Rod Olstad's Fiddling Journey

At first, opry audiences in Northern Alberta, following the custom at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, simply listened to the performers. Gradually, and apparently not without some controversy, the opry began to include dancing. Footage from the Barrhead Opry recorded in 1985 captures glimpses of dancing. Rod’s footage from Fort Assiniboine taken in 1995 shows the degree to which dancing had become central at the Northern Alberta opry.
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