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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 7, 2017, at the Huron Twp Applefest in New Boston, MI outdoors on the Applefest stage. [NB: This is a tentative date based on another website- we are awaiting confirmation]. The Huron Township Applefest invites all fiddlers to participate in the 31st Annual Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest on Saturday, October7,2017 at 3:00 pm in New Boston, Michigan. 37283 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan 48164 outdoors on the Applefest Stage


Michigan Fiddlers Association

 

_________________________________ _The Michigan Fiddlers' Association will hold a jamboree on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Hopkins High School, Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328. Dinner available 4-7 p.m. Sponsored by the FFA. ____________________________________________________________ _The 28th Annual Fiddlers' Convention and Traditional Music Festival will be held at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S Broad St (M-99), Hillsdale, MI, on Friday and Saturday, August 11,12, 2017. 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 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ____________________________________________________________ _The Michigan Fiddlers' Association will hold a jamboree on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 1:00-7:30 p.m., at the Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W Woodlawn, Hastings, MI 49058, north of the Courthouse, corner of Broadway (M-43) & Woodlawn. Dinner available.


Nonagenarian Triplet

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


June Wheatland Music Camp

 

June Music and Dance Week June 18 - June 24 2017 Wheatland Festival Grounds Remus ,Mi This will be the third annual Music and Dance Week sponsored by Wheatland Weekly tuition runs $500 and everything, including meals, camping , and instruction by renowned musicians. Here's a chance to attend a music camp right in Michigan! Register at http:// www.wheatlandmusic.org/june-mad-week/ or give a call at the Wheatland Music Organization Office at 989-967-8879