The Old Fiddlers' Club of Rhode Island (ofcri): www.ofcri.webs.com
Mohawk Trail Concerts
The oldest fiddle club in the US., started in 1929.
Quiet Corner Fiddlers, Northeast, CT: www.qcf.webs.com.
, a chamber music series that has been running for 45 years in Western Massachusetts. June 26-27, 2015: 'Two Faces of the Violin', with Emlyn Ngai, baroque violin, and Liz Carroll, fiddle
. The two won't play together, but they will take turns showing the similarities and differences of early baroque violin music, and traditional fiddle music of the British Isles. As well, on Saturday afternoon, June 27th, Liz will be giving a workshop
for local fiddlers. It will take place at our concert space, which is the Federated Church of Charlemont, on Main Street (route 2), Charlemont, MA. For the workshop, space is limited to twelve participants; tickets go on sale May 1 at mohawktrailconcerts.org
INIS Fest, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, June 26-28, 2015. Featuring Damien Dempsey, Delorentos, Nathan Carter, The Kilfenora Céilí Band, Hermitage Green, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, Finbar Furey and others TBA. info: www.inisfest.com
18th Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival,
July 11-12, Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD. Gates open at 10 AM. Bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, blues, Americana, Native American, West African, folk, rock and world music & dance on 3 stages. Headliners include Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, old-time fiddle master Bruce Molsky, bluesman Guy Davis, Ken & Brad Kolodner, and many more! Winners of the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Celtic Ensemble will perform. Morning yoga, juried arts and crafts, beer/wine garden, children's area, free parking, and lots of shade! Single day and weekend passes. Tickets $20 - $50. More info: http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/festival-gen.html
30th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, Woodstock, Illinois, July 19, 2015, 12-6 pm. Many main stage performers plus open mic. Info: www.woodstockfolkfestival.org
65th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship, August 5-9, 2015, Shelburne, Ontario. The event features Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for thousands of dollars in prizes. Community eventsin conjunction with the Championship include camping, a giant fiddle parade, an open airmarket, and non-denominational church service. Tickets: By phone at 519-925-8620 or at www.ShelburneFiddleContest.com/tickets. For more information visit www.ShelburneFiddleContest.com.
45th Lorient Interceltic Festival, Lorient, France, August 7-16, 2015. Featuring Cornwall and the Isle of Man. Info: www.festival-interceltique.bzh/
Calgary Fiddlers and Bow Valley Fiddlers present Fiddle Fantasia, December 20, 2015, University of Calgary's Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary, Alberta. These talented young musicians ages 7 to 18 will to-tap their way into your hearts and leave you humming christmas favourites for the rest of the holiday season. Two shows: 3 pm and 7:30 pm. $15.75 (senior, student, child) or $21 (adult). Purchase tickets at 403-220-7202 or http://bit.ly/1wyJhEP. Visit www.calgaryfiddlers.com for more details.