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Adirondack Fiddlers play monthly in Schuylerville, keep art form alive

 Adirondack Fiddlers perform in Schuylerville on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Adirondack Fiddlers perform in Schuylerville on Sunday.
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Like all fiddlers, Cliff Raymond has no need for sheet music. Every note played by the retired construction worker from Troy comes from memory. First he listens to a tune, and then he works on replicating it by ear. “I still practice two hours a day,” beamed the 81-year-old Raymond, who carries a tune well even though he now suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The last time Raymond picked up sheet music was roughly 73 years ...

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