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?

New Simon St. Pierre Interview Video

(5/7/2017) In honor of the untimely passing of Maine's legendary Simon St. Pierre in 2016 we are celebrating his music this year at Maine Fiddle Camp. This is the last interview and music playing I did with him just a few years ago, and his fiddling is still masterful and a classic example of our region's fiddling style. More tunes from this session on mp3 are available on our website: www.mainefiddlecamp.org. Also there will be an upcoming version, just music performance, with many more tunes from Simon.

FIFTH annual “Squeezebox weekend” at Maine Fiddle Camp, June 23-25, 2017

(4/20/2017) What could be better?  Join Sabin, JimmyJo, David, Nancy 3, and Doug for some great free-reeding. (more)

Ukulele Program in June expands to first weekend!!

(3/18/2017) Ukulele has become so popular at Maine Fiddle Camp during the June week and second weekend that we have expanded it to the first weekend. So you can come to any (or all) of the June sessions for regular classes, as well as concerts, specialty workshops and, of course, playing for the eveninbg fox trot and waltz in the “Ukestra”!! Staff will be stalwart Frets Halligan, who will be teach for all sessions; Nina Miller, the second weekend; and... we have  a new staff member this year, Kenny Raskin, who you will recognize as a camper for the  past several years. Kenny will be teaching during the June week. He, his wife Joanna and their son Evan are perennial campers at August week 1. (more)

2017 Maine Fiddle Camp Preview

(11/12/2016) Hi everyone, Well it looks like “summer” is about over and it's time to hunker down for another Maine winter.. Of course, Maine Fiddle Camp is really only 7 months away (can that actually be true??). Once again the calendar favors us with the dates. Camp begins with the first June weekend on June 16, and the final August week starts August 13 and ends the 18th. Find the dates for all five sessions  at the top of this web page. (more)

Dates for 2017 Maine Fiddle Camps


Here are the dates! Start making your plans now!

June weekend I - June 16-18, 2017

June Week - June 18-23, 2017

June weekend II - June 23-25, 2017

August week I - Aug 6-11, 2017

August week II - Aug 13-18, 2017

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)

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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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.