November 23, 2008

Athabascan Fiddlers Festival

Athabascan Fiddlers Create CommunityNo one has to coax dancers onto the dance floor at the Athabascan Fiddlers Festival.

Shortly after the opening strains of fiddle and guitar music started bouncing off the pole ceiling this week at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, dancers took to the floor two-stepping in time to Western ballads and blues.

The four-day fiddling festival is in its 26th year and shows no signs of slowing down.
Below:  "Tasha Geoge of Stevens Village, Alaska, plays with the Stevens Village group during the opening night of the 26th annual Athabascan Fiddlers Festival at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall in Fairbanks, Alaska." (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sam Harrel)

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