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.
The 13th Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest. This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska. 1st PLACE: $100.00; 2nd PLACE: $50.00; 3rd PLACE: $25.00. Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015. The winners will be announced on May 23, 2015, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. For the 2015 contest rules and guidelines, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the web site at www.neasta.net. Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
Llano Fiddle Fest
, April 3-5, 2015, Llano, Texas. The Llano Open Fiddle Contest will be held at the historic LanTex Theater in downtown Llano on Saturday April 4th, 2015. Festival activities begin on Friday with the Llano Air Fiddle and Anything Goes - Tricks and Licks competitions. This year's Open Fiddle Contest will include youth, senior, open, and accompanist divisions. Saturday's activities will also include an evening music concert. On Sunday morning, an early service with cowboy breakfast and Texas fiddle music will conclude the weekend of musical activities. Info: www.llanofiddlefest.com/
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
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
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.