Fiddlers return to library Jan. 13

Loutit District Library will host the Mona Shores High School Fiddlers on Jan. 13 for an afternoon of popular Irish fiddle music for the library's free Sunday concert series.
Tribune Staff
Jan 3, 2013

This concert begins at 2 p.m. on the library's upper level lobby. Library officials urge the public to arrive early due to limited seating. The library opens at 1 p.m. on Sundays.

The group was formed in 1996 by the retired Mona Shores High School orchestra director, Timothy Staudacher, to create an alternative style for string players that revolved around the performance of folk music from various cultures. The fiddlers are led by current high school orchestra director Samer Jeroudi.     

The high school students attend a three-day camp prior to the start of the school year and then rehearse every Thursday evening in preparation for all their performances. Most of the students start their fiddling by joining the folk fiddling classes offered through Mona Shores Community Education.

The fiddlers perform annually at the Michigan Irish Festival. They accompanied the school's orchestra last summer on a tour to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria.

 

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