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Joel Savoy Named Artistic Director for the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes

Joel Savoy Named Artistic Director for the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes

Centrum is pleased to announce that Cajun fiddler Joel Savoy will serve as the new Artistic Director of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes beginning with the 2017 gathering. “Man! Y’all. I can’t tell you what an honor this is and how excited I am about it!,” said Joel, on his way to Fred’s Lounge in

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

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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