Preserving and Promoting Old-Time Fiddling in Northern New England
The Northeast Fiddlers Association® was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1966. The Association’s mission is to preserve and promote Old -Time fiddling and its related arts and skills and is now considered one of the larger organizations dedicated to this end in the United States. This is accomplished by establishing, maintaining and carrying on activities requisite to the gathering, promotion, revival, study, publication, presentation, and reconstruction of the traditional lore, music, and history of the Northeast region of the United States and adjacent regions of Canada. To this end, we encourage our fiddling members to learn and play traditional old-time tunes as was played in the Northeast in early America as well as recently composed fiddle tunes in the style of old-time fiddling.
Each fiddle meet begins with a circle jam.
We publish a monthly newsletter of club activities and upcoming fiddling events and maintain the website, nefiddlers.org. Each month, we provide an informal concert, free to the public, at various locations throughout Vermont, usually the first Sunday of the month. These informal concerts, which we call Meets, provide a venue for fiddlers and followers to socialize, dance, and enjoy the music, and give fiddlers an opportunity to share tunes and techniques.
We are frequently asked to perform at county field days and fairs, municipal parades, and numerous other events. Anyone interested in hiring a fiddler or fiddlers to play at an event may contact either Bill Cameron or Jill Newton.
Len Dessormeau, Lifetime Member:
10 years of membership plus celebrated his 80th birthday!
A six member Board of Trustees governs the Northeast Fiddlers Association. A Trustee is elected for three years. Each year, the membership elects two board members replacing those whose terms have expired.
The Officers of the Northeast Fiddlers Association consist of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. They are nominated annually by the Board of Trustees and elected for terms of one year by the general membership at the annual election meeting.
Our financial support is derived primarily from annual dues, donations and fund raising gigs. Donations are welcome and they are tax deductible.
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Northeast Fiddlers Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Tax ID# 03-6012241
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