Fiddle Tunes articles

André Brunet Teaches and Performs in Port Townsend Feb. 27

André Brunet Teaches and Performs in Port Townsend Feb. 27

Master fiddler Andre Brunet, a past Fiddle Tunes Festival faculty member, will teach a workshop and perform at the Quimper Grange in Port Townsend on February 27, 2017. The workshop will begin at 3 p.m. and the concert will begin at  7 p.m. Suggested donation is $15-$25 at the door for the concert and $15 for the

Artists-in-Residence Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle, Perform Feb. 9

Anna Roberts-Gevalt, a past Fiddle Tunes Festival faculty member, and Elizabeth LaPrelle, a past Voice Works faculty member, are returning to Centrum to be Artists-in-Residence for a week. During their residency, they will perform a concert on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. Rainshadow Recording Studio, located on the west side of Building 315

Fiddler Richard Bowman Coming to Fiddle Tunes in 2017

Champion old-time fiddler Richard Bowman will be part of the artist/faculty for the 2017 Fiddle Tunes Workshop at Centrum. Born into a well-known musical family from Patrick County Virginia, Richard was the youngest of 8 kids. His mom and dad played the autoharp, and his dad also played some clawhammer banjo. The first fiddle he

Cajun Legend Doug Kershaw Joins 2017 Fiddle Tunes

Whose song was the first song broadcast back to the Earth from the Moon? Why that would be Doug Kershaw’s song. But that’s only a tiny part of this “Ragin’ Cajun’s” story. Participants at the 2017 Fiddle Tunes Workshop will get the full story in July, as Doug has agreed to make the trip from Louisiana to

Maja Kjaer Jacobsen Brings Denmark to Port Townsend

As the daughter of a singer and guitarist, Maja Kjær Jacobsen‘s path to becoming a musician was natural. And we’re thrilled that part of her path will involve coming to Fiddle Tunes in 2017. At age 14 Maja she took up the fiddle, with great inspiration from the fiddlers performing at festivals such as the

Welcome Fiddle Champ Calvin Vollrath to Fiddle Tunes

Centrum is thrilled to announce that Alberta-based fiddler Calvin Vollrath will be joining Fiddle Tunes in 2017! Calvin’s love for music began at an early age when he used to mimic his father Art “Lefty” Vollrath with two butter knives. He got his first fiddle at the age of 8, and it was soon apparent