Banjo

Maine Fiddle camp is NOT just for fiddles. We have some of the top banjo players in the northeast teaching in a variety of styles.. Check out the instructors (below) and when you’re ready to sign up go to the registration page!

    June Weekend I (June 17-19)

  • Jennifer Armstrong

    Visit Jennifer's website (http://www.jenniferarmstrong.com/). 233 Poors Mill Road Belfast ME 04915 207-322-2265
     
  • John Gawler

    John plays 5-string banjo, guitar, and piano and is the best bottom feeder in the business! When he isn’t smiling and putting on a roof, he is smiling and singing a Woody Guthrie song, accompanied by his wife, Ellen Gawler, or one of his daughters in the Gawler Family Band. Besides doing workshops, John helps host the camper concerts. 282 Guptill Rd. Belgrade ME O4917 207-495-2267
     

    June Week (June 19-24)

  • Jim Joseph

    Jim Joseph, from Phippsburg,ME, was actually on staff a couple years ago for the inaugural June week. That was before we had an actual accordion track, and now he is back as an accordion teacher. Jim plays button accordion in the Quebecois, New England, and Cajun styles and also plays 5 string banjo, mandolin, fiddle, percussion (foot and otherwise) and is a member of several Maine bands including, T-Acadie, Scrod Pudding, and JimmyJo and the Jumbol'ayuhs, with Fiddle Camp staffers Pam Weeks and Bill Olson. Jim plays single row Cajun accordions (built by Marc Savoy and Junior Martin) and a 2 row Saltarelle D/G box. Here are some videos of Jim in action: A Cajun song with the Jumbol'Ayuhs, and a set of Quebecois reels with T-Acadie.
     

    August Week I (August 7-12)

  • Stuart Kenney

    One of the most in demand upright bass, and five-string banjo players on the US contradance circuit, Stuart Kenney's regional musical interests sweep from Southwest Louisiana to Acadia. He has a long career in many traditional music genres. His interest in Quebecois music formed through the fiddling of Lisa Ornstein, and performances by La Bottine Souriante. The inclusion of French Canadian music into the living tradition of New England contradance music caught his attention early on. (more)
     

    August Week II (August 14-19)

  • Carter Logan

    Carter plays banjo with his band “Jerks of Grass” and also plays for dances. He has a unique repertoire and we are pleased to have him on staff at camp www.jerksofgrass.com