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2015 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes: Now Open

2015 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes: Now Open

Spend the week of June 28-July 5, 2015 living, learning, and playing music with masters of a wide variety of fiddling styles. The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes provides an opportunity to be in community with the bearers of fiddle traditions. We have just opened registration for the 2015 gathering. Folks who register early get first

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12 Generations of Finnish Fiddle Tradition

Arto Järvelä is considered Finland’s finest fiddler. His ancestors who have played the instrument can be traced to 1726. Since 1988, he has toured the United States at least once a year and this week, we’re delighted to welcome him to the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.  Below is a recent interview with The Register-Guard.

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Concert Preview: Fiddle Tunes July 4 Evening

Musical fireworks come to Fort Worden on the evening of July 4, 2014 for on of the Festival’s most popular shows. In this evening of music, we cross the continent and the Atlantic to showcase a wide variety of music. Fiddles & Fireworks 7:00 pm – (early start) McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park Tickets: $28

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July 4th: Foghorn String Band @ Fiddle Tunes!

Foghorn String Band’s sound hearkens back to the 1950s, when the traditional sounds of rural America were on the minds of young musicians as they adapted old-time, bluegrass, and other folk music to the modern age. Though the Portland, Oregon group’s arrangements are often reminiscent of early bluegrass, their powerful approach remains rooted in the

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2014 Concert Preview: Fiddle Tunes July 4 Afternoon

The public performances of the 2014 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes kick off on our nation’s birthday with a rousing afternoon show in Fort Worden’s converted WWI-era balloon hangar. We’ll celebrate the rich tapestry of culture that imbues the American Spirit. Fiddles on the Fourth 1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park

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