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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 Ceilidhe Club concert series, Cranston, Rhode Island.
5/12/13: Oisin MacDiarmada / Seamus Begley
Call the Club at 401-944-3233 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to order tickets. Ceilidhe Club of RI, 50 America Street, Cranston, RI www.irishclubri.org
World Fiddle Day! May 18, 2013. Celebrate with your fiddle/violin/other stringed instrument, any way and anywhere you choose! Info: www.worldfiddleday.com
World Fiddle Day Old Time Fiddling Event, Saturday, May 18, 2013, Webster, New Hampshire, Webster Town Hall, 11AM to 3PM. A day of old time fiddling by local amateurs of all ages and abilities. Bring your own lunch. No contests, prizes or awards. Fiddle styles: Appalachian, French Canadian, Scottish, Celtic - Cape Britain and Northern New England. Fun and good music. Free of charge.
Georgia Hall of Fame Fiddle Jam, Saturday, May 18, 2013, Nashville, south Georgia. This is the grand opening of the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” that opens here on May 18. The performances will be a salute to Georgia Hall of Fame fiddler Frank Maloy for his contribution and inspiration to fiddlers and string players in the Southeastern United States. Over 9 Georgia Country Hall of Fame fiddlers and 45 other fiddlers and musicians will It begin playing at 11:00 a.m. and continue to 4:00 p.m. or until they get tired of playing. Admission is free. For more information contact: Bryan Shaw 229-563-0586.
Homestead National Monument of America's Monumental Fiddling Championship, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Homestead Education Center. There is a total of $1300 in prize money. There is no registration or admission fee.
Registration: beginning at 10 a.m. Free fiddling workshop: 10 a.m. Competition: 12 p.m. Sandy Creek Bluegrass Band Concert: 4 p.m.
Participants will be divided into three divisions: Junior Division (less than five years experience); Senior Division (more than five years experience); Legends Division (past 1st place winners of the Senior Division). All music should be from the years prior to 1936, when Homestead National Monument of America was created. First place winners in each category will receive a trophy and be able to choose either prize money or a new fiddle. Second and third place winners will receive a trophy and a cash prize. More info: www.nps.gov/home/parknews/fiddling-contest.htm.
FREE fiddle workshop at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska, Saturday, May 25, 10 AM. The workshop will be led by championship fiddler and fiddle book author, Deborah Greenblatt. Deborah was the first woman to win the Nebraska State Fiddle Championship, and the first woman to win the Mid-America Fiddle Championship. She is a Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and performs residencies in the schools through the Nebraska Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools Program. This workshop is part of a full day of fun and free activities, including the Monumental Fiddling Championships. For more information, contact Deborah by e-mail at email@example.com.
Strawberry Spring Festival, May 23-27, 2013, Camp Mather, California. Performers include Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sam Bush Band...Info: www.strawberrymusic.com
Roxbury Volunteer Fire Dept 39th Annual "Pickin' n ' Fiddlin' Contest", Roxbury, CT, Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:00 pm (contestant registration beginning at 1:30pm). Gates will open at 12:30pm. Free parking & no dogs please.
Huck Finn Jubilee, June 14-16, 2013, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, Ontario, California. Info: www.huckfinn.com
Strawberry Fall Festival, August 29-Sept. 2, 2013, Camp Mather, California. Performers include The Del McCoury Band, many more...Info: www.strawberrymusic.com
30th Lyons Fiddle Fest, September 15, 2013, Lyons, Pennsylvania. Contest, jams, performances. Three age groups; cash prizes. Info: www.lyonsfiddlefest.com
Florida State Fiddlers Association Annual Convention, O’Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida, October 4-6, 2013. Concerts, workshops and jams – mostly Old Time but other styles are welcome. www.floridafiddler.org