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The Fiddle in America

A History and Demonstration

2018-06-09 13:00:00 2018-06-09 14:30:00 America/New_York The Fiddle in America Dr. Matthew Backes explores the origins and history of American fiddle music, covering a range of styles and modes of expression. Mary Jacobs branch

Saturday, June 09
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-06-09 13:00:00 2018-06-09 14:30:00 America/New_York The Fiddle in America Dr. Matthew Backes explores the origins and history of American fiddle music, covering a range of styles and modes of expression. Mary Jacobs branch

Mary Jacobs branch

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Dr. Matthew Backes explores the origins and history of American fiddle music, covering a range of styles and modes of expression.

Matthew Backes is passionate about stringed instruments; he started playing at 15 years old. When he’s not fiddling, singing, or picking mandolin or guitar, Backes teaches American Studies at Rutgers University.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Common Heritage initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these Library programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Will you need a special accommodation? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.

Mary Jacobs branch

maryjacobs@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8430
Branch manager
Rebecca Crawford

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