Scenic Six Fiddle Show
August 3 6:00 PM Potlatch High School, Potlatch, Idaho Magel Vogt (208) 875-0947 or Ida Courier 875-0853 firstname.lastname@example.org
Potlatch Junior Jammers will open the show. The youth group includes acoustic string players under age 18 led by Mabel Vogt, Potlatch. Vogt is an Idaho and Northwest Regional champion fiddler and teacher who has directed the Jammers for 30 years.
Musicians in the annual event have included banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonica, dobro, harp and accordion players, as well as vocalists.
Refreshments will be available from 5 pm through intermission. The Potlatch Presbyterian Lutheran Community Youth Group will be raising funds for their activities through their food and beverage sales.
“The fiddle show features music that is part of a living folk tradition practiced in this area,” said Vogt. “It’s a unique opportunity to hear the oldtime style of music that isn’t often heard in the commercial media.” Most participants play by ear. The tunes are passed down aurally from one generation to the next. The music was traditionally played for dancing, which can be heard in the emphasis on strong rhythm.
MC for the evening is Anna Vowels, Newman Lake, Washington, a fiddler raised in Potlatch.
Seating is chair, bleacher or personal lawn chair. Camping space for RV or tent at Scenic 6 Park is available by contacting Potlatch City Hall. Potlatch Arts Council produces the show with the support of area sponsors and volunteers.