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Bob Warner videotaped the entire program May 5, 2018 It is posted on his Youtube Channel Go to YouTube and enter Bob Warner to get his channel , then choose OMFA 5-5-18 You'll see a series of videos, # 1, 2, etc pick one and enjoy the show! Many Thanks Bob

Jordan Fiddler Jam


Jordan Valley Fiddler’s Jamboree Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Dance-Squares-Lines-Circles -7-10 p.m.) East Jordan Civic Center Downtown East Jordan, MI. Admission by donation at the door More info on our Facebook Page: Jordan Valley Fiddler’s Jamboree, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/JVFJinc

Michigan Old Time Fiddling Championship


Do you know Michigan has a Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest? Check out the great article written by Matt Merta in the Summer 2015 issue of Fiddler Magazine . Contestants play a waltz, a schottische,a jig, and a reel in a period of 6 minutes. The Michigan State Fiddle Contest will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Huron Twp Applefest in New Boston, MI outdoors on the Applefest stage. The Huron Township Applefest invites all fiddlers to participate in the 32nd Annual Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest on Saturday, October6,2018.Register at 2 PM, with drawing for playing order at 2:30PM. 37283 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan 48164 outdoors on the Applefest Stage. Contact Jim McKinney at 734-753-8863 Stringtet@charter.net

Michigan Fiddlers Association


_________________________________ _The Michigan Fiddlers' Association Schedule: Feb 17,2018 Hastings Barry Commission on Aging Apr 14,2018 Hastings Barry Commision on Aging May 12,2018 Hopkins Hopkins High School Oct 13 ,2018 Hastings Barry Commission on Aging CHECK LOCATIONS AND TIMES ON MSA WEBSITE ____________________________________________________________ _The 29th Annual Fiddlers' Convention and TraditioION nal Music Festival will be held at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S Broad St (M-99), Hillsdale, MI, on Friday and Saturday, August 10,11, 2018. Admission is $10 per person for the weekend with children 16 and under free with an adult. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Camping available at $20 per night. There will be jamming throughout the week for early birds, as well as jamming throughout the weekend. A get-acquainted potluck will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. This is open to the public, rain or shine. THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS: THURSDAY 6:00 p.m. - Potluck - Join the get-acquainted party Lions and Early Campers FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. Gates Open 10:00 a.m. Workshops Begin (see schedule/descriptions) 2:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, National Anthem, Afternoon Music 7:00 p.m. Old-time Round and Square Dancing SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Gates Open 10:00 a.m. Workshops Begin (see schedule/descriptions) 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Music THIS YEARS INDUCTEE IS JACK SOWLE! 7:00 p.m. Old-time Round and Square Dancing Acoustic instruments only--no horns or drums please. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A variety of workshops are planned for both days. The schedule will be posted when it is available THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GATE WHEN YOU ENTER THE FAIRGROUNDS ON THE WEEKEND OF THE EVENT. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ____________________________________________________________

Nonagenarian Triplet


Three fiddlers approaching 90 years of age played at the Oct 8,2016 Jam at Coral! Bud,Art,and Don Keep on fiddling guys!