Fiddlers jam in Snohomish

  • Wed Aug 25th, 2010 6:44pm
  • Life

During the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association jam and open house, everyone is welcome to listen to old-time dance tunes and enjoy acoustic music.

“Our goal is to perpetuate the art of old-time fiddling, group playing and playing by ear,” organizer Becky Alke said. “Music can consist of …country, Celtic, swing, waltzes, old standards, bluegrass, back up, and finding harmonies with other instruments. The idea is to teach, share the music.”

The jam also welcomes families — but with no dogs, please — to wander about the venue while listening to the tunes, bring a picnic, play lawn games and ask lots of questions about the music and the instruments. The fiddlers group will have for sale teaching music books that members use, with accompanying teaching CDs and with some instruments, also for sale.

“We’re hopeful we’ll have a good turnout to spread the teaching of music of fiddles, guitars, mandolins, basses, even banjos,” Alke said.

The Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association acoustic music jam and open house will be from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at A Chapel on Swans Trail, 5419 64th St. SE, Snohomish. Coffee and water are provided and donations are accepted.

Herald staff