Under the direction of Dennis Morton, a string teacher at McKnight Elementary in the North Allegheny School District, was organized in 2002 for students within the district interested in expanding their love and knowledge of music.
The students representing the N.A. Fiddlers (www.nafiddlers.net) are in grades 6 through 12. These fiddlers participate in a week-long workshop during the summer months. Tunes are taught and learned in the traditional aural style, meaning by ear and without the use of written notes. Local folk musician Mark Tamsula attends each workshop and presents the students with a variety of styles including Scottish, Irish, Old Timey, Scandinavian, Finnish, and Cajun.
The N.A. Fiddlers have performed at dozens of locations throughout the North Hills area including retirement homes, folk festivals, fall festivals, country clubs, church festivals/picnics, the Butler January Ice Jam, a local bluegrass festival, Soergels Orchards, Ethnic Food festivals, various school functions and they have played with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and Butler Symphony Orchestra.
If you have any questions or comments about the fiddlers, we would love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are interested in the fiddlers playing at your function please feel free to fill in this online form and I will get back to you as soon as I can. [Our newest recording, N.A. Fiddlers 2017, can be found on iTunes. Thanks for your support.]