fiddling here 
for 85 years! 

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From the looks of things, 
they will have another 85 years yet to go 
as next-generation fiddlers abound. 

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Each year in August, 
thousands gather in a park 
and fiddle or tap to their heart's content. 

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There is a main stage 
with open time slots for performers 
to register the day of the picnic. 

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But the best part is what is happening in the woods. 
Fiddlers gather in small groups and jam together. 
There does not seem to be pre-arranged grouping 
as fiddlers move from group to group 
throughout the day. 

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If you fiddle, strum or pick 
get this event on your 2014 calendar. 
If not, all you need to do, 
is bring a lawn chair and enjoy the toe-tapping music. 

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A wonderfully laid-back event
embracing the passing on of the improvisational style of music
from old to young.

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Chester County Annual Old Fiddlers' Picnic 
http://www.chesco.org/   >Parks > Events 

My Flickr Photos of the Fiddlers are here.

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http://www.carissagraham.com/search/label/miscellany
http://goodrandomfun.blogspot.com/
http://creativeeveryday.com/
http://www.samisshenanigans.com/

13 comments:

  1. these are all amazing... i can't even pick a favorite, I love them ALL

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  2. This looks like such a wonderful day. So glad I got to see your photos.

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  3. After looing at these superb photos I wanna go!

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  4. Love these shots! Looks like a great time!

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  5. I love it when people of all generations come together to share an art form.....This is a wonderful tradition....Your shots are awesome....

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  6. I love the portraits and the nice detail shots, looks like a fun event

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  7. These are great shots! Really captures the spirit.

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  8. These are gorgeous! Love the town name and love the feel from the photos! I felt like I was there!!

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  9. One of my ancestors was born in Wagontown, PA and at that time, a person could be banned by the Quakers when using a fiddle. How times have changed.

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  10. amazing place. the pictures truly capture it.

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  11. Interesting and beautiful musical pics:) My favourite is the closeup of the fiddle.

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  12. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Our weekly linky party is on, please come by and waltz with us if you have time.
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    Have a great weekend :)

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