William Franklin "Frank" George was born in 1928 in Bluefield, Mercer County, later moving to Roane County where he now lives with his wife Jane. Frank is a respected fiddler and an authority on the history of West Virginia traditional music. He is particularly interested in the Irish and Scottish roots of mountain culture. In addition to the fiddle, Frank plays the Scottish bagpipes, the pennywhistle, the fife, the mountain and the hammered dulcimer, and the old-time banjo. Frank frequently performs Celtic music with the band Poteen. Photograph by Rick Lee.