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Saline Fiddlers Will Livestream on Facebook Sunday Oct. 11

The Saline Fiddlers are continuing to find ways to share their uplifting brand of music with audiences everywhere. While the pandemic has temporarily prevented the Fiddlers from performing live at concert venues and music festivals, they are continuing to reach audiences through livestreams, remote collaborations, and small in-person serenades.

The Fiddlers will be livestreaming on Facebook this Sunday, October 11 from 3-4pm.  The link to the Facebook event ishere,  and can be viewed either live, or recorded afterward.

The group’s Artistic Director, Ashley Grebe, said a previous livestream from Mill Pond Park on Labor Day received an enthusiastic reaction from the many online viewers. “Our audiences have really missed seeing the Saline Fiddlers perform, and the group has really missed playing for them. To be able to make that connection again, even if remotely, was incredibly uplifting for everyone.” Grebe said the audiences have been inspired by the Fiddlers' ability to entertain while maintaining social distancing and safety protocols. “The show might look a little different with masks, social distancing, no singing, and individual dancing instead of group dancing, but in some ways it feels even more uplifting to see how the musicians can adapt and still deliver the joy that live fiddle music brings.”

Restrictions on gatherings have presented a daunting challenge for music performers and venues everywhere. The Saline Fiddlers, for example, canceled their 2020 Hometown Show, their Midwestern States Tour, and their full slate of summer music concerts throughout Michigan.  Grebe said it has been a challenge, but she loves the group’s creativity and determination in finding ways to continue to rehearse and perform while staying safe. In addition to livestream shows, they’ve also been performing acoustically in small groups throughout the area and recording remote collaborations.

Two of the groups biggest traditions – their annual Hometown Show, and Summer Tour – are currently planned to resume in 2021. “While the tour and hometown may take a slightly different form to ensure safety, we’re excited about the possibilities,” Grebe said.

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