October 7 – FIDDLERS! 25th Anniversary

Sunday, October 7, 12 – 7 pm
An autumn tradition in the Catskills
Fiddlin’, dancin’, good eats, and much more!
Roxbury Arts Center
Advance Tickets: $20 Adult, $18 Student/Senior
All tickets day of performance: $25

The first snap of autumn, the vibrant colors on the mountainside, and the scent of harvest means its time for fiddling, square dancing, fine homemade food, and world renowned folk musicians in Hilt & Stella Kelly Hall at the Roxbury Arts Center. This is a very special year as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved FIDDLERS! event. To honor the time old tradition of fiddling we are celebrating “Fiddling in the Family”. Our line-up of incredible bands have fiddlin’ in their bones as they were raised in homes where playing the fiddle and being surrounded by family musicians was a way of life. Celebrate with us as these fine fiddling families take the stage together.

FIDDLERS! 25 Festival Schedule:

Noon – 1:15p   Square Dancing with The Tremperskill Boys

2:00 – 2:45p   Traditional music with The Tremperskill Boys
3:00 – 6:00p   Three great bands on stage!       
6:00 – 7:00p   All-Star Jam (Bring your own instrument!)

Come hungry! The Roxbury Arts Group will offer a spread of Catskill comfort food prepared by community members and local restaurants.

For FIDDLERS! 25 we are pleased to welcome these amazing families to the stage….

The Great Bear Trio

Seventeen years ago The Great Bear Trio played FIDDLERS!. Back in 2001 Andrew, a 14 year old guitarist and“fiddling sensation”, teenage brother Noah, also a guitarist and fiddler, and mother Kelly formed this outstanding trio. We still have folks ask when they are coming back. The answer is: THIS YEAR!

For more than sixteen years, The Great Bear Trio has set the standard and pushed the boundaries of modern contra dance music. They are known all over North America for their epic dynamics, genre-transcending arrangements and deep dance grooves. Andrew VanNorstrand (guitars and fiddle), Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin and feet) and Kim “Mama Bear” Yerton (piano) bring a party that everyone is invited to!


The Mammals

The Mammals are Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. A rough and tumble decade in the 00’s forged The Mammals identity as “subversive acoustic traditionalists” or a “party band with a conscience.” Re-emerging from a hibernation period during-which the band’s founders explored new songwriting terrain, The Mammals “don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” (Washington Post) Their new album, Sunshiner, was recorded at their own studio Humble Abode Music in West Hurley, NY with co-producer Adam Armstrong.

Mike and Ruthy are parents and a musical family unto themselves. However, you may also recognize the name Ungar from the extremely popular folk duo of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Jay and Molly have taken the stage at FIDDLERS! in the past and Ruthy plays with them often.

Fiddlers 25 Advance Adult Ticket $20
Fiddlers 25 Advance Student/Senior Ticket $18

All tickets purchased on the day of the event are $25.