Fiddle Tunes articles


Tony Demarco Will Challenge Your Perception of Irish Fiddling

Tony Demarco Will Challenge Your Perception of Irish Fiddling

Tony Demarco. Irish fiddler. If that sounds slightly off, you have only to listen to his playing to be cured of any preconceptions about the importance of ethnic purity in traditional music. There may have been a time when Irish music in New York City was played exclusively by Irish immigrants and their offspring, while


Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Performance April 17

Centrum brings master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser with cellist Natalie Haas to Port Townsend at 3 p.m. April 17, 2016 for a special performance in Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden. Purchase tickets online or by calling (800) 746.1982. Fraser is known as a consummate performer. His dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of


Wendy MacIsaac at Fiddle Tunes this Summer

Wendy is an award-winning fiddler, piano player and step dancer from Creignish, Cape Breton. A born performer, she began appearing publicly at age 5 as a step dancer. At age 12, she began fiddle lessons with Stan Chapman. By age fifteen, Wendy was playing dances all over Cape Breton Island, forming the sound that makes


FT Faculty Spotlight: Alicia Svigals

It is going to be a *very* fun year at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.  We’re excited to welcome Alicia Svigals to the Festival in 2016. Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics who she co-led for seventeen years, and a composer who was selected to be a 2014


2015 Fiddle Tunes Photos Now Online

Since 1977, you all have come to Centrum for a week like none other. And this year was no exception. 2015 was an outstanding Festival of American Fiddle Tunes – made so by YOU! Thank you to all of the amazing artist faculty and participants who joined us this year. The energy was incredible, the community deep