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Fiddler Richard Bowman Coming to Fiddle Tunes in 2017

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

Who’s 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

Fiddle Tunes Artistic Director Nominated for Grammy Award

Centrum’s Artistic Director for Fiddle Tunes, Joel Savoy, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for I Wanna Sing Right, Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country. Hearty Congratulations, Joel! “I’m so honored and thrilled that my record, I Wanna Sing Right, Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country, was one of the five GRAMMY Nominations for

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