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Scandinavian Music Concert, November 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m., Avoca, Nebraska. Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will be playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, recorders, pennywhistles, and nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa is a keyed fiddle from Sweden, with 16 strings. Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together for decades. Their performance will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay. The concert will be downstairs in the 1925 brick schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34. Admission: $10/adults; $5/students and seniors; $1/ children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Orchard City Fiddle Fest, August 20, 2016, Orchard City's Town Picnic, Orchard City, CO. Info: coloradofiddlers.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
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/
13th annual O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, October 14-16, 2016, Hoblitzelle Camp & Conference Center, Midlothian, Texas. Fiddle instructors include Alison Perkins, Colin Farrell, Danny Diamond, Cathal Hayden. Many other instruments will be taught, as well as classes on music history, learning by ear, Gaelic singing, music theory, ceili dancing, session etiquette and more. For more information, visit www.oflahertyretreat.org or call the retreat office at (469) 215-1840 or email email@example.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
Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp, March 15-17, Avoca, Nebraska. For fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt. Musicians can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days. On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun. On Thursday, we will be mostly playing tunes by ear, so feel free to bring your recording gadgets. Sheet music versions of the tunes will be provided for you by the end of the day, just in case your ears need the help. On Friday, we will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments. One day: $60; Two days: $110; Three days: $150. For more information, and to register: http://www.greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml