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Scandinavian Music Concert, November 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m., Avoca, Nebraska. Greenblatt & Seay and Friends will be playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, recorders, pennywhistles, and nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa is a keyed fiddle from Sweden, with 16 strings. Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together for decades. Their performance will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay. The concert will be downstairs in the 1925 brick schoolhouse, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13 C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34. Admission: $10/adults; $5/students and seniors; $1/ children. Seating is limited.For more information, write to Greenblatt & Seay, The Old Schoolhouse, P.O. Box 671, Avoca, Nebraska, 68307, or call 402-275-3221, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
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 Calgary Fiddlers and Bow Valley Fiddlers present ‘Fiddle Fantasia’ December 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m., at the University of Calgary’s University Theatre (130 University Court NW). These talented young musicians ages 7 to 18 will toe-tap their way into your hearts and leave you humming Christmas tunes for the rest of the holiday season. Visit goo.gl/uupKpY to purchase tickets ($21 for adults, $15.75 for seniors/students/children).
Schoolhouse Celtic Fiddling Camp, March 15-17, Avoca, Nebraska. For fiddlers, violists, mandolinists, guitarists, and ukulele players. Music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales will be featured. The sessions will be led by championship fiddler and author, Deborah Greenblatt. Musicians can sign up for 1 day, or 2 days, or all 3 days. On Wednesday, participants will be mostly reading tunes, using sheet music in standard notation. We'll be learning melodies, harmonies, and chords. You will be improving your sight reading, and experiencing fiddling fun. On Thursday, we 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 will be mostly jamming, modulating, singing, dancing, experimenting, sharing, and playing fiddle related instruments. One day: $60; Two days: $110; Three days: $150. For more information, and to register: greenblattandseay.com/schoolhouse_fiddle_camp.shtml
Julian Family Fiddle Camp, April 11-15, 2017, Julian, Calif. Fiddle, mandolin, uke, banjo, guitar, dance and more! Info: Familyfiddlecamp.com
Nevada State Old-Time Fiddlers' Contest, May 19-20, 2017, Eureka Opera House, Eureka, Nevada. Info: www.co.eureka.nv.us/nevadastateoldtimefiddlerscontest.org/index.html