Possum Holler Fiddlers to perform in concert

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Young fiddlers to perform concert The Possum Holler Fiddlers will be among the performers in a concert of traditional Ozarks music that will be presented on Friday, June 3 at the Monett City Park Casino. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Leah Carneal, Diamond; Amanda Murphree-Roberts, Springfield; and Kindra Harris, Purdy. Back row: Joshua Lee, Purdy; Dalton Pennington, Springfield; Andy Harris, Purdy; Luke Thomas, Republic; Jeff Rosinbaum, San Antonio, Texas; and Eric Green, Nixa.

The Possum Holler Fiddlers, a performing troupe of nine young musicians from Barry County and nearby communities, will be among four musical acts that will perform at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 3 at the Monett City Park Casino.

The concert will feature the Possum Holler Fiddlers' traditional Ozark fiddle music, including old-time fiddle, traditional dance and gospel tunes.

Others who will perform during Friday's concert include: Ozark folksinger Judy Domeny Bowen, from Rogersville; Mike and Nancy Micham, from Taneyville; and Now or Never, a band composed of the Carneal family, from Diamond.

Bowen's folksongs and stories are filled with good humor and warmth. The Michams, who performed in Silver Dollar City for many years as Ez n Dil, specialize in Irish music.

Now or Never plays bluegrass and gospel. Band members play banjo, guitar, dobro and fiddle. Leah Carneal, a member of the Possum Holler Fiddlers, also plays with this group.

Proceeds from the concert will support the Traditional Ozark Music program and the Possum Holler Fiddlers' upcoming trip to Scotland. Fiddle students from throughout the Ozarks will attend the four-week-long Traditional Ozark Music Camp in Branson, sponsored by Ozark Adventures, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.

Novice through accomplished fiddlers ages 11 to 17 are accepted into the camp. For additional information on the camp, call Karlene McGill at 417-230-5530.

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