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Maine Fiddle Camp is a family music camp in central Maine. The camp takes place in June and August, and also offers online programming throughout the year. Our instructors emphasize learning tunes the traditional way—by ear. Campers of all levels are welcome—from skilled players to people who have never played before.
Virtual MFC – June 18 – 20
We are still perfecting the schedule for V-MFC version 3.0. Revisions and enhancements are likely, so please check back often.
All workshops will happen in breakout rooms off the “main tent”. In addition to regular workshops, jamming and some other activities will happen throughout the weekend. “Dabbling” in different workshops is encouraged!
Friday, June 18
7:00 PM Opening concert & staff introductions
8:00 PM Jam sessions (slow, slow-medium, medium-fast, unlimited!)
9:00 PM Lullaby & curfew bell
Saturday June 19
9:00 AM Morning meeting
9:30 Workshop session #1 & jams
11:00 AM Workshop #2 & jams
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Camper concert via Zoom. Will there be a special surprise guest?
2:00 PM Workshop #3 & jams
3:30 – 4:30 PM Specialty Workshops #1
4:45 – 5:30 PM Specialty Workshops #2
6:00 PM Maestro Bistro Grande (Livestream via YouTube and Facebook)
7:30 PM Jam sessions (slow, slow-medium, medium-fast, tres vite!)
8:30 PM Campfire songs
9:00 PM Old Time Variety Show (format to be announced)
10:30 PM Lullaby and curfew bell
Sunday June 20
9:00 AM Sacred Circle
10:30 AM Workshop #4 and jams
12:00 PM March for Good Food virtual ensemble
1:00 PM Camper Concert
2:00 PM Happy Trails!
Who’s teaching at V-MFC?
Beginner Fiddle (1-2) – Maggie Robinson
Intermediate Fiddle (3-4) – Elaine Malkin
Advanced Fiddle (5-6) – Éric Favreau
Guitar – Aidan Boardman
Piano – Neil Pearlman
Bass – Stuart Kenney
Ukulele – Kenney Raskin
Whistle – Sharon Pyne
Banjo – Carter Logan
Cello – Daniel Hawkins
Mandolin – Baron Collins-Hill
Singing – Bennett Konesni
Many more specialty workshops, Super-Secret Special Surprise Guests, and other talented instructors to be announced!
Virtual Camp Highlights
Get a shirt!
Official V-MFC 2021 Shirts are available online!
Please note: all shirts are printed with white ink.
- Film premiere: “Bonsoir Mes Amis / Goodnight My Friends” — A Film by Huey“Huey explores the changing relationship of two top folk musicians and captures a joyous facet of Maine life. From start to finish the film is a unique, sensitive and satisfying contribution to understanding our time and place.” (William D. Barry, Maine historian and writer). “Bonsoir Mes Amis” features cameo appearances by MFC’ers MFC Ellen and […]
- Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop, Feb 13, 2021A note from Greg Boardman: We would just like to tell you about the upcoming Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop this February 13, 2021. We are still negotiating for a hall in which to invite the first five registrants of each group, advanced, intermediate and beginner, to do the live portion of the workshop (wearing […]
- VIRTUAL MAINE FIDDLE CAMP February 19-21 2021An online traditional music camp for all ages and abilities!!! “Twice the program at half the price”. We laugh but it’s really not a joke.Read on! What is MFC? Why is it different?I am often asked “why is Maine Fiddle Camp different?” I don’t normally answer that question here on the MFC newsletter because […]
May 14th – Maestro Bistro Plus
June 18th-20th – Virtual Maine Fiddle Camp #3
Can you help us find past camp videos?
We are looking for videos from “real” MFC.
Some of you may have video of past variety shows, dances, etc.
Would you be willing to share it with us?
You can upload videos on this page. Please contact us if you have questions or leads!