Fiddle, piano featured at concert

Dick Bolt of Rochester will  play a concert of old time fiddle music 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola.

He will be accompanied by Jane Knoeck on the piano. This free concert is funded in part by the state Council on the Arts.

Bolt has been pleasing audiences for more than 40 years with his energetic, skillful and versatile performances of traditional American, Canadian and Celtic music at concerts and festivals.

He plays Irish/Celtic music with the popular trio Tullamore Celtic Band and old time music with Doc & The Snake Oil String Band.

He also plays fiddle for square contra, English and Scottish country dances and performs 19th century historical music at living history museums and Civil War re-enactments.

Bolt is also a vocalist and plays many other instruments including Celtic harp, guitar, banjo and piano.

For the past 14 years, he has been a busy and successful fiddle teacher and is proud to have several students win fiddle contests and many others become professional fiddle players.

Knoeck’s musical beginnings were a mix of classical piano and voice studies. In the 1980s, she discovered instrumental folk music and contra dancing.

Dance bands soon followed and she has been playing piano and accordion ever since, weaving a wide variety of musical influences into her style.

Knoeck also plays with the nationally touring Groovemongers. In addition to contra dance, she enjoys playing for English and Scottish country dancing.

For more information about Bolt:  dickbolt.com and cdbaby.com/tullamore2.

For more information about Knoeck: montagedanceband.com andgroovemongers.com

The next free Sunday concert at the Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, featuring the Association of North Country Fiddlers Chapter of NYSOTFA.

The Hall of Fame & Museum is open during the Sunday concerts and all facilities are accessible to people with disabilities and enclosable in the event of bad weather.

Refreshments are available at adjacent patio umbrella tables.

Other concerts from 2 to 5 p.m. at the museum are:

Sept. 22 – Craobh Dugan of Utica, 2 to 5 p.m.

Sept. 29 – season finale – “Old Time Fiddlers’ Reunion and Roger Thesier House Party” with open mic and dish-to-pass lunch, noon to 5 p.m.

For information, visit nysotfa.com or call 599-7009 and leave a message.

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