Events

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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; http://bradfordlandmark.org/index.php?Old%20Time%20Music


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.

Gruene Hall 40th Anniversary Celebration, New Braunfels, Texas, April 30, 2015. 4-6 pm. Info: katie@gruenetexas.com; www.gruenehall.com

Frankie Gavin (fiddle) and Sean Gavin (button accordion), Plough & Stars, San Francisco
, Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 pm. $15 at the door (all proceeds go to the musicians).
https://www.facebook.com/events/392149927652982/ There are also several house concerts May 1 through May 17: Arcata, Mendocino, Berkeley, Boulder Creek, Santa Barbara, and Altadena. RSVP: Julie Horner <leap2three@gmail.com>

World Fiddle Day Trade Fair, May 16-17, 2015, Huthmaker Violins, Suwanee, Georgia. A fun day of events, including swapping, buying and selling instruments and jamming. For more information and table reservations, call (770) 945-1188. A flier can be downloaded here.

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 debby@greenblattandseay.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

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.