Fiddler's Dream: Further Adventures in Traditional Music

Monday, December 11 › 7-8 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Accomplished fiddler and cultural historian Howard Marshall will play tunes and discuss his new book, "Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri." The book covers the history of fiddle and dance music from the 1920s to the 1960s, including chapters on radio fiddlers, music parties, oprys, fiddling contests, swing music, early bluegrass, and Missouri fiddlers who took Missouri fiddling to the West Coast. The program will revolve around an informal concert of fiddle tunes and commentary, with Marshall joined by Dale Pauley on violin, Heinrich Leonhard on guitar, Jim Ruth on banjo and Kathy Gordon on bass. Howard Marshall is professor emeritus in the Department of Art History and Archaeology, and former director of the Missouri Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a sixth-generation Missourian, and inherits a family legacy of fiddle music. Books will be available for purchase and signing from University of Missouri Press.

Adults and teens.

Registration: Not required.