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

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


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


Walt Koken Keeps Old Time Tradition Alive

In the Old Time community, Walt Koken is a legend. In addition to taking clawhammer banjo “beyond its limits,”  Walt and his musical and spiritual partner Clare Milliner have published the long-awaited “Milliner – Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes”, 1404 transcriptions of commonly played tunes. “In 1959, my brother had broken his arm, and he heard


Centrum Welcomes Simon St. Pierre to Fiddle Tunes

Simon St. Pierre is a fascinating and elusive figure in Maine fiddling, more heard about than actually heard, a north woods lumberjack skilled in an array of music learned in logging bunkhouses. He’ll come to The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in 2014 with his son Daniel, also a lumberjack, who’ll back him up on