Clearfork Valley String Band

Clearfork Valley String Band

 Bellville, Ohio, USA

Old-Time music from Rural America and the Appalachian Mountains. Before Radio and T.V. this music was used for dancing and home entertainment, a tradition we continue with verve. Old Music thrives with the Clearfork Valley String Band!


Based in north central Ohio, The Clearfork Valley String Band plays truly American music for one reason: enjoyment! With members spanning three generations, the band performs traditional fiddle-based music with a purity that transcends trends and gimmicks. Much of this music was around before the Civil War and it continues to have a vitality all its own. While the band size may at times vary from three to five musicians (depending on whom is available), the result is always the same: energetic, heart-felt music that brings people together. The Clearfork Valley String Band
provides wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy - lively, acoustic music suitable for listening or dancing and for any event! Please call Bill Miller at (419) 883-3211 to schedule music for your date!


In addition to private parties and wedding receptions, past performance venues in Ohio include:

All Soles Columbus Contra Dance
Malabar Farm (Lucas)
Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill (Loudonville)
Bellville World's Fair
Ohio Chautauqua (OSU-Mansfield)
Chesterville Heritage Day
Denison University (Granville)
Ohio Gourd Show (Mt.Gilead)
Buckeye Ranch (Columbus)
Lexington Senior Center
Ohio Eastern Star (Mt. Vernon)
Knox County Bicentennial Birthday Party
Heritage Care (Shelby)
Morton One Room Schoolhouse (Shelby)
Knox County Republican Party
Homer Post Office 175th Anniversary
The North Market (Columbus)

Set List

We play a spontaneous mix of traditional fiddle-based, instrumental, acoustic Old-Time, Appalachian music. Some favorites include: Soldier's Joy, Arkansas Traveler, Mississippi Sawyer,
and Liberty. We have enough material to play for several hours without repeating tunes. With an extensive variety of tunes, each performance is unique and memorable!