Kurpil Family Fiddlers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2017

Kurpil Family Fiddlers
to perform at the Time and the Valleys Museum, Grahamsville
Sunday, April 30th

[Grahamsville, N.Y.]  – The Kurpil Family Fiddlers will perform at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m.  They will perform their toe tapping fiddle music while intermingling local fiddle music history, song history and the origins of fiddling.

The Kurpil Family are native Sullivan County residents. John Kurpil came to America with his fiddle and he taught his children to play. His sons Sam and Peter Kurpil of Liberty started their own band in the 1950’s called the Kurpil Ranch Boys. Along with their brother-in-law Joe, they played and sang current music of the day accompanying themselves on guitars and fiddle. Sam went on to teach his children and grandchildren the same old time fiddle music and in 1997 he created a band by the name “The Kurpil Family Fiddlers”. They continue to entertain many crowds throughout the county. The band consists of Sam on guitar and his daughters Cindy Gieger and Christina Jones doing fiddle and vocals. On occasion they are joined by grandson Rudy Gieger and granddaughter Kathleen Burns.

The Kurpil Family Fiddlers are dedicating his program to the memory of Ray Muthig, a longtime family friend, loyal fan of their old time music and staunch supporter of the Time in the Valleys Museum.

The program is FREE for members, and $3 for non-members. This very entertaining programs also includes an exhibit of fiddle photos and memorabilia and light refreshments. For further information on the programs or exhibit please call 845 985-7700, email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.

Groups, camps and schools are always welcome – Guided tours are conducted for groups of 15 to 100 people throughout the year.t

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