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July 4th: Foghorn String Band @ Fiddle Tunes!

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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Live Webcast Mon, Tues & Wed this week from Fiddle Tunes!

Fiddle fans worldwide, don’t miss Centrum’s LIVE webcast this week from the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes supported by our friends at Concert Window!  Tune in at 10:00 p.m. EST, or 7:00 p.m. PST Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to share the magic of our astonishing array of fiddle faculty this week! Monday’s Concert Tuesday’s Concert

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Manmay Lakay Band Brings St. Lucia to Fiddle Tunes

St Lucia is a 240 square mile island country in the Caribbean, closer to Venezuela than Puerto Rico. We don’t know much about their music and dance traditions, but we’re about to learn! We are very fortunate to receive this trailer, part of an unfinished documentary film currently being produced there. In it, you will find footage

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Rhythm Rollers to Honor Bob McQuillen at Fiddle Tunes

National Heritage Award recipient Bob McQuillen passed away this past February at the age of 90.He made a significant impact on the Fiddle Tunes community, having first been on staff 30 years ago. He was one of the most beloved New England contra dance musicians. To celebrate Bob’s legacy of music, we’ve invited Laurie Andres,

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Sheryl Cormier – The Queen of Cajun Music

2014 is going to be a great year of Cajun music at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. We’re particularly thrilled to welcome Sheryl Cormier to this year’s gathering. Sheryl Cormier is known as the queen of Cajun music and Cajun accordion – she was likely the first Cajun female musician to record playing the

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