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Sylvain Foisy, Gretchen Koehler, Brandt Kronholm and Rebecca Koehler will perform at ONNY's "American Pops" concert tonight in Potsdam and tomorrow night in Watertown.  Photo: Harold Ellingsen
Sylvain Foisy, Gretchen Koehler, Brandt Kronholm and Rebecca Koehler will perform at ONNY's "American Pops" concert tonight in Potsdam and tomorrow night in Watertown. Photo: Harold Ellingsen

Fiddling family to feature in ONNY "Pops" concerts

The Orchestra of Northern New York presents its annual summer "American Pops" concert tonight at 7 pm in SUNY-Potsdam's Hosmer Hall, and tomorrow night at 8 pm in Watertown's Thompson Park. The concert will feature Fourth of July favorites like "Liberty Fanfare," "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and "1812 Overture."

This week's concerts will also feature fiddler Gretchen Koehler, joined by her sister, Rebecca on fiddle, brother-in-law Brandt Kronholm on guitar and son Sylvain Foisy step dancing and fiddling.

Todd Moe stopped by Gretchen's Potsdam home yesterday for music and conversation during an impromptu living room recital.  Go to full article

Three fiddlers celebrate old tunes

Sisters Gretchen and Rebecca Koehler, and Don Woodcock are out with a new album of old time fiddle tunes. They all grew up in musical families surrounded by the rich traditions of North American fiddle music. Their new cd is called, The Fiddlers Three, and we'll listen again to their conversation with Barb Heller, host of String Fever.  Go to full article
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock
Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock

Fiddlers Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock live on String Fever

String Fever host Barb Heller welcomes Gretchen Koehler and Don Woodcock into the studio for some great North Country fiddling. Gretchen is the 2008 Northeast Champion fiddler, and Don is a past NYS champion. They take turns at the fiddle and the piano for some favorite tunes, and talk with Barb about the history of traditional fiddle styles.  Go to full article
Some trick and fancy fiddlin' by the Potsdam Fiddle Club
Some trick and fancy fiddlin' by the Potsdam Fiddle Club

Fiddlers share favorite tunes

The Potsdam Fiddle Club visited Traditional Arts in Upstate New York during an open house on Saturday. The group is composed of musicians who range from pre-schoolers to grandparents. They were accompanied by family members on guitar, piano, limberjacks, spoons and washtub bass. Here they perform Swallowtail Jig and Geese in the Bog.  Go to full article
Karen Solgård plays the distinctive Hardanger fiddle, which has an added  set of drone strings and is richly decorated--the lion of Norway replaces the traditional scroll.
Karen Solgård plays the distinctive Hardanger fiddle, which has an added set of drone strings and is richly decorated--the lion of Norway replaces the traditional scroll.

Karen Solg?rd: Hardanger fiddle music of Norway

A taste of Scandinavia! Norwegian-American fiddler Karen Solgård, from Minnesota, joins us live in the studio for folk music and conversation. She's in the North Country to lead a series of Norwegian folk music and dance workshops this weekend.  Go to full article
Vince and Louise Boyea in their rural Westville, NY home.
Vince and Louise Boyea in their rural Westville, NY home.

People, Places, Things: Farmer-Fiddler Vince Boyea

Every so often during The 8 o'clock Hour, we'll introduce you to a North Country resident, someone with an odd job or a story to tell. It could be your neighbor or a friend. Today, we visit a farm in Franklin County - a stone's throw from the Canadian border - and a Mecca for old time fiddle music. Vincent Boyea is a quiet, shy man. But put a fiddle in his hands and he knows how to start a few toes tapping. Vince was named to the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame in 2004, and is a regular at fiddle flings around the region. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Fiddle Star Mark O'Connor in Concert Saturday Night in Potsdam

Todd Moe chats with violin and fiddle superstar Mark O'Connor for a preview of his solo recital Saturday night at Hosmer Concert Hall at the Crane School of Music.  Go to full article

People: Henry Chapin, Square Dance Caller

We hear from square dance caller Henry Chapin, who leads a community dance tomorrow night in Star Lake. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Eileen Ivers and "Crossing the Bridge"

Todd Moe chats with Eileen Ivers, traditional Irish fiddle champion. She's been called the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin." Eileen Ivers and her band were in concert January 25, 2001 at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington.  Go to full article

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