“The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Traveling Entertainer”

Adam Boyce of West Windsor, Vermont, will be portraying

Charles Ross Taggart, through the New Hampshire Humanities To Go!, at The Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton, New Hampshire. Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Born in Washington, D.C. in 1871, Charles Ross Taggart grew up in Topsham, Vermont, living in Newbury, Vermont for many years.  Starting in 1895, he became a musical humorist, performing in various lyceum and Chautauqua circuits all over North America for more than 40 years, starting in 1895, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua bureau of Chicago, Illinois.  Taggart made at least 40 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies and appeared in a 1923 Phono-Film “talkie” 4 years before Al Jolson starred in “The Jazz Singer.”

Living history presenter Adam Boyce portrays Mr. Taggart near the end of his career, c. 1936, sharing recollections on his life, with some live fiddling

and humorous sketches interspersed

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