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FIDDLERS' SPRING FLING 2008 FESTIVAL

April 18 and 19 at SYRACUSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

(former First Church of Christ Scientist)

728 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

featuring

FRIDAY EVENING JAM SESSION

SATURDAY OPEN MIC and CONCERT

SATURDAY NIGHT OLD TYME DANCE

FRIDAY EVENING JAM SESSION

(free and open to the public as well as musicians)

By 8 P.M., Friday evening, April 18, the Syracuse Center for the Arts , 728 E. Genesee St. will be resounding with the opening of FIDDLERS' SPRING FLING 2008, sponsored by the NY State Old Tyme Fiddlers' Association and the Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

The evening will be an informal fiddlers' jam session. It is free and open to the public. All novices through accomplished old time fiddlers and backup musicians are invited to join in an evening's acoustic music fun. Some in the audience likely will find the music irresistable and take to the dance floor. This will inspire the fiddlers all the more since their tunes are mostly dance tunes and the fiddlers love to see people making the most of their music.

SATURDAY OPEN MIC and CONCERT

An open mic session for fiddlers will get the festival underway Saturday, April 19, at 1:00 pm in the Syracuse Center 4 the Arts. This will continue all afternoon with a 45 minute break at 3 p.m. for a mini-concert by SueLynnJess. The trio consists of fiddler Susan Barrington of Cato, President of the Oswego Valley Fiddlers and a fiddling teacher. Susan's playing will be twinned with the fiddling of Lynn Scoles, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from Oswego and member of the Oswego Valley fiddlers. Jessie Gotham of Camden will be accompanying the fiddlers on piano in the traditional style so appropriate for this kind of music. Jessie can almost always be found where fiddlers from the NY State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association are gathered.

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