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(report link) "Canadian Made Talent": Links to Fiddle events throughout Canada.

(report link) Berlin Fiddlers Convention: Beginning Friday evening with a free concert, continuing through the Acoustic Competition of Saturday and ending on Sunday morning with a free Bluegrass Gospel Jam. Great music, crafters, good food.

(report link) Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship: Thousands will converge on our small town to celebrate and participate in North America’s finest Fiddle Contest.

(report link) Fiddlers' Grove: The most prestigious and authentic fiddling competitions in the United States.

(report link) Florida Old Time Music Competition: Yearly convention and fiddle contest organized by a group of musicians and music-loving friends.

(report link) Folk Music Concert Schedules: Festivals, venues and gigs! Find them here!

(report link) House Concerts in Berkeley: Music from Scotland, England, and Beyond...

(report link) iBluegrass Events: Free, online, searchable bluegrass festival database.

(report link) Kentucky State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest: By action of Kentucky State Legislature since 1975 held annually

(report link) New England Fiddle Contest: The New England Fiddle Contest is the initial and defining event for the revitalized Peace Train Foundation, Inc,.

(report link) Northern Heritage Fiddle Contest: Spooner Heritage Festival presents the Northern Heritage Fiddle Contest.

(report link) Old-Time Music Events: A list of Old-Time music events throughout the US listed by date.

(report link) Terrace Mill Fiddle Contest: Annual Fall Festival and Fiddlers' Contest at Terrace Mill.

(report link) The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship: Preserving Canadian Old Time Fiddling, and giving recognition to the excellent fiddlers found across Canada.

(report link) Western Open Fiddle Championship: Come and enjoy a weekend full of great old time fiddle music featuring fiddlers and musicians from all over the nation.


Festivals and Camps

(report link) FiddleStar Youth and Adult Fiddle Camps with Megan Lynch: Join us in Nashville! World class instruction, small classes.

(report link) Acoustic Music Camp: A three day camp in Dallas, TX for acoustic musicians.

(report link) Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp: Fiddlers of all ages and levels of musical experience choose from daily workshops on Scottish and related fiddle styles.

(report link) Alaska Folk Festival: All concerts and events are free.

(report link) Alaska Traditional Music Camp: Although fiddling is a major attraction for many, there's also first rate instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer, whistle, voice, children's activities, and more.

(report link) American Heritage Music Festival: Fiddling and clogging competition shows providing a full weekend of great music.

(report link) Anchorage Folk Festival MUSIC CAMP: Held on the shores of Edmonds Lake, just 23 miles north of Anchorage, campers are immersed in five full days and nights of world-class instruction, jamming, concerts, and dances.

(report link) Annual Florida State Fiddler Association Convention: Florida's finest fiddlers, concerts, jams, dances, workshops, and a String-Band Contest (home-baked pie required for entry).

(report link) Atlin Arts & Music Festival: Music, film, kid's activities and jams. Something for everyone.

(report link) Ay Ungar & Molly Mason's Fiddle & Dance Camps: Held each year since 1980, our Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps have become known as a meeting ground, where people of all ages learn new skills, make new friends and share good times in a secluded woodla

(report link) Barberville Spring Frolic: Folk, Old-time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, 2 jam tents and an old fashioned foot stompin' barn dance!

(report link) Big Horn Mountain Festival: Bring your tent, your camper, or your RV to spend the entire weekend with us and enjoy some of the best parkin’ lot pickin’ in the Rocky Mountains.

(report link) Blackpot Festival & Cookoff: South Louisiana music festival and gumbo cook-off.

(report link) Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp: July 18 -22, 2009 will be the 3rd Annual, held in St. Edouard, Alberta, Canada. A beautiful part of the world. Check out Calvin's website for more information.

(report link) Caroline Summerfest: More than 100 musicians and performers of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and jazz music.

(report link) CBA Music Camp: California Bluegrass Association Music Camp for Fiddlers.

