Story last updated at 4/11/2012 - 11:35 am
JUNEAU - As part of the annual Alaska Folk Festival, the Alaska State Museum is hosting the second annual Liars' and Fiddlers' Consort on April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.
Organizer Mark Whitman describes the event:
Do you have a liar in your family? The kind of prevaricator who within three minutes of opening his or her mouth can get all within earshot to suspend their trust in the laws of gravity, and swear there has always been free parking in downtown Juneau.
If this kind of genius lurks in your family, the Alaska State Museum's Liars' and Fiddlers' Consort can provide a venue for your friend or family member to work his or her craft or "strut their stuff" so to speak, if you want to give legs to a lie.
In order to provide a bit of cushioning between all the lies and leg pulling, we will have fiddle music, which we all know is a kind "musical falsehood" in itself. Those who play it don't even have frets on their fingerboards to clearly mark the notes. They just slide around and stretch things until they get the melody where they want it. That is why they call it "fiddlin' around." Seems sheer nonsense until you look down and see your feet moving.
For more information call 465-2901.