Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Adam R. Boyce

Adam Boyce has been called the foremost disciple of the late traditional VT fiddler, Harold Luce of Chelsea, Vermont. Boyce started taking lessons from Luce in 1991, going on to learn about the traditional music and dancing of central Vermont.

Adam has performed at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, VT, the famous Ground Hog Opry, Lost Nation Theater, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, among other venues.

He has been affiliated with both the Vermont Humanities and the New Hampshire Humanities since 2001, giving lectures about square/contra dancing, fiddle contest history, and giving living history portrayals, including "The Old Country Fiddler," Charles Ross Taggart (1871-1953); Adam wrote a book in 2013 about Taggart titled "The Man from Vermont: Charles Ross Taggart, The Old Country Fiddler."

Available for concerts and other events. Prices and mileage amounts negotiable. Can be solo or with one accompanist (either piano or guitar).

I Have Worked With

  • December 2015

    Performed my "Old Country Fiddler" portrayal of musical humorist Charles Ross Taggart, for the Randolph, VT Historical Society, at the Randolph Center Congregational Church.

  • October 2015

    Performed my one-man living history portrayal of Charles Ross Taggart, "The Old Country Fiddler."

  • September 2015

    Fiddled and called for a square dance at the senior center volunteer gathering in Lebanon, NH

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Adam
Job Title/Position: 
fiddler, lecturer, author
Mailing Address: 
1076 Rush Meadow RD
Reading, VT 05062
Physical Address: 
1076 Rush Meadow RD
Brownsville, VT 05037
Last Name: 
Boyce
Phone: 
802-484-7719

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Music - Traditional
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
200
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont Humanities Council Speakers' Bureau
New Hampshire Humanities To Go!
Vermont Folklife Center
Education: 
apprenticed under Harold Luce of Chelsea, and personal study on traditions/history of New England music and dance
Awards: 
2000 winner, Vermont Division, Northeast Fiddlers' Fiddle Contest, Barre, Vermont

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
electricity, chairs with no arms
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$800
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2