(report link) Celtic Colours International Festival: Cape Breton Island-wide celebration of Celtic culture.

(report link) Centralia Old Time Music Campout: A jamming and camping event for musicians.

(report link) Champlain Valley Folk Festival: Honoring Traditional Music and Dance in the Champlain Valley

(report link) Coastline Bluegrass Music Events: Bluegrass Festival in North Wales

(report link) Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week: Learn first-hand from masters of Cajun and Creole music in one of the most beautiful settings in Louisiana.

(report link) Dranouter Folk Festival: Prestigious concerts and free animation on the beach.

(report link) Eckley Miners Old Time Music Festival Fiddle Contest: Bluegrass, Celtic, Traditional Folk, Old World, & Hilly Billy music in July.

(report link) Edmonton Folk Music Festival: The best celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, roots and world beat.

(report link) Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: A four-day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires in east-central New York State.

(report link) Festival for the Eno: All proceeds go to preserve and protect lands in the Eno River basin.

(report link) Festival of American Fiddle Tunes: A weeklong residential workshop where musicians live, jam, and learn with interesting musical voices from around the continent after which they take to the stage for public performances

(report link) Festival of the Mabon: Celtic fiddles, Scottish bagpipes, and African drums. One last weekend of song, dance, and festivation.

(report link) Fiddle Frenzy: Fiddle Frenzy offers a week-long opportunity to learn, and immerse in fiddle music Shetland style for all levels of players.

(report link) Fiddle Hell Massachusetts: Free workshops & jams for fiddlers, multiple styles, yearly event

(report link) Fiddlin's Fun Festival: Saturday, August 25 2007. An afternoon of fiddle concerts, workshops, jams for kids and adults, open stage in Binghamton, NY

(report link) Fiddling Demystified for Strings Summer Camp: Crack the code of fiddling styles and techniques with an easy-to understand right and left hand method for fiddlers and string teachers.

(report link) Florida Folk Festival: From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, the state’s cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities.

(report link) Folk Music Festivals: A listing of folk festivals of all kinds around the world.

(report link) Folk on the Rocks: One of Canada's top summertime music and cultural festivals.

(report link) Folklore Village: This popular and enchanting weekend features English dances and music with roots in the 17th and 18th centures.

(report link) Folks Festival: Mellower moods of Folks Fest are the perfect antidote for the warm Colorado sun.

(report link) Gainsborough Old Time Festival: Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance sponsors this annual event in Lincolnshire.

(report link) Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival: Come out and enjoy the best music in the world! You'll be in good company with the nicest folks around.

(report link) Grand Master Fiddler Championship: The premier competition in fiddling, held every year in Nashville, TN during the IBMA World of Bluegrass event.

(report link) Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering: A weekend of music workshops, jamming, concerts and dancing in Central Pennsylvania.

(report link) Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Nominated twice for IBMA Event of the Year and subject of the full-length documentary entitled Bluegrass Journey now airing on public television stations nationwide.

(report link) Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp, 5th Annual: Five day camp featuring instruction in fiddle, bass, guitar and more

(report link) Indiana Fiddlers Gathering: Nationally renowned three-day traditional music festival featuring the finest in old-time, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and folk music on one stage.

(report link) International Folk Alliance Conference: The Folk Alliance International Conference is the place to meet and mingle with the most significant people in the folk community and beyond.

(report link) Jana Jae Fiddler Camp: great Fiddle Camp and Music Fest!  Spend your Labor Day Weekend with us!  All levels and ages are welcome—those who play by note or by ear, advanced players and adult or young beginners.

(report link) John Arcan Fiddle Fest: Fiddle workshops, concerts, showcases, old time dances, fiddle contest and the Traditional Canadian Red River Jigging Championships.

(report link) Johnny Gimble's Swing Week Revival: Workshops, jam sessions, lessons and performances. "Bring your axe and SWING it!"

