Triad Arts Weekend: March 22, 2013
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention
The fourth annual Surry Fiddlers Convention kicks off this afternoon at the Surry Community College in Dobson with Old Time dancing to music performed by Zephyr Lightning Bolts, Slate Mountain Ramblers, and Mountain Park Old Time Band. On Saturday four workshops are among the many offerings. Noted fiddler and NPR’s own Paul Brown will host a fiddling workshop, virtuoso Adam Hurt will hold court with the banjo, guitarist extraordinaire Beth Hartness will oversee a guitar workshop and dance instructor Samantha Wilhelmi will lead a dance workshop. The convention’s A-team effort and two of the three musician directors are here with David today: guitarist Buck Buckner, fiddler Nick McMillian and banjo player Michael Motley joined them Live in Studio A.
The amazing Magnolia Baroque Festival musicians tenor Glenn Siebert, violinist Ingrid Mathews, oboeist Debra Nagy, and theorbo and lute player John Lenti joined David Ford live in Studio A. Magnolia Baroque Festival brings the best of the Baroque to the Triad every other year. In May of 2012 Magnolia Baroque Festival celebrated its 5th Anniversary Season. You’ll find links to highlights from that year here. One of those highlights was the brilliant violinist who joined us at WFDD, Ingrid Matthews joined by yet another leading Baroque violinist Julie Andrijeski performing music for an entire evening of dueling divas on solo violin and continuo.
Ben Taylor, David Saw, and Mark Puzey