Reed Island Rounders' Performance Calendar

HA! I guess it is obvious that we have not updated our calendar for a good while. But we have had a lot of fun, music, travels, festivals, dances, gigs, and opportunities to make new friends since 2008! Sooner or later we will update this page. Thanks for stopping by!

Please check back often for updates!

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Performance Schedule - 2008

Feb. 2, 2008
Blacksburg Square Dance - Blacksburg, Va.,  8-11pm.

March 22, 2008
Rounders' House Concert, Blacksburg, Va. , 8-11 pm
email for more info

April 18-20, 2008
Holiday Lake Old Time Music Festival, Appomattox, Va.
Great festival at Holiday Lake 4-H Camp; workshops, dancing, and concerts - lots of jamming!
Rounders teach fiddle, banjo & guitar classes. Check it out!

June 8-13, 2008
Mars Hill Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week
Sign up for classes, jamming, a week of fun! Wide variety of classes and instructors.
Betty is teaching Advanced Fiddle.

Sept. 3-7, 2008
JP Fraley Mountain Music Festival, Carter Caves State Park, Kentucky.
Four days of Old Time Mountain Music in the beautiful scenery of Carter Caves State Park, in eastern Kentucky (just off I-64). Concerts, workshops, and open 'jams take place in the shaded amphitheater near the park's Lodge. Legendary Kentucky fiddler JP Fraley's family has organized this unpretentious and entertaining festival for 30 years. The Reed Island Rounders are among several 'regular' performers, including the Corn Drinkers, from Dayton, Ohio, Ky's finest Roger Cooper and Paul Smith, master guitarist Robin Kessinger, and innovative dulcimer artist Alan Freeman.

Oct 26 - Nov 7, 2008
Augusta October Old-Time Week, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WVa.
Well known for intensive music, dance, and craft classes, the Augusta Heritage Workshops' October Old Time Week is one not to miss! More intimate than the summer sessions, great teachers, and lots of dancing.
Betty is teaching Advanced Fiddle, Diane is teaching Intermediate Banjo, and Billy is teaching beginning Old-Time guitar backup. 
Check it out, sign up, and have a great week!

Summer festival season fills in the lion's share of the weekends in 2008, so please look for us at Fiddler's Grove, Mount Airy, Glen Lyn, Glenville, Clifftop, Galax, and the J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin'!! Look for links to these below...etty teaches Advanced Fiddle

Performance Schedule - 2007

Feb. 3, 2007
Blacksburg Square Dance - Blacksburg, Va.,  8-11pm.

March 23-24, 2007
Weekend in Pittsburgh, PA: Fiddle & banjo workshops & 2 house concerts.

April 28, 2007
33rd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 10am - 6pm.
All-day festival featuring the traditions of the Dominican Republic, as well as Celtic & American cultures.
Free to the public! Bring the family!

April 28, 2007 - evening
Rounders' House Concert, Wilmington, Delaware, 8pm.  Adm. $15
Intimate house concert followed by a good ol' jam session!

July 14, 2007
Fiddle Workshop with Betty - intermediate level -  Brevard, NC
more info to come

July 28, 2007
Carter Fold ~ Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Hiltons, VA, 7:30 pm.
The Rounders will fill the summer evening with dance tunes and our usual fare, accompanied by Mark Rose on stand-up bass. Bring your dancing shoes!

October 14, 2007
Rounders in DC!
Fiddle & Banjo workshops Saturday afternoon, House Concert Saturday evening. More info to come - please check back!

Performance Schedule - 2006
Our thanks to all who attended these various concerts and festivals!

December 31, 2005

WPAQ Merry-Go-Round - live radio broadcast on WPAQ-AM 740, 11 am -1 pm,
from the Cinema Theater, downtown Mount Airy, North Carolina. Free to the public, live audience welcome!

