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…
(4/14/2016) NEWS FLASH!!! Sabin Jacques, from Beaumont, Quebec, accordionist for Raz de Maree (Tidal Wave) unbelievable Quebecois trad band (also in Camp for the week), will be teaching button accordion at Maine Fiddle Camp during the June week, June 19-24. (more)
(3/6/2016) 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 2016 we are once again emphasizing these instruments during the second June weekend, June 24-26. This is the weekend's 4th year and attendance has steadily increased each year!!! (more)
(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.
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)