April 5 CANCELED!
May 3 Morrisville VFW
June7 Canadian Club in Barre
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
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.