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?

Like MFC? Send Us a Review

(5/9/2016) Hi Fiddle Campers and potential Fiddle Campers! A few days ago we received a very nice review of MFC for the first August Camp last year. This was so great, we realized we need a page just for folks to send in "testimonials". You will now see that at the top of the web page and can access it here. Feel free to send Camp reviews to us (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and we will review and possibly post them on the website. We won't use your full name if you don't want us to.. Thanks.. - bill o.

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(1/14/2016) We are moving our newsletter emailing list to Mail Chimp and we need your help.  Please click on this link: Newsletter Signup to subscribe to the new list.  The process is pretty simple and will insure that you get our newsletters in the future.  We send occasional newsletters to let you know about related events and activities both at camp and in the community.

Dates for 2016 Maine Fiddle Camps


Here are the dates! Start making your plans now!

June weekend I - June 17-19, 2016

June Week - June 19-24, 2016

June weekend II - June 24-26, 2016

August week I - Aug 7-12, 2016

August week II - Aug 14-19, 2016

Note that the calendar has finally benefitted us by moving the start of Maine Fiddle Camp later in the month of June and, therefore, farther from the end of school! The August sessions are a couple days earlier as well, so (more)

You Asked For It: Maine Fiddle Camp Director Doug Protsik

(6/1/2015) Published on Jun 1, 2015 Maine Fiddle Camp Director Doug Protsik talks about this multi-generational tradition music camp and demonstrates the music on various instruments offered at the camp in an interview by Ann Page.

Online Registration is Here!

(5/13/2015) You now can register for camp using one of our online registration forms.  To register and pay by check, click HERE.  To register and pay by credit card or PayPal, click HERE.  To qualify for the early payment discount, your mailed check needs to be postmarked by May 30, 2015.  Don't delay, register today!

Singing at Maine Fiddle Camp and Introducing New Staff Member, Bennett Konesni

BennetKonesni(4/27/2015) Traditional music in Maine and New England isn't ONLY about playing an instrument. Singing is, of course, the oldest instrument of all and has been featured prominently at camp since the beginning. It's not a coincidence that Camp starts and ends with songs, "Hang on the Bell, Nellie" and "Happy Trails"!! (more)

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)