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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
Calgary Fiddlers show, Sweet on Fiddlin', May 1, 2016, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The group of 14 to 18 year olds have prepared an evening filled with jokes, special solo tunes and a variety of music ranging from traditional folk, country, bluegrass, Celtic, and big band. Tickets at http://sweetfiddle.bpt.me.
The oldest fiddle club in the US., started in 1929.
Quiet Corner Fiddlers, Northeast, CT: www.qcf.webs.com.
Art Fiddles auction for the Calgary Fiddlers Association. The Calgary Fiddlers Assn. has collaborated with local artists who have taken old, unplayable fiddles and transformed them into beautiful pieces of art. Info: www.32auctions.com/CFA2016
26th Annual Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival, May 5-7, 2016, Chattanooga, TN. Performers include The Dismembered Tennesseans, Norman Blake, Sideline, many more. Info: www.boxcarforeverbluegrass.com
Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance, May 5-8, 2016, Pittsboro, NC. Info: at http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/
Nevada State Fiddlers' Contest, May 13-14, 2016, Eureka, Nevada (formerly in Wells, NV). Eureka Opera House. Info: Eureka Activities, (775) 237-6120.
Bayou 'n Brooklyn Music Festival Workshops: May 14 & 15, 2016, Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY. Enjoy Cajun Fiddle Workshops with Courtney Granger and Blake Miller:Blake Miller (int.) and Courtney Granger (int-adv.). Blake Miller founder of the popular young Cajun band Pine Leaf Boys and member of Grammy nominated The Revelers, teaches intermediate Cajun fiddle and seconding. Master fiddler Courtney Granger teaches int-adv Cajun fiddle. From Eunice, Louisiana Courtney is of Balfa family lineage, which is evident in his powerful vocals and heavily Balfa-influenced fiddling. Want to make your fiddle sound authentically Cajun? Michelle Kaminski teaches 'Fiddle from Scratch'. Reserve your seat: http://shop.jalopy.biz/category-s/149.htm
World Fiddle Day, May 21, 2016!
World Fiddle Day & Trade Fair, May 21, 2016. Huthmaker Violins, Suwanee, Georgia. Jams, swaps, lessons, performances... 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for table reservations or more info: 770-945-1188.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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