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Celtic Fiddle Camp, The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Nebraska, March 13-15, 2019. For fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, recorder players, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt. Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon; sign up for one day, two days, or all three days. On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. They will learn melodies, harmonies, and chords.  Fiddlers will be improving their sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun. On Thursday, the emphasis 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 be jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle-related instruments. Limited enrollment. Pre-registration required. Full payment due on your first day of camp. One day: $60; two days: $110; three days: $150.
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Weiser Bluegrass Music Camp (for guitar, fiddle and mandolin), Weiser, Idaho, May 2-5, 2019. Intensive 4-day camp in an intimate setting at the National Old Time Fiddlers' Contest and Festival, with instruction, jams, concerts, and more. Instructors will be Chris Jones (guitar), Megan Lynch Chowning (fiddle), and Joel Kaserman (mandolin).

Nevada State Old-Time Fiddlers' Contest, May 3-4, 2019, Eureka Opera House, Eureka, Nevada. For more information, visit

World Fiddle Day in Scartaglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland. We will celebrate the fifty year anniversary of one of the finest all fiddle LPs ever made. "The Star above the Garter" by Denis Murphy and his sister Julia Clifford was first released in 1969. Scartaglin will come alive with lectures, workshops and fiddle recitals on Saturday, May 18. All events free. For more information, visit