Missing all the friends and music at Fiddler's Grove this weekend. Gone but not forgotten!
"Sorry, this video does not exist" is the message I get when clicking the play button. Can you share a little bit about Fiddler's Grove for those of us not familiar with this event?
Sorry about the bad link! Here is a permanent link to the video:
You may enjoy this album of music from the 37th annual Fiddler's Grove fiddler's convention, 1962.
Here is some fun video from the 1967 Fiddler's Grove fiddler's convention:
Here is a video from the Fiddler's Grove festival heyday in 1974
Here is a video I made in 2013 of some of my Fiddle Camp students performing at Fiddler's Grove
Oh my word!! How wonderful! That has been a dream of mine--to just meet up with a bunch of other musicians from all levels and just sit around campfires and jam. I wouldn't want to compete, as it were... just jam and fellowship...
I wonder if FL or South Georgia has anything like this? But "Fiddlers Grove" is such a neat name....still watching through them :D Thanks @John (BGD)
I notice the fiddlers in the video are using mics to amp their instrument. I always figured that would create a shrill, unpleasant sound.. making hearing aids squeal. Of course, I'm watching on a device...
I guess it doesn't bother "in house" folks when the fiddle is amplified via mic?
Great stuff, John. Thanks a bunch for posting. :)
@lisab a microphone is the only way to amplify these acoustic instruments. Sometimes there is some horrible feedback, to be sure! But, it's the price you pay.
Thanks, @John (BGD) this tells me I shouldnt back away when one of the veteran jammers tries to give my fiddle a mic. Thanks!
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