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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?

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)
 

It’s Time to Start Planning for Maine Fiddle Camp 2015!!

tentcity_sm(2/7/2015) Looking outside at the snow on the ground makes me long for the fun and community of Maine Fiddle Camp. Well, June camps start in a little over 4 months! Time to start planning! Just like last year, there are 3 camp sessions in June. (more)
 

Pascal Gemme on Staff for June 14-19 and June 19-21 weekend!

Pascal Gemme(2/7/2015) Most of you who were in Camp for the first weekend in June of 2014 had a chance to meet Pascal Gemme, fiddler from Quebec. He and his family attended camp as campers, but we still got to hear him play a concert or two and attended his specialty workshop. Well, GOOD NEWS everybody, Pascal will be ON STAFF this coming season for the June week, June 14-19, and the second June weekend, June 19-21!! (more)
 

Yvon Mimeault Visits Maine Fiddle Camp

Ben-G-and-Yvon-M-at-MFC-2013-thumb(12/2/2013) Special surprise guests at MFC has been a tradition and unique aspect of our program since the early 2000's and 2013 was no exception. At the August 18-23 2013 camp Yvon Mimeault delighted campers (more)