Hi Musical Friends!
For Fiddle Hell Online, Nov. 5-8, 2020, we’ve assembled an epic online lineup of 35 live concerts, 34 live jam sessions, and 160 live workshops, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, old-time banjo, and singing. Other instruments (and listeners) are also welcome! Here are links to: overview, schedule, instructors, and registration. A major advantage of being online is that we can record all the sessions and make those session videos available online shortly after they happen live at the event, and for 3 months afterwards for attendees to enjoy.
Sure, you could wait until the last moment ... But if you register now for Fiddle Hell Online, you'll get early access to the event and several additional benefits. Register now to plan your own agenda (with the My Agenda feature), ask questions about sessions, see announcements about new sessions, post to community discussion topics (like instruments for sale), test out your connections and software, and look through our online exhibitors. You'll need to be registered to apply for a performance spot on the two open mic concerts, the teen concert, or the original tunes concert.
If you register by September 20th, you'll receive free admission to two of Andy Reiner's very helpful online workshops in the months before Fiddle Hell (90 minutes each, and normally $49 each). September 24th is Celtic Ornaments (mainly Irish) and October 22nd is Fiddle Bowing Boot Camp. These start at 7:30PM Eastern time. If you register by September 20th, you'll also be entered in several giveaways for books, strings, and more.
We have scholarship funds available now; these may run out as FHO gets nearer. See the Q&A on the registration page.
Fiddle Hell instructors -- who are experienced and supportive teachers, and wonderful and inspiring players -- cover Bluegrass, Cajun, Cape Breton, Electric, French Canadian (Québécois), Gypsy Jazz, Irish, Jazz, Klezmer, New Acoustic, New England, Old-Time Southern, Scandinavian, Scottish, Swing, Western Swing, and other styles. Attending Fiddle Hell Online is not only an amazing experience, it’s a way for you to support and connect with these wonderful instructors and performers, who have seen almost all of their in-person gigs disappear, and in many cases are just trying to make ends meet. Most of them are now teaching online, and they’re excited about jamming, performing, and leading workshops for you at Fiddle Hell Online.
I hope to see you online!
- Dave Reiner
Seriously considering it. Seems like it would be fun to try something new. So many workshops!
'Squeaks and scratches' 17 hrs
'Pre WW2 Fiddle' 23 hrs
'Flash jams?' 1 day
'Strad Copy' 2 days