A group of young fiddlers from the Tri-Lakes area will play next week at the White House. The Possum Holler Fiddlers, aged 11 to 20, learned to play the traditional way, by listening and watching. Karlene McGill and her husband, Robert, started a traditional fiddle camp in 2008. Robert contacted the White House last summer and informed them about their camp. Three weeks ago, an invitation arrived…
White House Invitation for Possum Holler Fiddlers – Sally Kaucher
The young fiddlers have worked to raise money for the trip, but, currently, they are $3,000 short.
The group departs next Tuesday and they will stay at the National 4H Center. They will perform twice on the 19th starting at 7:30 a.m., followed by a tour of the White House and the U-S Capitol. They will visit other Washington landmarks before returning to southwest Missouri.
If you wish to contribute to the not-for-profit 501(c) 3, you can mail it to Ozark Mountain Music, P.O. Box 36, Reeds Spring, MO 65737.
For more information, contact Bob or Karlene McGill at 417-230-5530.
Photo - The Possum Holler Fiddlers performed Sunday with local musician H.K. Silvey at the White River Valley Historical Society in Forsyth. (photo courtesy White River Valley Historical Society)