(report link) Julian Family Fiddle Camp: A n April fiddle & Mandolin camp in S. Cal. featuring Calvin Vollrath and Evan Marshall

(report link) Lark Camp: An open forum for musicians & dancers to exchange ideas and learn without being in a rigid school structure.

(report link) Meadowlark Music Camp: Six days of Maine, Maritime, Celtic, Old-Time and Good-Time music on a beautiful wooded lake.

(report link) MerleFest: The American Music Celebration: MerleFest is held each year at Wilkes Community College

(report link) Metisfest: Where the Fiddle & the Mountain Unite !

(report link) Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival: Professional touring groups from throughout the United States. Specialty shows, nightly dances, workshops, children's shows, jam sessions, acoustic surprises.

(report link) Mission Folk Music Festival: Folk music from around the world.

(report link) Moab Folk Festival: Walk to the venues and enjoy visiting our town and listening to great music!

(report link) Montana State Oldtime Fiddlers Association Fiddle Camp: Summer fiddle camp in Monarch, Montana. Two week-long sessions in June.

(report link) National Folk Festival: Music, dance and culture from across America.

(report link) National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest: Fiddle Contest & Festival in Weiser, Idaho Fiddling Capital of the World.

(report link) Nordic Fiddles and Feet: Buffalo Gap Camp - A week of Swedish and Norwegian music and dance in Capon Bridge, West Virginia.

(report link) North Wales Bluegrass: International Bluegrass Music and Dance Festival

(report link) Northeast Heritage Music Camp: Instruction in fiddle music (and accompaniment) from Eastern North America (New England, Quebecois, Appalachian, Cape Breton, Irish, etc.)

(report link) Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Festival: Celebrates this re-emerging form of music, providing opportunities to enjoy and learn so the bluegrass and old tyme traditions remain and grow as a part of Saskatchewan’s musical fabric.

(report link) Old Fiddlers Convention: Keeping alive the memories and sentiments of days gone by for people of today to hear and enjoy the tunes of yesterday. 

(report link) Old Songs Festival: Family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music known for its hands-on experience and participatory nature.

(report link) Old Songs Fiddle & Strings Summer Camp Weeks 1-4: Week I - ages 6-18; Week 2 - adult novice players; Week 3 - Fiddling Demystified for Strings; Week 4 - NEW! French Accent Week

(report link) Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival: Celebrate old time music and the unique culture of the Ozark Highlands

(report link) Orangeville Fiddle & Step Dance Camp: Week long camp in July with instruction in Canadian fiddling and step dance

(report link) Ormstown Branches & Roots Music Festival: Some of the best talent assembled for a toe tapping, hand clapping fiddling extravaganza following an open jam session.

(report link) Parkfield Bluegrass Festival: Sleepy little paradise transformed into a true bluegrass dream.

(report link) Philadelphia Folk Festival: Sponsored by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, the funds raised support projects of the Folksong Society, including scholarships, grants and community service.

(report link) Planet Bluegrass: Listing of Colorado Music Festivals

(report link) Randy Elmore Fiddle Camp: Classes on a variety of styles of fiddling: Texas Swing, Texas Contest, Celtic, Bluegrass and Jazz. Concentrating on all levels and all needs of the students.

(report link) Reno Celtic Celebration: Musicians, dancers, vendors, Highland games and more!

(report link) Rocky Grass Academy: World-class musicians teach classes and lead workshops in each of the traditional bluegrass instruments.

(report link) Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp: Staffed with world class musicians who are highly-regarded for their superb playing as well as excellent teaching .Old and young, beginners through professionals, everyone with an interest in music or

(report link) Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival: Come experience the largest multi cultural festival in the Interior. 

(report link) Scandia Camp Mendocino: An annual week-long residential camp founded in 1980, presents participants the opportunity to learn in depth about the folk music, dance and cultural traditions of Scandinavia.

