In a joint endeavor, McCall Music Society and McCall Folklore Society are proud to welcome The Idaho Junior Jammer Fiddlers and special guests to the Fall Fiddle Jamboree on Saturday, October 8th at 4PM at Mountain Life Church, 14180 Highway 55 in McCall.
The Nampa-based Junior Jammers range in age from 6 to 18 and will entertain the audience with their remarkable brand of fiddle music. Other special guests are expected to play.
This event is recommended for audiences of all ages and children will enjoy seeing their peers on stage.
General admission is $10 for ages 13 and over, and children 12 and under will be admitted free with a canned food donation for the McCall Food Bank.
Buy tickets however you wish!
At the door
Idaho Junior Jammer History For the last 30 years, the Idaho Junior Jammer Fiddlers have performed in Idaho and around the country. Formed by local music teacher Roberta Pearce, the Jammers and her beginning group, The Little Hoedowners, perform two annual shows a year: the Country Harvest Hoedown in November (on the 19th this year) and the Western Swing and Bluegrass Hoedown in March. The groups also spend the months in between performing at events around the area.
Pearce's fiddle group has traveled far and wide. They performed at the first President Bush's Inaugural in Washington D.C. A little closer to home they were honored to play during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and they are a staple at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. In the fall of 2007, the Jammers were asked to perform at Governor Otter's ranch for the United States-Korean Trade talks. In February 2008, the Jammers were honored to play during the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Invitational Games. Many Jammers have become State and Regional fiddle champions. "I feel very proud of course," says Pearce when asked about how she feels when one of her Jammers places in a contest. "In a sense, it's like that child is one of my own children up there competing on that stage. I just couldn't be prouder."