Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk music. “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”.
The genre traces from the colonization of North America by immigrants from England, France, Germany, Ireland, and Scotland. It is separate and distinct from traditions which it has influenced or which may in part have evolved from it, such as bluegrass, country blues, variants of western swing and country rock. (Wikipedia)
What better way to celebrate our country’s music roots than to attend the Ely Fiddlers’ Jam.!
The Ely Docents will have the BBQ fired up again for hamburgers and hot dogs. Ice cold beverages will also be available for sale. The July Raffle Basket is Celebrate Picnic BBQ’s! The basket includes a red, white and blue patriotic birdhouse that was donated from one of our Marketplace vendors, Shawn and Shirah from The Bird House. Traci from Flowers by Traci, located in downtown Kelseyville, continues to donate beautiful floral bouquets to the Ely for raffles.
The Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum is closed until further notice. The Fiddlers Jam scheduled for Sept. 2nd and the Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Sept. 8 are cancelled.