The 27th Annual Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop will be held on Saturday, February 9th 2019, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell, Maine.
Attention Flute and Pennywhistle Players!
Sharon has posted several tunes for this year’s flute and pennywhistle classes. Check it out HERE!
Belfast Flying Shoes presents “The Dancingmaster”, May 20 in Brooks!
Maine Fiddle Campers all know who Dudley Laufman is (if not read here!). He was one of the original inspirations for Maine Fiddle Camp and has come to Camp every year to teach about and to call and play for an evening “Barn Dance”. This year Dudley will be in residence at Camp for the whole June week. Read more about that here. Read about the upcoming event here: [Read more…] about Belfast Flying Shoes presents “The Dancingmaster”, May 20 in Brooks!
MAINE FIDDLE CAMP HARMONICA IN JUNE!!
What?? harmonica in June?? You betcha! Here are some words from long time Maine Fiddle Camp staff member, John Pranio:
Hi folks! This June, (for the first weekend and week ) I will be offering full blown classes on harmonica. We’ll learn to understand the difference between playing blues harmonica (improvisational) and straight harmonica (folk, country), and cover the basics so you can pursue this simple instrument on your own with confidence. If you have a harmonica bring it ( key of C preferred). If you need one, I’ll have some $12.00 harmonicas for sale. Contact John Pranio ( [email protected]) with any questions.
8th YEAR of Mountain Dulcimer! ONE WEEK ONLY (6/17-6/22) at Maine Fiddle Camp
Once again the June week, June 17-22 in 2016, is Mountain Dulcimer week at Maine Fiddle Camp. Long time Fiddle Camp instructor, Pam Weeks, will be teaching . Pam started offering Mountain Dulcimer (also called Appalachian Dulcimer) at Camp in 2011 and it was an instant success. The class is open to all levels of experience and Pam can even supply instruments for those who “just want to try it out”! [Read more…] about 8th YEAR of Mountain Dulcimer! ONE WEEK ONLY (6/17-6/22) at Maine Fiddle Camp
Youth Fiddle Jam Sessions, 3/16, 4/20 & 5/18
Please join us for the seventh Youth Jam Session at Bath Dance Works in downtown Bath. This session was created by music teachers to give young musician an opportunity to play tunes with each other and learn by ear. It is for all levels. We will start with simple tunes and proceed to the more advanced. The emphasis will be on fiddle tunes in keys of D, G, A,Em and Am … Instruments other than fiddle are welcome!! [Read more…] about Youth Fiddle Jam Sessions, 3/16, 4/20 & 5/18
26th Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop, 2/10/2018
Come join us for the 26th Annual Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop,Saturday, February 10th, 2018 (snow date Feb 11th). Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop Street, Hallowell, Maine. Click on (more) to download the flyer and see the tunes! [Read more…] about 26th Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop, 2/10/2018
Ukulele Program in June expands to first weekend!!
Ukulele has become so popular at Maine Fiddle Camp during the June week and second weekend that we have expanded it to the first weekend. So you can come to any (or all) of the June sessions for regular classes, as well as concerts, specialty workshops and, of course, playing for the eveninbg fox trot and waltz in the “Ukestra”!! Staff will be stalwart Frets Halligan, who will be teach for all sessions; Nina Miller, the second weekend; and… we have a new staff member this year, Kenny Raskin, who you will recognize as a camper for the past several years. Kenny will be teaching during the June week. He, his wife Joanna and their son Evan are perennial campers at August week 1. [Read more…] about Ukulele Program in June expands to first weekend!!
3rd Annual International Fiddlers’ Showcase and Contradance
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6PM – Family dance; 7PM Fiddlers’ Showcase; 8:30PM Contradance
Doug Protsik will teach and call all dances & MC the showcase.
The Beehive [Design Collective] Grange; 1 Elm Street (off Rte. 1); Machias, Maine
Suggested donation: $15.00; 50/50 raffle; refreshments on sale; free coffee.
This event is for the benefit of Maine Fiddle Camp scholarship fund.
All ages / all ability levels – to perform, please contact Mary Sossong @ [email protected], 207-904-7623207-904-7623 (call or text), or via Face Book.
*Notice the previous name of “Washington County” FS&D has been changed to “International” because of the expectation of fiddlers from New Brunswick, Canada.