Fiddler to Play Desmond-Fish

Will discuss unusual melodies of Mississippi tunes

Harry Bolick will discuss and play Mississippi fiddle tunes during an appearance at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. His new book, Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s, co-authored with Stephen T. Austin and published by the University Press of Mississippi, will be available for purchase. The Mississippi tradition stands out for its unusual melodies and rhythms.


Bolick’s expansive repertoire includes Southern tunes and songs from friends, early commercial and field recordings, as well as many of his own compositions. He has eight recordings to his credit and performs with leading duos and bands, including the Wahoo String Band. He teaches fiddle and mandolin weekly at the Garrison Art Center as well as workshops around the country on Mississippi fiddle tunes.

The Desmond-Fish is located at 472 Route 403, at the corner of Route 9D. For more information, visit

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