Beers Family

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The Beers Family was a traditional folk music group that performed and recorded between 1958 and 1972. The members of the group were Robert Beers (sometimes billed as "Fiddler" Beers), his wife Evelyne Beers, and their daughter Martha Beers. The group was well known for performing at the Fox Hollow Festival, a folk music festival held on the Beers' farm near Petersburgh, New York, every year between 1966 and 1980.[1] They also performed at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, appearing in 1966 and 1968.[2] The group ended after Bob Beers was killed in an automobile accident in Vermont in 1972.[3]



  • Introducing the Beers Family (Columbia Masterworks, 1965)[4]
  • Christmas with the Beers Family (Columbia, 1966)[5]
  • Seasons of Peace (Biograph, 1971)[6]


  1. ^ "Beers Family". Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mariposa: celebrating Canadian folk music: 1966 Performers". York University Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved October 1, 2016. Online exhibit on the history of the Mariposa Festival
  3. ^ "Robert Beers Dead, Folk Singer was 51". New York Times. May 27, 1972. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Introducing the Beers Family
  5. ^ Christmas with the Beers Family
  6. ^ Seasons of Peace