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Roy’s Folks: Jim the Fiddler

Posted on: 2:13 pm, January 17, 2013, by , updated on: 04:23pm, January 28, 2013

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — 2013 marks the 25th year Roy Ackland has introduced us to the people we call Roy’s Folks.

Over the years, he’s met many a musician and most give full credit for the beautiful music they make to two things — their instrument and their family.

Jim Vipperman and his fiddle are a testament to that.

Jim operates Vips Violins in Mount Airy, where he sells and repairs all types of stringed instruments in addition to providing lessons.