Fiddlers’ Picnic draws throng for bluegrass roots music
August 10, 2014 - Picnic Time
West Caln The Chester County 86th annual Fiddlers’ Picnic during Hibernia County Park brings friends together over music, as good as a possibility to learn how to play instruments to lift on a aged time and bluegrass song traditions.
The “Old Fiddlers’ House Band, Remington Riders” non-stop a six-hour eventuality on Saturday with a mix of song and instruments. The eventuality creatively began by S.L. Anderson as a “Chester and Delaware Counties’ Old Fiddlers’”. Chester County Parks and distraction became a unite in 1980.
Bill Mollenhauer pronounced he bought a dobro 25 years ago during a Delaware Valley Festival in New Jersey, though usually started personification within a past few years. Now on his fifth dobro, he pronounced he schooled techniques from other musicians who have played in a wooded area during Hibernia County Park, nearby a theatre area where several groups played.
“I never did anything with it,” Mollenhauer said. “Then we started playing. we only like a music.”
He pronounced that groups form and sunder via a day nearby a wooded area where anyone can join in a low-pitched festivities. Mollenhauer, of New Jersey, has played with others during a eventuality in a past years that he attended, though he pronounced he enjoys personification during home. He pronounced he mostly sees a same people personification their instruments during a several festivals where a songs are good famous to a bluegrass roots community.
Maureen Doran, of West Chester, pronounced that a eventuality “sounded like fun, and we’re carrying a ball.”
She pronounced that “you can’t beat” a giveaway eventuality with a low-pitched entertainment. She bought a ukulele during a festival for her five-year-old granddaughter, Abby.
Joanna Hollinger, 24, pronounced she came to a Fiddler Picnic as a small child who always watched a fiddlers play.
“I adore bluegrass and aged time music,” Hollinger said. She plays a fiddle with a internal band, Notro Ride.
Hollinger, of Altgen, pronounced she schooled how to play a fiddle when she was 14. She pronounced she walked around a Fiddlers’ Picnic with her fiddle and her crony who was a “complete stranger” during a time, asked her to play.
Hollinger was “glued” to a fiddler’s yearly performance, her mom Deb Hollinger said.
“If we like good aged music, it’s a lot to see and learn,” Deb Hollinger said.
Joanna Hollinger pronounced it is adult to a younger era to continue a bluegrass roots tradition.
“The thing that creates me happy is saying a five-year-old carrying an instrument. That was me prolonged ago,” Joanna Hollinger said. “It’s good to see a younger kids around (and) interested. They’ll be a ones to lift it on when a comparison era is not around.”
She pronounced that a festival is a time that a younger era can learn and urge how to play an instrument of their choice, only as she did.
“I was there one time,” Hollinger said. “This is a place where we can learn.”
She pronounced that a bluegrass roots atmosphere is like a family.
“It’s people who haven’t seen any other in a year,” Hollinger said. “It’s like a large family reunion.”