OSCEOLA Laura Dennis, Brantingham Lake, recently was honored as the 2013 inductee for the New York State North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame.
While Ms. Denniss mother was from a family of fiddlers from Quebec, her passion for fiddling began only 15 years ago after a concert shed attended.
After expressing a desire to learn fiddling, Mrs. Dennis was taught to play by local fiddler and Hall of Fame inductee Randy Kerr.
Mrs. Dennis has presented three concerts at the Fiddlers Hall of Fame and performs regularly for chapter concerts, fundraisers, weddings, funerals, county fairs and church services.
Fiddlers Hall of Fame inductees, chosen by the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, are required to be advanced fiddlers who are known to have contributed to the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the tradition of Old Tyme Fiddling through performing, teaching, and sharing his or her knowledge of fiddling with others.