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The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Traveling Entertainer

  • Exeter Historical Society 47 Front Street Exeter, NH, 03833 United States (map)

Musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart grew up in Topsham, Vermont, going on to perform in various lyceum and Chautauqua circuits all across the country for over 40 years starting in 1895. A fiddler, piano player, comedian, singer, and ventriloquist, he made at least 40 recordings on various labels, as well as appearing in an early talking movie four years before Al Jolson starred in The Jazz Singer. Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of Taggart's career, c. 1936, sharing recollections on his life, with some live fiddling and humorous sketches interspersed in this living history program.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm. The program is generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities and is free and open to the public.

Earlier Event: October 2
The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt
Later Event: December 4
Holiday Open House