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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;

The Old Fiddlers' Club of Rhode Island (ofcri):
The oldest fiddle club in the US., started in 1929.

Quiet Corner Fiddlers, Northeast, CT:

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;

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:

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... BIRDLAND315 W 44th Street full dinner menu, parking nearby. Reservations:  212 581 3080 or

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 ( 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, or e-mail

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
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