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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?

Dates for 2018 Maine Fiddle Camps

(9/14/2017) We have dates for 2018!! June Weekend I June 15-17, 2018. June Week June 17-22, 2018. June Weekend II June 22-24, 2018. August Week I August 5-10, 2018. August Week II August 12-17, 2018. SAME GREAT PRICE!  2018 prices are the same as 2017. Online registration will be open soon, so check back. Help pass the word!  Download the poster HERE.
 

Simon St. Pierre Project

(7/16/2017) Fiddle campers Emeline Dehn-Reynolds, Peter Yarensky and Paul Fackler, have just completed a project to transcribe the tunes played by Maine fiddler, Simon St. Pierre.  Check out this page to see a short biography of Simon and a discussion of his playing, as well as the detailed transcriptions of his three albums.
 

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. Click HERE to view 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.
 

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.
 

If you like receiving the Maine Fiddle Camp newsletter and want to continue, please read this!!!

(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.
 

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.