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.
44th Annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention & Festival, October 11, 2015, 10 am - 5 pm, Goleta, California. Performances by Front Country, Kathy Kallick, and more. Free workshops. Contest categories: Old-time Fiddling • Traditional Banjo (any pre-bluegrass style) • Traditional Singing • Flat-pick Guitar • Band Performance (playing and singing in traditional styles) • Traditional Mandolin • Other Folk Instrument (dulcimer, autoharp, jaw harp, etc.) • Best Backup Instrument. (805) 681-7216; www.goletahistory.org
2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling, November 7, 2015, La Bahia Turn Verein Dance Hall in Burton, Texas. Featuring workshops and showcases in a variety of fiddle styles. There will also be a dance at the end of the festival with music provided by the Western Swing group, Hot Club of Cowtown. Performers include: Brian Marshall (Texas Polish Fiddle); Ed Poullard (Creole Fiddle); Howard Rains and Tricia Spencer (Texas Old Time Fiddle); Valerie Ryals (Texas Contest Style Fiddle); Belen Gutierrez and Ramon "Rabbit" Sanchez (Tejano); Dimension Hidalguense (Son Huasteco); Mark Rubin (Upright Bass Workshop); Hot Club of Cowtown (Western Swing). Buy your tickets here: http://texasfiddlefestival.brownpapertickets.com/
Django Reinhardt New York Festival, November 17-22, 2015. Starring: Dorado & Amati Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard and Dou Dou Cuillerier. Special Guests: Cyrille Aimee, Bria Skonberg, Joel Frahm, Jorge Continentino, Borislav Strulev, and more... BIRDLAND, 315 W 44th Street full dinner menu, parking nearby. Reservations: 212 581 3080 or www.birdlandjazz.com
Nineteenth ANNUAL SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE.
This historical, hysterical event will take place on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM, downstairs in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. In the Open Division, fiddlers will play a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice. There will also be other divisions of competition available for the adventurous fiddlers, including a Singing Fiddler's Contest, a Twin Fiddler's Contest, a Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddler's Contest (fiddle tunes played on any instrument other than a fiddle), and a Hocus-Pocus Contest (cross-tuning, sound effects, dancing, etc.), which will give fiddlers an opportunity to play tunes that are usually not allowed in any other contest.
Contestants can pre-register on line (http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddling_bee_preregistration.shtml
). Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students, and $1.00 for children. Fiddlers and their back-ups are admitted for free. The contest will be followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session. For more information, call 402-275-3221, log on to www.greenblattandseay.com, or e-mail email@example.com.
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.