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Scottish and Folk Music by the Possum Holler Fiddlers

Updated on February 9, 2012

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Possum Holler Fiddlers at The Dutton Theatre

The Dutton Theatre - contunued

The Dutton Theatre - finale

Awesome Group of Young Folks

These teenagers have just blown me away with their talent. They bring back the original Ozark Mountain feeling through their music. Their music takes you back to the days when times seemed simple and innocent, and people were generally good hearted folk. They also play a range of Scottish music that too me, is just beautiful.

As you watch these video clips you can easily image yourself in the midst of the old days, long before television and video replaced family time. Living in the mountains, maybe hanging out on the porch while everyone in the family is either playing a musical instrument, dancing in the front yard, or just sitting in a rocking chair slappin' your knee and stompin' your foot.

In today's society, a lot of the music the younger generation listens to contains so much mis-placed anger, hurt, violence and vulgarity. It is so refreshing and hopeful to see these young people interested in this type of music. Their interest in their heritage is uplifting.

I understand that they have learned a lot of their music from various fiddle players from around the Ozarks. And they do a wonderful job of paying homage and respect to folk music. My hope is that the Possum Holler Fiddlers may inspire more of our youth to take part in something that has almost become extinct.

They have a fun rendition of your traditional square dance music that makes you want to get up and dance. They also play a range of beautiful Scottish music. Some of their songs remind me of something you would hear in the movie with Mel Gibson "Brave Heart".

Some of their song titles include the Scottish tunes "Swaller tail jig," and the American version of another Scottish tune called "Leather Britches." Both of these will get your foot-a-tappin and put a big smile on your face.

These videos were recorded at the Dutton Theatre. I hope you enjoy them.

Go see their website!

If you want to learn more about the Possum Holler Fiddlers go check out their website. It is still under construction, but is being updated periodically. Keep them uplifted so that we may be able to continue to hear from their music.

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  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 5 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Yes, I admire their courage. Thank you for your comment and thank you for checking out their website. These guys need all of the support they can get.

  • RTalloni profile image

    RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

    What fun! There's something about fall weather that makes mountain music resound in our hearts and minds, don't you think? :)

    You did not underestimate these kids, they do indeed do a wonderful job. Multitalented and delightful! My experience with groups like this is that they are hard workers, not just on their music but in their jobs and communities.

    How nice to find this piece on the Possum Holler Fiddlers today. I'm going to check out their website now. :)

  • cashmere profile image

    cashmere 6 years ago from India

    Lovey tribute to the traditional music.

  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Thanks Patty, marriedwithdebt just posted a link you might wanna check out too. Their good!

  • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

    Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    This is encouraging to see and hear younger people take up music and bring job to those that hear them. Rated Up and more and linked to one of my Frankenmuth Palooza Hubs as well.

  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Thank you, I'll check them out in a bit. I'm in the middle of making boudain.

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    marriedwithdebt 6 years ago from Illinois

    Here's their site

    Winter's Bone was very well done.

  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    I've never heard of them, but I will look them up. Do you have a link I could follow about them. I id see Winter's Bone though ha ha and loved it.

    Thank you for your comment. Please feel free to share this as I would love to help these guys out by getting their name out.

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    marriedwithdebt 6 years ago from Illinois

    Do you like Ha Ha Tonka? I saw them on the episode of No Reservations when Tony went to the Ozarks to hang out with the author of Winter's Bone. They seem more mainstream, but dig-able. (Thanks for sharing this, Wesman Todd)

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    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Yes, on their video they state what the former name of Leather Britches was but I didn't hear all of the words correctly and didn't want to inadvertently give false information. Thank you for your support.

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    I didn't know the former name of the tune "Leather Britches," but that's an old favourite in bluegrass, etc.

    LOTS of traditional bluegrass tunes, of course, are or were traditional Scottish or Irish tunes for who knows how long prior to crossing the Atlantic with the immigrants and their fiddles.

    I'm always glad when I see someone promoting genuine music, and music involving...well, musicians instead of that "whatever you wish to call it" that is promoted in the media.

  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Your welcome, I admire these kids so much for what they're doing so I just want to show my support and try to help get their name out.

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    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    Such an interesting hub;thank you so much for sharing.

    Take care and enjoy your day.


  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Thank you Barbi

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    BarbiHarm 6 years ago from Beaumont, Texas

    Awesome Talent!!