REDFIELD — The New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association free concert series resumes on Aug. 25 with the performance of its Central Chapter, one of the largest chapters, whose members come mostly from the area north of Oneida Lake. This free concert is 2-5 p.m. at at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Redfield.
The variety of the Central Chapter’s performances has made its annual concert a favorite with audiences. This year the group plans to perform several new tunes taught through online tutorials by its new vice president, Chad Miller, a Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame inductee, on his website and on the Central Chapter You Tube channel he created for the group. Many members, while excellent fiddlers, do not read music but instead learn by ear. Jessie Gotham, of Camden, will accompany the group on piano.
The concert is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Audience members may also tour the Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, which has new display space and digitized historic fiddle performances. There’s also a playground within sight of the concert seating area, and refreshments from the Fiddlers’ Kitchen. Facilities are handicapped accessible and enclosable in the event of bad weather. For a schedule or map visit www.nysotfa.com or call and leave a message at 315-599-7009.
Upcoming concerts, all 2-5 p.m. Sundays:
Sept. 1, Aaron Raymer of Potsdam
Sept. 8, Fiddlin’s Fun Chapter of NYSOTFA, from the Southern Tier
Sept. 15, Bill Gregg, of Trumansburg
Sept. 22, Joe Davoli, a Hall of Fame member from Camillus