Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun at the Harmony Harvest Festival

Great Fiddling at the Harmony Historical Society in Blockville, NY

A wonderful time was had by all at the Harmony Historical Society's Fall Harvest Festival. Its not too late to get over there tomorrow. The lilting music was provided by the young fresh fiddle players known as the Bonnie Loch fiddlers. They all hail from right here in the greater Chautauqua Lake region of New York. The band consists of 5 fiddlers backed up by keyboard, guitar and percussion. The fiddlers are ages 14 -17 excluding their director. They have many honors and awards among them and perform regularly throughout the region as well as a recent performance in Inverness Scotland as part of a Trans Atlantic exchange concert series. Bonnie Loch member, Lydia Byard recently earned the title of the US National Scottish Fiddle Champion and is featured on track No. 7. She is the youngest ever to win this honor. This CD, though primarily of Scottish influence, is an exciting combination of genre’s both contemporary and traditional and features exciting originals composed by members of the band.

Bonnie Loch Fiddlers

Harmony Historical Society's
Fall Harvest Festival - October 3-4

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