Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Old Country Fiddler this Thursday at 7pm
Charles Ross Taggart was a traveling entertainer who grew up in Topsham, Vermont and performed in various stage shows across the country for over 40 years, starting in 1895. A fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer and ventriloquist, he made at least 25 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia compansies and appeared in a talking movie picture 6 years before Al Jolson starred in The Jazz Singer. Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, c.1936, sharing recollections on his life and career, with some live fiddling and humorous sketches interspersed in this living history program. Thursday May 17th at 7pm in the Community Room of the Library. A New Hampshire Humanities Council Program.