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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…

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(10/29/2019) - Maine Country Dance Fiddle WorkshopHallowell City Hall1 Winthrop StreetHallowell, MaineSaturday February 8 2020 (!!!)1-5 PMMail Registration Fee of $25.00 (includes recording and sheet music) to:MCDFWc/o Kaity Newell 7 Creek Lane Damariscotta ME 04543Since 1992 Ellen, Kaity and Greg have led this … Continue reading
AN INTERVIEW WITH QUEBECOIS FIDDLER ÉRIC FAVREAU, (BILL OLSON, FEB 2019) (2/26/2019) - Bill: When did you first come to teach at Maine Fiddle Camp? Éric: I think it was over ten years, or around Bill: Who recommended you to MFC? Was it either Guy B. or Lisa O. Éric: No body recommend … Continue reading
(6/14/2018) - Check out this page about MFC’s old-time country dances and some common tunes that might be played.  Join the fun! … Continue reading
(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 … Continue reading
(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 … Continue reading
(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 … Continue reading
(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 … Continue reading
(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. … Continue reading