Michigan Fiddlers Association

August 10-11, 2018 – Fiddlers’ Convention & Traditional Music Festival, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, MI – schedule and workshops

 

Convention price: $10.00 per adult for the weekend. Camping available at the fairgrounds for an additional charge. Children 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

Schedule of Events – all events and worshops rain or shine

Thursday, August 9, 2018

6:00 p.m. – Potluck dinner New Merchants Building – get acquainted party Jonesville Lions and early campers

Friday, August 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. Gates open

10:00 a.m. – noon Workshops (see workshop schedule below)

noon  Opening ceremony – Gazebo

noon – 5:00 p.m. – after opening ceremony musical groups to provide entertainment – Gazebo

3:00 p.m. Fiddle Jam -Poultry Building

7:00 p.m. Square Dance – Horseshoe Pavilion

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. Gates open

10:00 a.m. – noon Workshops (see schedule below)

noon – 1:00 p.m. musical groups to provide entertainment – Gazebo

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Michigan Fiddlers Association Hall of Fame Induction – Gazebo

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. musical groups to provide entertainment – Gazebo

3:00 p.m.  Fiddle Jam – Poultry Building

Workshop Schedule

Friday

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Banjo – Pete Seeger Style   Instrutor – Jim Balazar – New Merchants Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Learn A Song  Instructor – Steev Pothoff – Education Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Backup Piano  Instrutors – Sue and Mike Gleason – Poultry Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Mandolin  Instructor – Dale Cole – Women’s Congress Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Banjo  Instructor – Leroy Baylis – Women’s Congress Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Beginning/Intermediate Banjo  Instrutor – Bob Conley and Les Emard – Poultry Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Fiddle/Mandolin  Instructor – Carl Visconti – New Merchants Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Mountain Dulcimer  Instructor – Mary Jane Cookingham – Education Building

Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Beginning Guitar  Instructor – Dale Cole – Education Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer  Instructor – Paula Brawdy Women’s Congress Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Fiddle Improvisation  Instructor – Mike Gleason – Poultry Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Fiddle Accompaniment  Instructor – Jim McKinney New Merchants Building

11:00 a.m – 11:55 a.m. – Using a Tablet  Instructor – Dale Cole – Education Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Acoustic Bass  Instructor – Sue and Mike Gleason – Poultry Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Beginning/Intermediate Banjo  Instrutor – Bob Conley and Les Emard – New Merchants Building

11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Learn a Song  Instructor – Steev Pothoff – Women’s Congress Building

For more information about this event or Michigan Fiddlers Association in general, contact Ken Moore, President, at KenandJudyMusic@gmail.com or call (home)(269)7953143 or (cell)(231) 871-0320.

Also, see below for full jamboree schedule.


This web page is under construction. Please be patient while we build a better web site for the Michigan Fiddlers Association. See below for important announcements and jamboree dates in 2018.

 

2018 Jamboree schedule

February 17 – Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn, Hastings

April 14 – Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn, Hastings

May 5 – Morley-Stanwood High School, 4700 Northland Dr, Morley
event schedule: 1-4 fiddlers entertaining with backup, 5:30 square dancing
(This event is sponsored by the Original Michigan Fiddlers Association and the MFA is
supporting it this year.)

May 12 – Hopkins High School, 333 Clark St, Hopkins

August 10-11 – Fiddlers’ Convention & Traditional Music Festival, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale

October 6 – MIchigan State Fiddle Contest held as part of the Huron Township Applefest in New Boston
(not an official event of the Michigan Fiddlers Association)

October 13 – Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn, Hastings

All regular MFA jamboree times:

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Fiddlers entertaining with backup
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Square Dancing

More information will be provided as each date gets closer to each event.

Contact:

Membership dues for the Michigan Fiddlers’ Association are $8.00 per family per year. The membership begins when you join or renew.

You can send your dues to Judy Moore, 11224 Davis Rd, Middleville, MI 49333, or pay at any Fiddlers’ Jamboree or at the Convention in August. All checks should be made payable to the Michigan Fiddlers’ Association. Once your dues have been received, you will be sent or given a membership card and be placed on our membership list.

You can attend the functions without being a member, but we hope you will want to be an active member of the Michigan Fiddlers’ Association.

For more information, contact Ken Moore, President, at KenandJudyMusic@gmail.com or call (home)(269)7953143 or (cell)(231) 871-0320.