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“The Fiddle in America” Explored at Ocean County Library

March 20, 2018

BERKELEY — The Berkeley Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Rd. is presenting the program “The Fiddle in America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

This interactive session features Matthew Backes, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Backes will share the origins and history of American fiddle music—covering a range of styles and modes of expression.

This free program, funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, promises to raise some big questions about musical tradition and music making.

Registration is required. To register, call 732-477-4513 or visit

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