CENTRAL CHAPTER FIDDLERS
Chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers' Association
Of the several "Chapters" within the NYSOTFA, the Central Chapter is the oldest, having been formed at Osceola, New York with Alice Clemens being the first President.

The Chapter's goals are to preserve, promote and perpetuate the old time fiddle music that our ancestors played and enjoyed to encourage and assist young people to learn to play the fiddle and learn the old tunes.

At present, the Chapter has fifty-five (55) members throughout central New York and the northern Catskills.

As a Chapter, we play several engagements throughout the summer, with small groups within the Chapter playing benefits at various churches, nursing homes, etc.

The public is invited to our monthly meetings which are held every third Friday at 7:00 PM at the LZ Marine Corps League, Moran Post Road, Camden, NY, with Jam Sessions following the meetings.  (No meetings in December.)

Our officers and contact people are:

David Loveland
287 North Hillsboro Road, Camden, NY  13316
315-245-3480​

Steven Paul
2345 State Route 49, West Monroe, NY 13167
315-676-2344​

Paula Aldridge, Secretary
1201 Hillsboro Road, Camden, NY  13316
315-886-9621

Clara Loveland, Treasurer/Membership Secretary
287 North Hillsboro Road, Camden, NY  13316
315-245-3480

MY VIOLIN…

It seems strange to think that my violin was once a tree, but I do not know what else could have caught the music that lies within it, waiting for the touch.

It must be centuries old, and through all those years it was listening and learning, weaving in with it’s growth the forest melodies to sing to generations yet unborn.

Wind and wave and song of bird, crash of thunder, drip of rain and mating call….all these are in the fibre of my violin.

And the thousand notes of sea and storm, the music of the waterfall and stream…what wonder it is so nearly the human voice.

“Love Letter of a Musician”

Central Chapter Member New York Inductees into the 
North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame:

Talleta Atwell**       Alice Clemens**      
 Larry Downey**  
George Harriger      Hilton Kelley**       
Randy Kerr** 
  Ernie McDonald       Keith Hunt    
Chad Miller

** Now Deceased
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AVAILABLE TO YOU ON OUR SITE
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LEARN A NEW TUNE A MONTH - it is our responsibility, as old time fiddlers, to pass on these old songs!

SONGS ARE SELECTED AND UPDATED BY 
CHAD MILLER OF THE CENTRAL CHAPTER

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CENTRAL CHAPTER RESOURCES