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Fiddling round: Haddox to current at people life workshop at Fairmont State College

FAIRMONT – Chris Haddox, the WVU professor and Morgantown musician whose self-titled album made a splash on the nationwide people and Americana charts when it was launched two years in the past, is showing at Fairmont State College at present along with his fiddle in hand.

He gained’t be exhibiting folks find out how to play it. He’ll be exhibiting folks find out how to repair it.

Haddox is internet hosting a workshop on fiddle restore as a part of the West Virginia Folklife Program, which is a undertaking of the state Humanities Council.

“Periods like these are fairly essential for the artwork and custom of all of it,” Haddox stated.

Different periods on clawhammer banjo and old-time fiddle are additionally a part of the afternoon.

Periods start at 4 p.m. at present on the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Heart, positioned close to the doorway of the Fairmont State campus on Locust Avenue.

Lydia Warren, the director of the middle, stated she likes the way in which the periods are being structured by the humanities council.

“It gives a framework for West Virginia traditions to be celebrated and handed alongside,” she stated.

Artisans or masters of the craft, be it by enjoying the instrument or repairing it, will work by the fundamentals in entrance of an viewers.

Haddox might be there along with his apprentice and fellow musician, Mary Linscheid.

Each will undergo the fundamentals of repairing the instrument that may be a staple of old-time music in West Virginia and Appalachia.

Name that an entrance to West Virginia’s cultural historical past, Haddox stated, echoing Warren.

One taking in craftsmanship and musicianship on the identical time.

“That is the one manner you’ll be able to actually study should you’re making an attempt to study issues like this,” Haddox stated.

“You get with folks and watch what they do.”

Years again, he obtained into the fundamentals of guitar-building when he studied with Gilbert Stiles, a luthier in Preston County whose devices have been nationally recognized.

The afternoon additionally options remarks from Jennie Williams, the official state folklorist for West Virginia, who will talk about how regional music hyperlinks communities — be they in Appalachia or elsewhere.

In the meantime, a reception and old-time music jam will comply with after the workshops, so convey your acoustic devices and take part, Warren stated.