Jay Ungar and Molly Mason bring fiddle music to town


Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will be at the Congregational Church in West Brattleboro tonight in a long overdue return to the area.

Ungar, fiddler and singer, is originally from the Bronx, and Mason, guitarist, pianist and singer, rose to international fame in 1990 following their contribution of historically correct fiddle music for the soundtrack of Ken Burns' "The Civil War" PBS series.

Ungar's composition Ashokan Farewell was the musical hallmark of the series, and they are known for fiddle music of Appalachian, Scandinavian, Celtic, Klezmer, and Swing traditions, their compositions of contemporary fiddle music are so deeply rooted in traditional fiddle music that the songs may be mistaken as 100-year-old tunes. The concert is at the First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 at www.jayandmolly.com, brownpapertickets.com or Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot St., or $24 at the door.


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