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Square Dance, Bradford, Pennsylvania, every Tuesday eve., 7 pm. Crook Farm, Seward Ave. Extension. Admission: $3. Music by the Crook Farm All Stars. Info: Howard Blumenthal 814-368-4057; http://bradfordlandmark.org/index.php?Old%20Time%20Music
The Old Fiddlers' Club of Rhode Island (ofcri): www.ofcri.webs.com
The oldest fiddle club in the US., started in 1929.
Quiet Corner Fiddlers, Northeast, CT: www.qcf.webs.com.
World Fiddle Day, May 21, 2016!
Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, May 27-28, 2016, Floyd, VA. Performers include Doye Lawson, IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, many more. Also arts & crafts, jamming, kite flying... Info: www.chantillyfarm.com
Barbados Celtic Festival, May 26-29, 2016. The Barbados Celtic Festival is a music festival celebrating the links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados. Info: www.barbadoscelticfestival.com/
Free fiddle and Harmonica workshops, Saturday, May 28, 2016, National Homestead Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska. 10 a.m.: free fiddle workshop led by championship fiddler Deborah Greenblatt. 11 a.m.: free harmonica workshop led by multi-instrumentalist, David Seay. Harmonicas will be available for purchase. These free workshops are part of a full day of fun and free activities during the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival, formerly known as the Monumental Fiddle Championship. Starting at 12 noon, musicians will be competing for a record $3,350 at this year's Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival. Music fans will be able to listen to and watch musicians; fiddlers and acoustic bands, as they compete at this year's music festival. The money will be spread over four categories: The Legends Division for the previous winners, Senior and Junior Divisions, and the Acoustic Band Category. For more information, contact Deborah by e-mail at email@example.com.
Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, June 23-26, 2016, Tunbridge, Vermont. Performers include Del McCoury Band, Lonesome River Band, Claire Lynch, many more. Info: jennybrookbluegrass.com
California Coast Music Camp, July 10-16 and July 17-23, 2016, Placer County, CA. Workshops, jams, dances... Info: www. musiccamp.org.
Festival Interceltique, August 5-14, 2016, Lorient, France. "Year of Australia: Celts under the Southern Cross." Info: www.festival-interceltique.bzh/
KVMR Celtic Festival, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, California. Performers include Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, The Elders, Wake the Dead, Molly's Revenge, The Angry Brians... Info: http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/
41st Annual National Old-Time Country & Bluegrass Music Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016, LeMars, Iowa. 500 performers, jams, dances, crafts, fidddlers jubilee, Hall of Fame inductions... Info: www.ntcma.net
Mountain Music by the Sea, Sept. 21-24, 2016, Roanoke Island, NC. Featuring Soggy Bottom Boys, Rhonda Vincent, Basam Range, many more. Band competition, fireworks, jamming. Info: bluegrassisland.com
Fiddle Hell Massachusetts, Westford, MA, Nov. 4-6, 2016. Fiddle styles: Bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, French Canadian, Gypsy Jazz, Irish, Klezmer, New England, Norwegian, Oldtime Southern, Scottish, Swedish, Swing, Texas, Western Swing. Levels: Beginner through Advanced. 12th annual gathering, inexpensive weekend and day rates, adults and children. 200+ workshops and jams throughout the weekend in New England inn (stay there or commute) with lots of free parking. Fiddles, cellos, violas, mandolins welcome; others ask. Saturday night concert and dance open to the public (7PM, Nov. 7). Info: (781) 367-7316; www.reinerfamilyband.com/introduction.html