The Frankville Fiddler’s Convention is the oldest continuing fiddler’s contest in Alabama. It retains the intimate community atmosphere once found at such events throughout the state. Showcasing a musical form that dates back to Alabama’s early historic period, the Frankville Fiddler’s Convention also serves social and educational functions in the community and attracts visitors from beyond. Music scholar Joyce Cauthen, author of With Fiddle and Well-Rosined Bow: Old-Time Fiddling in Alabama, joins the JOURNEY PROUD crew as they visit Frankville.
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