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.
Free fiddle and Harmonica workshops, Saturday, May 23, at the National Homestead Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. At 10 AM, there will be a FREE fiddle workshop led by championship fiddler Deborah Greenblatt. At 11:00 AM, there will be a FREE harmonica workshop led by multi-instrumentalist, David Seay. 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. Greenblatt & Seay are Master Artists with the Nebraska Arts Council, and participants in the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. For more information, contact Deborah by e-mail at email@example.com.
Minnesota Irish Music Weekend, June 12-14, 2015, St. Paul, MN. Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, the Friday night Great Session Experience and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring visiting artists Joanie Madden - tin whistle; Mick Mulcahy - accordion; Louise Mulcahy - flute, whistle, uilleann pipes; Michelle Mulcahy - harp, fiddle; Bridget Fitzgerald - song; Sean Clohessy - fiddle and piano.
2015 Doolin Folk Festival, June 12-14, 2015, Doolin, Ireland. Performers include Mick Flannery, Sharon Shannon, Stockton's Wing and Declan O'Rourke, O’Sahara, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, We Banjo 3, Paddy Keenan & Daoiri Farrell, Aldoc, Moxie, Fiddlecase, Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke & Brendan O’Reagan, Four Winds, Fiddlers’ Bid, Tóla Custy & Cyril O’Donoghue, The Lost Brothers, David Hope, Simon O’Reilly, Brian O'Leary & Friends, NoCrows, and Fiach Moriarty.
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 1970s and 1980s, such as the nearby Lisdoonvarna, and from Clare's deep musical roots of the County, the Doolin Folk Festival will again present powerful music in the intimate setting of the Hotel Doolin Marquee. “One of the key aspects of the festival for us is that it has the feel of a community," commented Festival organiser and Hotel Doolin manager, Dónal Minihane. Day and Weekend Tickets for the Doolin Folk Festival are on sale from http://entertainment.ie/tickets/doolinfolkfestival2015/5065.htm. More information is available on www.doolinfolkfestival.com
44th Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention, June 13, 2015, Westminster, MD, 9 am-7 pm. Bluegrass, old-time and Celtic music and Southern Appalachian clog dancing take center stage at the 44th Annual Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention. This year’s Convention ups the ante, with prizes including a mainstage performance at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival (8/13-16), performances at the Common Ground on the Hill Festival (7/11-12), instrument prizes including a guitar, mandolin and fiddle from Eastman Instruments and banjos from Gold Tone and Caswell Banjos, and a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. On-site competition registration from 9—10:30 AM; competition begins at 11 AM. Tickets: $12; $10 Senior 65+/Teens/Students with ID; Children 12 and under free. All tickets available at the gate. Information and competition pre-registration at http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/deercreekfestival.html Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/deercreekfiddlers
Mohawk Trail Concerts
, 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
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.