Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island

Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island

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Our new website is up and running

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http://oldfiddlersclubri.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A century of new england fiddling

We have added a new photo album....A Century of Fiddling in New England.  This is a 4 page article prepared by our club archivist Matt McConeghy.  It is an interesting story about the people and the tunes of the our club.  Matt prepared it to take to Fiddle Hell Nov 5, 2011 in Massachusetts where he will be leading a jam session on Rhode Island fiddling.  Take a look at it by clicking on Photo Gallery to the left.

At present the only way we can get this on the website is with jpg files, so we apologize for the small size of the print.

Video of OFCRI playing St. Anne's Reel at Foster Old Home Days, July 2011

Frank Moon archives

Doris Moon, Frank's widow, has given the club over 2 boxes of archives from the club.  The collection includes membership applications as far back as 1930. meeting minutes from the 1930s, photographs going back to 1912, copies of photographs going back to what appears to be the 19th century, and a wealth of newspaper articles about the club and fiddlers from our area.  At the June meeting a Historical Committee, with Matt McConneghy as chairman was appointed to organize and evaluate the material,  A new ablum, Historical Photographs, has been set up in our website Photo Gallery.  Two photographs from the collection can be seen there.  One is a photograph of the "Fiddlers Club" (predecesor of the Old Fidders' Culb of Rhode Island) taken at the annual renion in Harrisville RI, 6 October, 1912.  The other is the Old Fiddlers' Club of Rhode Island outing at Perryville Grange Hall, 19 August 1934.  In this one a young Frank Moon appears at the right of the 2nd row.

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 Two videos of woodstock fair performance

Here are 2 videos taken by Trudy at the Woodstock Fair in 2010:

 www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXAWAirK1Q

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMbn7p1qfFo&feature=related

 

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video of 2009 Christmas party

Photos & Music at North Scituate, RI, jul 3, 2009

For a nice collection of photos and music by photographer and member Trudy Carr go to:

http://www.youtube.com/user/iltdne#p/a/f/1/mZzjQFiY0sg

video & article June 26, 2010 n. smithfield ri society of friends concert

This article and video was from the Valley Breeze RI Newspaper. Go to

http://www.breezeobserver.com/Free/Fiddlers-video 

 

 

photos at north scituate, ri, jul 3 2010

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