Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ice Cream and Jam

The local Old Time Fiddlers are jamming downtown this week. They'll be bringing their fiddles, acoustic guitars, mandolins and basses to Leatherby's Ice Cream Parlor in Redding's Downtown Mall on Friday, December 12th and on Friday, December 26th, starting at 7.

Join fiddlers, and others to play old time jigs, reels, hoedowns, waltzes and tunes of choice. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players of all ages are welcome to come and learn new songs, have fun with old friends and make new ones.

The public is invited to watch, listen, tap their toes and dance. And they can load up on some delicious ice cream while enjoying the music.

Our daughter, Annie, started fiddling five years ago, and we were thrilled to discover this group of kind, caring folks -- a friendly, supportive community of musicians from age 4 to 94. Families playing together, Grandmas and Grandpas, little ones and teens, all sharing what they know, give the group a vibrancy and a richness that you don't get when you segregate activities by age.

A couple pictures from last Sunday's Fiddlers' Christmas Potluck:

For more info on the Old Time Fiddlers: http://www.csotfa.org/

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