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Documents

"Construction Work Starts on Facility," Statesville Record and Landmark (February 22, 1970).
 
"Fiddler's Festival Begins Wednesday," Source Unknown (March 27, 1970).
 
Hank Van Hoy , "Fiddler's Festival Begins Wednesday," Daily Tar Heel (March 24, 1970).

 

Hank Van Hoy et al., "Union Grove Fiddling Festivals: Will the Real Fiddler's Convention Please Stand Up?" Protean Radish (March 25, 1970).
 
Arlene Edwards , "Two Conventions; Same Fun" Winston-Salem Journal (March 28, 1970).
 
"Winners Listed," Statesville Record and Landmark (March 30, 1970).
 
Letter from Guthrie T. Meade to Harper Van Hoy, April 5, 1970.
 
Roy Thompson, "The Lion and the Lamb: The Way It Was at Union Grove," Source Unknown (April 5, 1970).
 
Mike McGee , "Fiddlin' & feudin'," Village Voice (April 9, 1970).
 

"Music Show Slated at Fiddler's Grove ," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 11, 1970).

 
"Bluegrass Festival Set," Statesville Record and Landmark (June 27, 1970).
 
"At Fiddler's Grove, Bluegrass Festival Held," Statesville Record and Landmark (July 6, 1970).
 
"Fiddler's Convention Moved to New Home," Source Unknown (1970).
 
"Statement Issued on Event," Source Unknown (1970).

 

 

Hank Van Hoy, "Fiddler's Grove Fest Honors Traditional Music," Daily Tar Heel (March 22, 1971).
 
Arlene Edwards, "Fiddlers to Abound AGain This Weekend," Winston-Salem Journal (March 28, 1971).
 
Harold Warren, "You Can Take Your Choice of Fiddler's Conventions," Charlotte Observer (March 30, 1971).
 
Dot Jackson, "They Came to Fiddler's Grove to Hear the Sound of Yesterday," Charlotte Observer (April 11, 1971).
 
Forest City News (April 14, 1971).
 
Rick Nichols, "Fiddling Fans Ignore the Feud," Source Unknown (April 1971).
 
Boots Clanton, "Renown Folk Singer Will Appear," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 29, 1971).
 
Gary Freeze, "Watsons Present Concert," Statesville Record and Landmark (June 7, 1971).
 
Boots Clanton, "Martin to Play at Fiddler's Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (July 10, 1971).
 
Perry Deane Young, "Let Us Now Praise the Old Time Fiddlers at Union Grove," Rolling Stone, July 22, 1971.
 
"Fiddler's Grove Plans Square Dance," Statesville Record and Landmark (September 18, 1971).
 
Boots Clanton, "Jim and Jesse Concert is Scheduled," Statesville Record and Landmark (October, 1971).

 

Charles Mathis, "The Fiddling Feud at Union Grove," The State (March 15, 1972).
 
Boots Clanton, "Fiddler's Grove Schedule is Announced," Statesville Record and Landmark(?) (March 16, 1972).
 
Hank Van Hoy, "Fiddlin' at Union Grove," (March 22, 1972).
 
Wayne King, "Fiddlin' Unites Counterculture and Folks," New York Times (April 5, 1972).
 
Del Shortliffe, "Harper Van Hoy at Fiddler's Grove," (May 5, 1972).

 

Robert Hefner, "Fiddlers Grove More Than Just Good Music," Observer-News-Enterprise (April 23, 1973).
 
Jock Lauterer, "Easter Under the Full Moon," Forest City Ranger (April 25, 1973).
 
Adrian Scott, "'Little' Festival changing dates," Daily Tar Heel (April 26, 1973).
 
Adrian Scott, "Clog, Clap, Leap, Lark: 4-Letter Words Can Be Good, Too," Charlotte Observer (August 29, 1973).

 

Arlene Edwards, "One Fiddler's Convention is Delayed," Winston-Salem Journal (January 17, 1974).
 
"Fiddler's Grove Changing Its Dates," Statesville Record and Landmark (April 1, 1974).
 
Pamela Simon, "Music, Sunshine Enjoyed by Crowd," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 27, 1974).
 
Pamela Simon, "Clog Dancers Return to Union Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (August 24, 1974).

 

Arlene Edwards, "Fiddler's Festival Adds Formal Touch," Winston-Salem Journal (March 12, 1975).
 
J.A.C. Dunn , "2 Fiddlers Make One Sound," Winston-Salem Journal (May 26, 1975).
 
Dot Jackson, "Fiddler's Grove Fiddles Quietly," Charlotte Observer (May 29, 1975).
 
Gary Freeze, "It Was a Fine Time at Fiddler's Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (August, 1975).

 

Gary Freeze, "Weekend of Bluegrass Music Set in Union Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (May, 1976).
 
Gary Freeze, "Weekend of Rain No Major Barrier," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 31, 1976).
 
Susan V. Hands, "Henry Price Van Hoy, The Founder of Union Grove Fiddlers' Festival," Charlotte Observer (July 23, 1976).
 
"Keen Competition Seen for Annual Square-Up," Statesville Record and Landmark (September 1, 1976).

 

"Music Starts Friday in Union Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 21, 1977).
 
Ed Norvell, "This is 'Fiddler's' Fiddler's Convention," Salisbury News (?) (May 28, 1977).
 
"Top Festival Honors Captured by Women," Statesville Record and Landmark (June 4, 1977).
 
