Coming Soon: Fall Fiddle Tunes Workshop

November 15–18, 2007

For the second consecutive year, the Fiddle Tunes party returns to Fort Worden in the fall! The Fiddle Tunes Weekend is a total-immersion workshop presenting many regional styles of fiddle music, particularly the songs of the Southern mountain region.

The program will be jam-packed with workshop classes, tutorials, and open jams, culminating in a faculty concert on November 17 that is free for participants. A public dance in the USO building follows the concert.

We’ll taking registrations shortly. Stay tuned for more info very soon!


Riley Baugus was raised in a North Carolina household where recordings of old-time music were often played. He developed an early love and appreciation for traditional Southern Appalachian music. Baugus has played with numerous old-time stringbands, and currently plays with the Dirk Powell Band and Polecat Creek. Baugus plays banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

Tim Eriksen (banjo, guitar, and fiddle) is well-known to popular music listeners. He has been a solo artist and played with Cordelia’s Dad. But members of other musical worlds have known Tim as a singer of Bosnian music, a saraswati vina player in the Karaikudi tradition, and occasional music professor. Lately, he is most often Luka and Anja’s dad, and can be heard in the movie Cold Mountain.

Dirk Powell, the Artistic Director of Fiddle Tunes, has expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Appalachian heritage to become one of the pre-eminent traditional American musicians of his generation. In addition to acclaimed releases on Rounder Records, he has recorded and performed with a number of highly acclaimed recording artists. His ability to unite the essence of his culture with modern sensibilities has also led to work with such film directors as Anthony Minghella, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Edward Burns.