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The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

September 9, 2015

Having grown up in Topsham, Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart went on to a forty-year career performing in countless stage shows across the country, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua circuit. A fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer, and ventriloquist, he made at least 25 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies, and appeared in a talking movie picture four years before Al Jolson starred in The Jazz Singer. Fiddler Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, circa 1936, sharing recollections of his life and career interspersed with live fiddling and humorous sketches.

Hosted by the Hartford Historical Society.

Funded project of Vermont Humanities.  Vermont Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 7:00 pm

Contact: Jennifer Murray Phone: (802) 652-7076
Greater Hartford United Church of Christ
1721 Maple Street
Hartford, VT 05047
United States
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