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Maine Fiddle Camp


A multi-generational, lakeside, weekend (June) or week-long (June & August) music camp for all ages and levels of ability. Families welcome. Dance music in Scots-Irish, French Canadian, Canadian Maritime & Scandinavian traditions as they’ve evolved in Maine. Learn by ear, learn to play in an ensemble. Staff of scores of traditional musicians giving fiddle, piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, cello, accordion, ukulele, flute and pennywhistle, mountain dulcimer, harmonica, bass and other classes and workshops with performances, jams, singing, dancing, and swimming.  Read more…

What’s New?

Hanock County Fiddler’ Showcase in Castine, April 25, 7:00PM

(4/11/2015) There’s a fiddler’s showcase and dance benefiting Maine Fiddle Camp on Sat., April 25th, 7pm at the Castine Grange, Rte 166A, Castine.  MFC Director, Doug Protsik will be the MC.   Many of MFC staff and campers will be performing including George Fowler, Julia Plumb, Doug Protsik, Barry Crawford, Judith Chittenden, Gus LaCasse, Nathaniel Curtis (more)
 

The 4th Annual International Fiddlers’ Showcase & Family Dance

(4/11/2015) The 4th Annual International Fiddlers' Showcase & Family Dance is happening on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00pm at the Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St, Eastport, ME 04631, as a benefit for Maine Fiddle Camp. [For venue information, contact (207) 853-4650, email hidden; JavaScript is required] Schedule: 7PM Fiddlers' Showcase; 8:30 Family Dance. Cost: Adult-$10, Student- $5, under 5-free, Family-$30. Fiddlers of all ages, all levels will perform, many of whom are MFC campers. All dances taught/called; no partner necessary. Please bring clean shoes for dancing. Music by "All-Comers" Band, calling by Local Talent. Refreshments provided. 50/50 raffle. Fiddlers of all ages and levels, solo or in a group, are welcome - dancers and listeners, too. **To perform in the Fiddlers' Showcase and/or play in the All-comers band, Please contact Mary Sossong: email hidden; JavaScript is required, on FaceBook, call (805)645-9323 or call/text (207)904-7623.
 

Quebecois and Irish bands at Maine Fiddle Camp in 2015!

Raz de Marée(3/17/2015) So what's the deal here, you may ask.. Since traditional music in the Quebecois and Irish traditions is so much a part of the makeup of Maine traditional music, we have decide to highlight these musical genres this year. (more)
 

Flute and Pennywhistle at Maine Fiddle Camp, 2015

DSC_2526 - Copy(3/17/2015) There will be a bunch of new flute and whistle teachers at Fiddle Camp this year. (more)
 

BIG “Squeezebox weekend” at Maine Fiddle Camp, June 19-21, 2015

Sabin Jacques(3/17/2015) “Squeezeboxes” of various kinds (keyboard or piano accordion, button or diatonic accordion, English concertina, Anglo [diatonic] concertina) have been a part of Maine and New England's traditional music scene for a very long time. In 2015 we are once again emphasizing these instruments during the second June weekend, June 19-21. (more)
 

It’s Time to Start Planning for Maine Fiddle Camp 2015!!

tentcity_sm(2/7/2015) Looking outside at the snow on the ground makes me long for the fun and community of Maine Fiddle Camp. Well, June camps start in a little over 4 months! Time to start planning! Just like last year, there are 3 camp sessions in June. (more)
 

Pascal Gemme on Staff for June 14-19 and June 19-21 weekend!

Pascal Gemme(2/7/2015) Most of you who were in Camp for the first weekend in June of 2014 had a chance to meet Pascal Gemme, fiddler from Quebec. He and his family attended camp as campers, but we still got to hear him play a concert or two and attended his specialty workshop. Well, GOOD NEWS everybody, Pascal will be ON STAFF this coming season for the June week, June 14-19, and the second June weekend, June 19-21!! (more)
 

Yvon Mimeault Visits Maine Fiddle Camp

Ben-G-and-Yvon-M-at-MFC-2013-thumb(12/2/2013) Special surprise guests at MFC has been a tradition and unique aspect of our program since the early 2000's and 2013 was no exception. At the August 18-23 2013 camp Yvon Mimeault delighted campers (more)