Monday, January 2, 2012

Labbit Travels: Harvey, New Brunswick

During a recent holiday visit to New Brunswick, Pipkin made a point to stop by the giant fiddle in the town of Harvey. He'd heard of its existence but always seemed to be in Harvey at night, often visiting his friend (and fiddler!) Katherine Moller. He last heard Katherine playing fiddle in the barracks in downtown Fredericton in August. This time, he made sure he'd stop by the fiddle in daylight on the way home to Vermont. Every road trip needs oversize roadside attractions.

The giant fiddle was created in 2000 by Harvey craftsman Roland McLean, to honour Canadian fiddler Don Messer, also from Harvey. In the picture below, Pipkin climbed up on the chinrest to show you just how big (about 14 feet) the fiddle is!

Pipkin heard a rumour there's another giant fiddle in Nova Scotia. He's excited to explore more of the Maritimes in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I am so enjoying your blog!
    I really love the way you combine the Labbit's with the things you do and really making them live!
    I just wrote an post on Labbit's myself today on my blog.
    I hope you don't mind that I've linked your blog because I really really like it!
    The piece is in dutch, my entire blog is, but if you want to check it out it's on

    Another toy art lover.


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