Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention

Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention

Various Artists FW02435 / FA 2435

Held since 1935, the Old Fiddlers' Convention is a southwestern Virginia tradition and a prime destination for old time and bluegrass musicians and fans. This recording was made at the festival from 1960 through 1963, and the tracks included are representative of the skill and spontaneity heard on the Galax stage.

Year Released 1964
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1964 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Bass; Fiddle; Guitar; Mandolin
Subject(s) Banjo music; Bluegrass music; Fiddle tunes; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Old-time music; String band

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101 Turkey in the Straw Larry Richardson, Sonny Miller, and Johnny Jackson 1:24
102 Whoa Mule Clarence Ashley 1:57
103 Bill Cheatham The Stony Mountain Boys 1:38
104 The Sweetest Gift a Mother's Smile Udel McPeak and Billy Edwards 2:35
105 Cumberland Gap Lost John Ray 1:18
106 Walk in the Parlor The Old Timers 1:55
107 John Henry George Pegram 2:19
108 Cricket on the Hearth The Sunny Mountain Boys 2:27
109 Columbus Stockade Blues Dot Edwards and Katie Golden 2:29
110 Concord Rag J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers 2:25
111 Blackberry Blossom The Buck Mountain Band 1:55
201 Paddy on the Turnpike Unidentified Band 0:51
202 Wandering Boy Ivor Melton 2:52
203 Stoney Creek Sonny Miller 1:24
204 Cackling Hen Uncle Rufus Blackburn 1:55
205 Bill Cheatham The Southern Mountain Boys 2:10
206 Seeing Nellie Home Billy Edwards 1:07
207 Leather Britches Brushy River Boys 1:59
208 Sally Ann George Stoneman 1:57
209 Honeysuckle Rag The Mountain Ramblers 1:41
210 Old Man at the Mill Clint Howard 1:50
211 Walking in My Sleep The Virginia Playboys 1:32
212 Kingdom's Come Norman Edmonds 2:08
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