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The Black Family (Posted On: Saturday, May 24, 2008)

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Local fiddling family performs first show at Meaford Hall.  Join in on a night of old time fiddle music as the Black Family takes the stage at Meaford Hall Saturday, May 31st, 2008  Eight youngsters from the Black family between the ages of three to seventeen will perform some of your favourites.

“They have each other,” says Patty Black, mother of ten, “practicing isn’t so bad when your brothers and sisters have to do it too!”  Bradley, Christopher, Anastasia, Ellen, Gregory, Maria, John, and James will knock your socks off as they fiddle the night away, accompanied by Emily on the baby grand. You’ll hear favourites such as “Tennessee Waltz,” “Leaving of Liverpool,” and “Doggy in the Window.”

You might have seen these youngsters, aged three to 17, play at various fall fairs in the area or at the International Plowing Match in Meaford.  After five years of performing, eight of the children play the fiddle and sing as the crowd enjoys the show. 

The six oldest children also play the piano.  The way they started “was just fluky,” says Black.  A lady in their church group knew the family played fiddle and asked them to play.  Their show business took off from there, now performing approximately 25 shows each year. 

This local Markdale family is guaranteed to make you smile, so come on out to Meaford Hall!  Show time is 8pm.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.  They are available by stopping by the Meaford Hall Box Office at 12 Nelson Street in Meaford or by calling 1-877-538-0463.  For more information on this event or any Meaford Hall events, please visit our web site

The next is a tribute to Buddy Holly & The Crickets June 14 and The Undesirables & Dala featuring indie/folk/blues music June 21, 2008.


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