Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Fiddling Traditions'


82. Fiddling Traditions


Throughout the state's history, fiddle players have provided entertainment at Saturday-night dances, barbecues, and political rallies. Athens hosts the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention each year, which features string band music played on a variety of instruments such as fiddles, banjos, guitars, and mandolins.