- Prairie Fiddle, December 8, 2013
At 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 8th, musicians Dave Fowler and Carolyn Johnson will present various historical and romantic perspectives on the instrument we lovingly call a "fiddle" and its upscale cousin, the violin. The program will include early Irish-American tunes, Nebraska historically traditional tunes, and a bit of bluegrass styling, as well as romantic tunes from barn dances, honky-tonk clubs, and gypsy cafes. Of course there will also be some tunes appropriate to the Christmas season. Dave Fowler will fiddle while Carolyn Johnsen accompanies him on the keyboard, and they encourage you to come with your requests. Be ready to enjoy an hour of lively, varied music in the intimate setting of the Neihardt Memorial Room and share in the reception to be served after the program.
Also, if you have not yet viewed the fine exhibit of pastel art by the late Rev. F. W. Thomsen of Blair based on Black Elk's Vision as told in Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks, this is a great time to do so. If you are looking for unusual holiday gifts, we have a selection of books and CDs as well as local beadwork.
For more information, please contact the Neihardt State Historic Site at 1-402-648-3388 or 1-888-777-4667 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the site at 306 W. Elm Street, Bancroft, NE.