Fiddle Jam

Long Lake Fiddle Jam June 19th

Celebrate Father’s Day in Long Lake NY!. On June 19, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY, Frank Orsini and The Whippersnappers will host the 20th Annual Spring Blossom Fiddle Jamboree.

Twenty years in the making, twenty years of history and tradition, the Long Lake Fiddle Jamboree returns after having been postponed due to flooding back in April.

The Whippernappers, Peter Davis, George Wilson and Frank Orsini have played the Albany Region folk-music scene for decades. Davis plays guitar, piano, and clarinet; Wilson is a traditional fiddler and banjoist who regularly performs at regional folk festivals; and fiddler-mandolinist-guitarist Frank Orsini has played with bluegrass greats Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield.

Long Lake’s Fiddle Jam is a celebration for all ages and all levels of experience helping preserve, and promote old time fiddling. No auditions are required, no competition, just good times, toe-tapping, spirit lifting music. Fiddlers arrive at the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30 by noon on June 19th to reserve a slot to play two songs with our backup band or with your own back up musicians. It’s an informal gathering of friends, old and new in a non-competitive atmosphere. Get there early to sign up.

Long Lake is located in the center of the Adirondacks on NYS Routes 30 and 28N offering year-round recreational activities and a variety of events. Long Lake is a widening of the Raquette River and part of the 740 mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Make Long Lake a springtime destination and visit the Fiddle Jam.

For more information about our area check us out on the web at www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.

Fiddle Jam Postponed

With deep regret the Long Lake Parks and Rec Department has postponed the Spring Blossom Fiddle Jam slated for Sunday, May 1st. Unfortunately due to a State of Emergency by the Town of Long Lake it was recommended to reschedule the event for another time when all roads are open to full traffic.

At this time Route 30 from Blue Mt. Lake to Long Lake has limited vehicular traffic. No tractor trailers or log trucks are permitted from Blue Mt. Lake to Long Lake. All truck traffic is being diverted to Newcomb on Route 28N as trucks are not allowed through downtown Long Lake over the Long Lake Bridge on Route 30 until further notice.

Passenger vehicles have been getting through at their own risk.

We will reschedule with Frank Orsini and The Whippersnappers and Donnie Perkins and the Family Band for a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Always call ahead. All events are subject to change without notice.

518.624.3077

20th Anniversary of the Fiddle Jam

On May 1, 2011 at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake NY, Frank Orsini and The Whippersnappers will join Donnie Perkins and the Family Band for the 20th Annual Spring Blossom Fiddle Jamboree in Long Lake, NY.

The Whippernappers, Peter Davis, George Wilson and Frank Orsini have played the Albany Region folk-music scene for decades. Davis plays guitar, piano, and clarinet; Wilson is a traditional fiddler and banjoist who regularly performs at regional folk festivals; and fiddler-mandolinist-guitarist Frank Orsini has played with bluegrass greats Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield.

Donnie Perkins and the Family Band are seasoned vets of the Long Lake Fiddle Jam and return having performed on the Long Lake stage for many years. Over the years, Don’s playing has evolved to include more modern styles such as bluegrass and country-western. All the while, though, he has continued to carry the torch for the old-time fiddle music he grew up with. Now based in Plattsburgh , Don Perkins has won numerous fiddle contests, recorded several LPs and CD’s and published at least one book on fiddling. He is widely regarded as an outstanding New York State fiddler.

Long Lake’s Fiddle Jam is a celebration for all ages and all levels of experience helping preserve, and promote old time fiddling. No auditions are required, no competition, just good times, toe-tapping, spirit lifting music. Fiddlers arrive at the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30 by noon on May 1st to reserve a slot to play two songs with our backup band or with your own back up musicians. It’s an informal gathering of friends, old and new in a non-competitive atmosphere. Get there early to sign up.

Admission is $7 for Adults, $4 for kids 10-16 and children under 10 are free. The Long Lake Ladies Auxiliary will be selling lunch.

Long Lake is located in the center of the Adirondacks on NYS Routes 30 and 28N offering year-round recreational activities and a variety of events. Long Lake is a widening of the Raquette River and part of the 740 mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Make Long Lake a springtime destination and visit the Fiddle Jam.

For more information about our area check us out on the web at www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.

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