January 13, 2006
Benefit Concert for Dwight Diller, Boyds, Maryland, 7:30 pm. Boyd's Presbyterian Church
With Alan Jabbour, New Southern Cow Tippers, Caruther's Others, Scott Prouty & Ellen Hatton, The Reed Island Rounders, and the Martin Family String Band

March 25, 2006
Benefit Concert for Dwight Diller, 8pm WVSU Capitol Center Theatre, Charleston, WV
Hosted by John Morris and featuring: Born Old, Dan Dawson, Gail Hatton, Soup Kitchen, Kate Long, David Morris & band, The Reed Island Rounders, John Morris, David O'Dell, and other friends of Dwight  ~

April 1, 2006
Blacksburg Square Dance - Blacksburg, Va.,  8-11pm.

July 22, 2006
Fiddle & Banjo Workshops, Brevard, NC
more info to come

July 23, 2006
Songcatcher's Concert Series, Cradle of the Forest, Pisgah Forest, NC
more info to come

September 21-24, 2006
Rounders' Weekend in Austin, Texas
Thursday 21st: Concert at the Central Market, Saturday 23rd: Fiddle & Banjo workshops, Saturday night: AFTM House Concert, Sunday 24th: Benefit at the One World Theater

October 7& 8, 2006
Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm "Old Virginia Hoedown"
and Fiddle & Banjo workshops & Concert in Charlottesville, VA

Saturday 7th: Old Virginia Hoedown" Presentation of traditional dance and music on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 5.8.
Sat nite: RIR in concert at the Westminster House (formerly the Prism Coffeehouse), 8-11 pm
Sunday 8th, 1-5 pm: Old-Time Fiddle & Banjo Workshops at the Westminster House.

Oct. 20-22, 2006
35th Annual Home Craft Days festival in Big Stone Gap, VA

Nov. 4, 2006
WPAQ Merry-Go-Round - live radio broadcast on WPAQ-AM 740, 11 am -1 pm, from the Cinema Theater, downtown Mount Airy, North Carolina. Free to the public, live audience welcome!

2006 SUMMER FESTIVALS were wonderful, as usual, and were very much like the 2004 list below!


Performances - 2005

January 14, 2005
Rex Theater, downtown Galax, VA - LIVE broadcast, 8 - 10 pm.
Blue Ridge Backroads Show, broadcast over WBRF-FM 98.1  Galax, VA

January 15, 2005
The Blue Ridge Jamboree, Andy Griffith Playhouse, 7:30 pm.
An evening of variety entertainment, in downtown Mount Airy, NC!

February 6 - 9, 2005
Appomattox Old Time Music Workshop, near Appomattox, VA., at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.
This Sunday - Wednesday workshop includes classes with Betty (int. fiddle), Steve Kilby (flat pick guitar), Jimbo Cary (clawhammer banjo), and Al Firth (bass).

April 2, 2005
Blacksburg Square Dance - Blacksburg, Va.,  8-11pm.

April 10, 2005
Greenwood Contra Dance, Greenwood, VA. 
We're working on also presenting banjo & fiddle workshops in the area the same weekend - please check back for updates!

April 29 & 30, 2005
Weekend in Pittsburgh, PA:
Fiddle & banjo workshops & 2 house concerts - more info will be posted as we firm things up.

July 30, 2005
Stuart, VA, Music Festival - more info to come

July 30, 2005
Blue Ridge Music Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fisher's Peak, VA The Rounders will join the evening concert from 7-10 pm.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2005
Pocahontas County Opera House, Marlinton, West Virginia
Friday evening square dance, and Saturday concert. More details will be posted closer to the date.

Oct. 15, 2005
House concert in the Washington, D.C. area. Please email us for more details.

Oct. 16, 2005
Glen Echo Contra & Square Dance , Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
Glen Echo's wonderful Sunday dance, featuring caller Beth Molaro. Todd Clewell will join us on the bass for this dance!
7:30-10:30 pm, $10/$8 FSGW members, in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Call (301) 926-9142 or visit


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