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2015 Fiddle Tunes Showcase: July 3 Performances

The 2015 incarnation of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes brings together more than 30 faculty members from four different countries, along with hundreds of particpants – all of whom share the rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music together here at Fort Worden. This is a grand American gathering, and the week culminates in two

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Celebrate the 4th with CENTRUM!

Saturday, July 4, 2015 Fiddles on the Fourth 1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion – Fort Worden State Park Tickets: $28, $23, $15 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE ONE HOUR BEFORE THE CONCERT      Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: Kinnon and Betty Lou Beaton      California: Suzy Thompson and friends      Bluegrass: Billy Baker, with

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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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