First Saturday Lecture: "Fiddler's Dream: Missouri's Continuing Heritage of Traditional Fiddle and Dance Music"

7/7/2018 | Arrow Rock State Historic Site | Arrow Rock, MO

For more than four decades, Howard Marshall has been devoted to conserving, studying and carrying on traditional fiddle music. A member of a pioneer Randolph County family and a retired University of Missouri professor of art history, Marshall has played fiddle since the late 1960s. He notes that there has been a fiddler in every generation of his family since at least 1830. Marshall’s performances focus on music he inherited from master old-time fiddlers. Marshall also writes about the history of fiddling, produces CDs by Missouri fiddlers, and recently reissued a book and double CD called “’Now That’s a Good Tune:’ Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling.” Howard will perform some tunes as part of the lecture.

Program time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, MO | (660) 837-3330

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs