Our Founder and President, Gerry Lagace, was impelled, as a member of the Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island, to start a fiddlers club in Connecticut. And so, on December 10, 1972, Gerry invited twelve local musicians to his folk’s home in Bristol to tell them how the Rhode Island fiddlers were active in playing their fiddles and promoting the “art” of “old tyme fiddling”.
After hearing Gerry’s idea, these musicians wanted to persuade other fiddlers in the area, to take their fiddles out of their cases, rosin up their bows, and make them useful again. Thus was the beginning of the Connecticut’s Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club!
We would love to see you at our next public concert! We have events going all summer long and into the fall.
Video courtesy of Nutmeg TV, a non profit community access television station for the communities of Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, New Britain and Plainville, CT. Watch the fiddler's every Saturday night at 7:00p.m. on channel 5. www.nutmegtv.org