George Fowler

George Fowler

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George trained classically as a youngster and started fiddling in the late 1970’s, learning tunes from lobsterman and folk fiddler Albert Collins of South Blue Hill, Maine. He was a founding member of Oakum Bay String Band (1981-2011), the long-time host band for the monthly Blue Hill contradance, which had a remarkable 34 year run (1976-2010).

In addition to playing and teaching the fiddle tunes of Maine, Appalachia and the Canadian Maritimes, George also has a strong interest in Irish traditional music.

In 1988 he started “New Potatoes”, a weekly Celtic music show on WERU-FM, which he hosted until his relocation to Hanover, NH in 2017. He’s a member of The Montville Project , a repertory dance band conceived in 2007 at Maine Fiddle Camp. They have recorded two albums of New England dance music and George has also recorded a personal album, Never Better.

In addition to Maine Fiddle Camp, he has taught for many years at Fiddle Hell in Massachusetts, and Acadia School of Traditional Music and is also available for individual fiddle instruction in the Hanover, NH, area.