The Old Fiddlers' Club of Rhode Island (ofcri): www.ofcri.webs.com
24th Annual Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival
The oldest fiddle club in the US., started in 1929.
Quiet Corner Fiddlers, Northeast, CT: www.qcf.webs.com.
, May 1-3, 2014, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Featuring Fletcher Bright and the Dismembered Tennesseans, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, many more! Info: www.boxcarforeverbluegrass.com
Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest, May 24, 2014, Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center in Beatrice, Nebraska. Fiddlers young and old are encouraged to participate. Professional musicians Greenblatt and Seay will conduct a free fiddle workshop at 10 AM, allowing fiddlers to gain new skills and fine-tune current skills. Competition will begin at 12 p.m. There are three divisions: Junior Division (less than five years’ experience), Senior Division (five years of experience or more), and Legends Division (past 1st place winners of the Senior Division). Participants will play three pieces; a hoedown, waltz and tune of choice. Prize money for the contest is $1,500. There is also an Acoustic Band Contest, as well as awards for the youngest fiddler, the oldest fiddler, and the best left-handed fiddler. No participant or registration fees; free admission. Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit www.nps.gov/home/parknews/2014-monumental-fiddling-championship.htm.
39th Annual Old-Time Fiddlers Contest KY State Championship, June 13-14, Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown, KY. Over 15 different contests to compete in, such as fiddle, mandolin, banjo, jig dancing and more. Bluegrass concert Saturday night, camping, food, fun and more! Join us Thursday night for a free jam session. Go to www.kentuckyfiddler.com or call 270-765-6121. Don’t miss it!
44th Lorient Interceltic Festival, Lorient, France, August 1-10, 2014. The 2014 edition celebrates Ireland—the birthplace of Celtic tradition—and provides an opportunity to discover the diversity and wealth of Gaelic culture with its music, dance, literature and visual arts. Info: www.festival-interceltique.com
Tennessee Fall Homecoming, October 10-12, 2014.
One of the nation’s largest, most authentic music and folk festivals, the 35th
anniversary of Homecoming will feature local, regional and nationally acclaimed musicians, performing all day, every day, on five scenic stages; filling the air with bluegrass, old-time, Southern Gospel and Americana music. Guests will also enjoy authentic Appalachian artisans and demonstrators, and traditional Southern foods. Student Heritage Day, designed around the Homecoming but with additional educational components for today’s youth, will be featured October 9th
. A non-profit organization, the Museum’s mission is to preserve Appalachian artifacts and instill in the community—regionally, nationally, and internationally—a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, the Appalachian heritage. The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75, Exit 122. For additional information, call 865-494-7680 or visit the website, www.museumofappalachia.org