Celtic fiddler plays Sunday


Pat Kane .

OSCEOLA — Sunday Celtic fiddler Pat Kane, of Painted Post plays a concert of old time fiddle music, from 2-5 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road. This free concert is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Kane is a seasoned showman, being a singer, dancer, actor, and instrumentalist since childhood, hall officials said. On his farm in the hill country of the Canisteo River, he was raised in the traditions of the Grange and of his Irish family. His cousins still run the family farm in West Clare, Ireland, which Pat visits often. Hence, the name of his company, West o’Clare.

Kane is a full time soloist who may entertain for hours without a break or repeat. On fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, he plays jigs, reels, square dances, and hundreds of ballads from Ireland and America. He has written many songs and knows a host of modern selections as well. He has twice won first place for singing at the NYC Fleadh Cheoil. He has produced a good number of albums and hosts a weekly Irish radio show in Elmira. He is a dance instructor and caller, for squares, ceili, and other styles. He often dances and calls at the same time, or can also fiddle and call at once.

The Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum will be open, and guests may also enjoy viewing antique autos on the grounds, owned by members of the Oneida Lake Region Antique Automobile Club who will be attending the concert. All facilities are handicapped accessible and enclosable in the event of bad weather.

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