Monday, August 12, 2013

Fiddling Around


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


A Fiddlers' Picnic 


People have been fiddling here 
for 85 years! 


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


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


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


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. 


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. 


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


Chester County Annual Old Fiddlers' Picnic   >Parks > Events 

My Flickr Photos of the Fiddlers are here.



MadSnapper said...

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

Ginny said...

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

Kathy said...

After looing at these superb photos I wanna go!

Anonymous said...

Love these shots! Looks like a great time!

Nancy said...

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

Noel Morata said...

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

Kim Cunningham said...

These are great shots! Really captures the spirit.

Tamar SB said...

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

Ruth Kelly said...

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.

i am pam said...

amazing place. the pictures truly capture it.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful photos :)

lorik said...

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

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Our weekly linky party is on, please come by and waltz with us if you have time.

Have a great weekend :)