How hard it is to put into words all that Fiddle Camp entails: Old friends, new friends, family, watermelon (always), tennis, ice cream, the Fiddle Camp News, jackets, blankets, strings and tape, children buried in the sandbox, laughter and a whole bunch of music. We hope you enjoy a peek into the Fiddle Camp Finale and all the wonderful musicians and their families that make Fiddle Camp so special!
Fiddle Camp Finale
I arrived early at the Blowing Rock Park
And wandered around without much to do.
With a newly made friend I had a nice talk;
Played a tune with another who was there early too.
Once the beginners began to assemble
I wandered away to the cookies and melon
And joined a bundle of girls in a gaggle
That included some Harwells, and Powells, and Lorien.
After long consultation, we all went to sample
The fudge being offered for free down at Kilwins'.
The we marched up the street -
A few with bare feet -
To the end of the block,
And returned to the park.
With music and dancing the night wore away;
Then we went out for ice cream to finish the day.
Outside on the sidewalk, we kept folks awake
With singing and laughing and some boisterous play.
Kilwins' was open till nearly eleven
And not till they locked up did we think about moving!
What a fitting finale to Fiddle Camp, friends!
Like that evening, we wish that it never would end.
With Fiddles so lovely and campers so kind -
If we played here forever, would anyone mind?
~ by a veteran Fiddle Camper
Beginner Fiddle - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Beginner Fiddle - Liza Jane
Beginner Step Dance
Beginner Guitar - Amazing Grace
Intermediate Fiddle - Soldier's Joy
Intermediate Fiddle - Scots / Irish Medley
Intermediate Guitar - Soldier's Joy
Advanced Fiddle - Gospel Medley
Advanced Fiddle - Bluegrass in the Backwoods
Advanced Fiddle - Bobcat Bounce
Advanced Fiddle - Two Rivers
Advanced Step Dance
The Burgess Family
The Echemendia Family
The Greer Family
The Harwell Family
The Kennedy Family
The Little Cousins
The Oliver Family
The Petrey Family
The Rusgrove Family
Samuel and Isaiah - Blackberry Blossom
Sophie and the Brothers Two
The Weigl Family
The White Family
The Wingo-Pierce Family