Old country fiddler portrayed Friday

Adam Boyce will create a living history portrayal of musical humorist Charles Ross Taggert at the Old Meeting House on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Performing all over North America for more than 40 years, Taggert was part of the famous Red Path Chautauqua circuit and recorded at least 40 records with Columbia, Edison and Victor. Even four years before Al Jolson starred in “The Jazz Singer,” the popular Taggart appeared in a 1923 Phono-Film “talkie.”

Living history presenter Adam Boyce of Reading, Vt., will portray Taggert near the end of his career (c. 1936), sharing recollections of his life along with live fiddling.

The performance is free though donations toward maintenance and renovation of the Meeting House are welcome.

This is the first in a series of First Friday programs with the support of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For more information about OMH programs, see

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