(report link) SCVFA KidFiddle Youth Fiddle Workshop: Aimed at the advanced-beginner to intermediate student, are offered several times each year. The workshop are generally led by a well-known musician, sometimes in conjunction with a concert.

(report link) Shady Grove Bluegrass & Old Tyme Festival: Concerts and live jam sessions.

(report link) Sore Fingers Summer School: Europe's leading organisation for bluegrass and old-time music camps, offering world class tuition for all the instruments played in bluegrass as well as old-time fiddle and banjo.

(report link) Swannanoa Gathering: Summer workshops in various folk arts heldin the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Each week also features public concerts

(report link) Sweet Sunny South American Oldtime Music Association: UK Old Time Music Festival features workshops, concerts, picking sessions and more!

(report link) Telluride Bluegrass: The ultimate collaboration of bluegrass greats.

(report link) Texas Fiddle & Guitar Workshop: Beginning to advanced lessons followed by a jam session.

(report link) The Olympia Oldtime Music Festival: February 26, 2009 – March 1, 2009. There will be two square dances, an awesome concert, workshops for various instruments, and tons of jamming all weekend long.

(report link) Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Festival: Southern California's favorite bluegrass, old-time and folk music festival since 1961.

(report link) Tottenham Bluegrass Festival: Popular and award winning groups from the United States and across Canada.

(report link) Upper Potomac Cape Breton Fiddle Fest: Weekend workshops for fiddle, guitar, hammered dulcimer, piano and more featuring artists from Cape Breton Nova Scotia in historic, Shepherdstown, WV

(report link) Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat: Weekend workshops for fiddle players and mixed intrument classes for those who like to play with them in historic, Shepehrdstown, WV

(report link) Upper Potomac Pipers Weekend: Weekend workshop for players of the bellows blown bagpipes, flute, whistle, fiddle and mixed instruments in traditions from the British Isles

(report link) Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend: Weekend workshops for fiddle, hammered dulcimer and mixed instruments featuring music from the Acadian traditions of Prince Edward Island in Shepherdstown, WV

(report link) Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School: A week of intensive study, recreation, and good times with people who share an interest in the music and dance traditions of Scotland in northern California.

(report link) Will McLean Music Festival: Will McLean celebration honors the work of Florida's Troubadour.

(report link) Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival: Annual Tacoma, WA festival with bluegrass academy, workshops,jamming and multiple stages.


Weekly Jams

(report link) Bonanzaville Old Time Family Jam: This jam session will be held every Saturday from 1 to 5 PM in Dawson Hall at Bonanzaville. Everybody is welcome, it is open to all traditions, all ages, and all skill levels. This is a strictly unstr

(report link) Florida Folk Jam Links: Florida String Band jam information, links and more!

(report link) Folk Jam: Find local jams and reports world wide.

(report link) iBluegrass Events: free, online, searchable bluegrass festival database.

(report link) Memphis Area Bluegrass Association weekly jam: MABA holds a weekly jam from Noon-3:00pm every Saturday at Hope Pres Church in Memphis. See our website for directions

(report link) Mid Michigan Bluegrass Jam: Frequency: Monthly (2nd SATURDAY)

(report link) Music Moose.org: Free quicktime jam sessions for your viewing pleasure.

(report link) Old Songs Make Your Own Music Nights: Opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo focusing specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome.

(report link) Old Time Fiddle Jam "Wednesday Tunes": Everyone!  All ages... all levels of musicianship.  If you play the fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, bass, etc. and enjoy "old time" folk music, this support group is for YOU!

(report link) Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association: Monthly jamborees in San Jose, CA featuring a slow-play Beginners Circle.

(report link) Starry Plough Pub: A couple of  pints and an evening of traditional Irish music and song! Open session to all - singer friendly!

(report link) The Abbey: Live music, Irish pub, good food.

(report link) The Plough and Stars: Home of Traditional Irish Music in the Bay Area.

(report link) UIS Old Time Music Jam Session: Public music session held on 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7pm, on UIS Campus, Springfield, IL

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