Preserving and Promoting Old-Time Fiddling in Northern New England

2020 Fiddle Meets

2020

April 5        CANCELED!

May 3        CANCELED!

June7         CANCELED!

July 12       Waterbury American Legion

Aug 2         Corn Roast at Hope Davey Park Waterbury

Sept.13      Waterbury American Legion

Oct.4          Hyde Park VFW

Oct 18        Bellows Falls Moose Club

Nov 1         Morrisville VFW

Dec. 13      Canadian Club in Barre

WHAT IS A FIDDLE MEET?

A NEFA meet always begins at noon with a Tune Circle. As fiddlers arrive they sign up on a numbered list and then, if they wish, join the circle which lasts until 1 o’clock. In the circle, people take turns in choosing the tunes to be played. At 1 o’clock our master of ceremonies, Tom Berry, takes the list up onto the stage and starts calling fiddlers up to each play 3 tunes of their choice. The majority of NEFA members are not actually fiddlers but other musicians, (guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin), dancers, and folks who come to the meets to listen and enjoy a very sociable afternoon. There is always a concession stand where hot dogs, burgers, fries, and sometimes soup or chili are served, and a sales table where donated baked goods and crafts are sold to benefit NEFA. The meet lasts until the last fiddler has played, and concludes with a group of fiddlers up on the stage playing a few farewell tunes together.

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