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…
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)
(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.
(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!
(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)
(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)
(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.