"Annual Square-Up Set for Sept. 2-4," Statesville Record and Landmark (August 27, 1977).

 

Mark Gabriel, "Walkin' Boss, Walkin' Boss," Statesville Record and Landmark (June 3, 1978).
 
"Cloggers Squaring Up for Annual Dance Contest," Statesville Record and Landmark (August 26, 1978).

 

Roy Thompson, "Heroism at Union Grove ," Winston-Salem Journal (September 3, 1979).
 
Dot Jackson , "Wallering is for Pigs, Not Fiddlers," Charlotte Observer (December 15, 1979).
 
"Permanent Injunction Is Sought at Hearing" Statesville Record and Landmark (December 18, 1979).

 

Kent Jenkins, Jr., "Union Grove Won't Hear Fiddles at Easter," Winston-Salem Journal (March 6, 1980).
 
Pam Simon, "Fiddlers Convention Plans at Standstill," Source Unknown (March 18, 1980).
 
Kent Jenkins, "Judge Restricts Union Grove Event," Winston-Salem Journal (March 29, 1980).
 
Dennis Whittington, "Fans Locked Out at Union Grove," Winston-Salem Journal (April 5, 1980).
 
Robert Brown, "Showers Fail to Dampen Spirit of Fiddlin' Fans," N. Wilkesboro Journal Patriot (May 29, 1980).

 

Nancy Davis, "Increased Complaints Led to Legal Action," Statesville Record and Landmark (April 2, 1981).
 
"Winners of Festival Announced by Van Hoy," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 28, 1981).

 

"Annual Festival Set for Fiddlers," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 21, 1983).
 
"Clyde Man Top Fiddler at Festival," Asheville Citizen (June 1, 1983).

 

Donna Campbell, "Of Bonaparte's Retreat," LNM (June, 1986).
 
Jim Jenkins, "Family Tradition Rings True for the Van Hoys of Union Grove," Greensboro News & Record (August 24, 1986).

 

"Watson Will Perform at Events," Statesville Record and Landmark (March 13, 1987).

 

David Ramsey, "Fiddler's Grove is the Place for Old-Time Bluegrass Music," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 22, 1988).
 
Donna Campbell, "Ole Time Music Lives On in Union Grove," LNM (May, 1988).

 

"Fiddler's Festival to Begin Friday," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 21, 1989).

 

"Fiddler's Convention Continues Tradition of Old-Time Music," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 20, 1990).
 
"Union Grove Music Fest to Be Held at Fiddler's Grove," North Wilkesboro Journal-Patriot (August 2, 1990).
 
Kelli Logan, "Fiddling: Music Enlivens Union Grove," Winston-Salem Journal (August 2, 1990).

 

Susan Broili "Fiddlin' Around," Durham Herald-Sun (May 17, 1991).
 
"Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival Scheduled," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 19, 1991).
 
"Union Grove Festival Recognized by State," Source Unknown (July 28, 1991).

 

"Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Event Scheduled: Now in Its 68th Year, Festival Going Strong," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 15, 1992).
 
Michael Miller, "For Years, Fiddler's Flocked to Union Grove," The State (May 15, 1992).
 
Jennifer Tescher, "Union Grove: No Sign Remains of 70s Fame," Charlotte Observer (July 29, 1992).

 

"Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Event Announced," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 23, 1993).
 
Lynette Blair, "Come and Fiddle Awhile," Charlotte Observer (May 29, 1993).

 

"Old Time Fiddler's Convention Reaches Its 90th [sic] Anniversary Year," Statesville Record and Landmark (April 24, 1994).
 
Roy Thompson, "Miracle at Union Grove - Real Music," Winston-Salem Journal (May 25, 1994).
 
"Ole Time Fiddlers & Bluegrass Festival Set for May 27-29, 1994 at Fiddler's Grove," North Carolina Traveler (May/June, 1994).

 

"Sounds of Bluegrass Will Fill the Air This Memorial Day," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 21, 1995).

 

"Fiddler's Grove Ready to Host Weekend of Pickin', Singing and Sharing Traditions," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 19, 1996).
 
"Special Guests Will Entertain Crowds at Annual Festival," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 19, 1996).
 
Joe Marusak, "Fiddler's Festival Takes Show on the Road via TV," Charlotte Observer (August 11, 1996).

 

Christine Underwood and Alice Brown, "Van Hoy's Legacy: Fiddler's Convention," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 17, 1997).
 
"Traditional Music, Storytelling to Take Center Stage at Fiddler's Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 19, 1997).

 

Joe Marusak, "Festival Hangs on to Its Heritage," Charlotte Observer (May 17, 1998).
 
"Fiddler's Festival Returns to Union Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 17, 1998).

 

"Traditional Music Continues at Union Grove," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 28, 1999).

 

Donna Swicegood, "Fiddler's Festival Claims National Honor," Statesville Record and Landmark (May 21, 2000).
 
"Presenting Master Fiddlers," Iredell Citizen (May 25, 2000).

 

 

To tell the story of Fiddler's Grove succinctly, the documents included in this website are mostly newspaper clippings from the Fiddler's Grove Collection, along with a small selection of essays and letters. However, the correspondence and documentation (contracts, receipts, registration lists) contained in the overall collection are extensive, representing a rich source of information on Fiddler's Grove in particular and fiddling festivals in general.

On this page the documents used in the exhibit are arranged in chronological order.

For more information on accessing these sources, contact the Southern Folklife Collection.

   
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