NH Fiddle Ensemble at Exeter

NH Fiddle Ensemble concert-goers fill Exeter Town Hall

EXETER — More than 200 music lovers filled Exeter Town Hall on Saturday, April 16, to see the NH Fiddle Ensemble in action while raising money to prevent child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.

The NH Fiddle Ensemble is a group of acoustic musicians including guitars, mandolins, banjos, and basses. More than 40 musicians ranging in age and expertise came together to produce a high-quality show of rock, folk, country, pop, Irish, swing, classical, cajun and bluegrass tunes.

“It was great to see people of all ages come out to enjoy the music,” said Diane Hastings, Communications Director of NH Children’s Trust. “We had so much fun watching young musicians hula-hoop onstage, yodelers and performers with glow-in-the-dark fiddle bows.”

Proceeds benefitted NH Children’s Trust, the NH chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, with special help from the Grappone Automotive Group. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the concert is just one of many ways NH Children’s Trust spreads awareness to gain support for prevention strategies.

“I am so grateful to my friend Ellen Carlson, the Ensemble and Grappone Automotive Group for helping us spread our message of the importance of strong communities, family support and child abuse prevention,” said Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, Executive Director of NH Children’s Trust, “These partnerships help us make a difference for children in the Granite State."

NH Children’s Trust’s mission is to lead the drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect in our state. They believe all children can thrive in a safe, stable and nurturing community and family.

Want to learn how you can help make lives better for children and families in your community? Visit nhchildrenstrust.org/StandUpNH.