Well over 40 people, including MSU President Clif Smart and his wife, Gail, attended the event held in the Auditorium of Duane G. Meyer Library last Friday evening, celebrating Missouri fiddle music in the twentieth century. Howard Wight Marshall, the author of the new book, Fiddler’s Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri, provided an overview, with interesting vignettes, of the development and flowering of fiddling in Missouri, and he, Gordon McCann, Luke Cormier, Heinrich Leonhard and others played several representative tunes. After the formal portion of the evening’s program, refreshments were served, and sales of Marshall’s books, including his previous book, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish, were brisk. A few attendees brought their own instruments, and an impromptu jam session developed in the main lobby of Meyer Library. It was a delightful evening.