Coming up …

Folk & Fiddle FestivalJune 9 – 11, 2023

We’ve been working hard all year to bring you the best in Roots Music from around North America, we are so happy to tell you about our line up and announce that we will be returning to Beacon Bandshell with this year’s festival!

Over the next couple of months we’ll be filling you in on all of our festival plans for this year and you can always check us out online for all the details and announcements. Find us at…www.folknfiddle.ca get all the info and individual tickets starting at just $29 and festival passes for $125!

Like and follow us on your favourite social media platforms; our facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/folknfiddle and our instagram is https://www.instagram.com/folknfiddle/

Check out the details at folknfiddle.ca


North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame – NOMINATION DEADLINE – June 15, 2023!!!

Please submit your nominations for the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. Attached is the nomination letter and a description of the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame criteria. Please return your nomination by June 15th, 2023. If you have any questions or need more information, please email: nafiddlershalloffame@gmail.com


Chet Baker Tribute – Daniel Lapp Quartet

Friday, June 16 @ 7:30pm

For decades Daniel Lapp has had a storied career in Canadian music… merging together different musical forms from folk, electronic, jazz, world music and even rockabilly. For this special show, you can come and see Daniel and his quartet stretch their jazz muscles during an intimate set.

Upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Rec Centre 1975 Bee Street

Doors: 6:00pm Concert: 7:30pm

$30 advance, $35 at the door (+ GST). Oak Bay Rec Centre 250-595-7946 or online at www.beaconridgeproductions.com


4th Cat Nap Music Camp

Monday, July 3 – Thursday, July 6

We’re excited to announce the launch of our 4th Cat Nap Music Camp. The camp has been extended by an extra day this year and we’ll be joined by two-time BC fiddle champion Michael Burnyeat!

Pack your instruments and swimsuit for 4 days of musical fun and outdoor activities with friends and family! We’ll have music and tune workshops run by Rosie and the Michaels as well as open workshops where Cat Nappers can teach their favourite tune and daily trad sessions. Our Cat Nap Ceilidh was a big hit last year and camp will wrap up with a Cat Nap Camp Concert Thursday afternoon!

Cat Nap Music Camp is located at picturesque Camp Latona. The camp is located at the north end of Gambier Island in the scenic Howe Sound.

Return boat transportation is provided from Porteau Cove on the Sea to Sky Hwy, including Free parking!

For more information & registration:  https://www.catnapmusiccamp.ca/


French Fiddle Tunes WorkshopsJuly 11, 12 & 14, 2023

The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three online workshops for soprano recorder players, alto recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  

  • Tuesday, July 11, 7 PM, Central Time,
  • Wednesday, July 12, 10 AM, Central Time,
  • Friday, July 14, 7 PM, Central Time. 

Different tunes will be played at each session. During these workshops, we will play and discuss traditional French bourees, mazurkas, as well as a branle, a farandole, a galop, a schottische, and a tarantella.There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The cost for each workshop is $10.00 US.

For more information, and to register:  https://greenblattandseay.com/workshops_french.shtml


Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship – Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta July 13 – 16, 2023 

Are You a Fiddler or have students that are fiddlers? We Want You!…..at our Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship happening July 13-16, 2023 at the DOW Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan Alberta

It’s time for fiddle teachers to ready your students to take this next step in musical performance. It’s time to pick your waltz, jig and reel and start getting them into shape for competition. It’s time to mark your calendars and start planning your summer schedule to take in this wonderful weekend of jamming, old time dances, a junior mini-camp, featured entertainment, and of course wonderful musicians of all levels of play in two days  of friendly competition.

Check out the contest website www.wildrosefiddlers.org/fiddle-contest-gna/ for all the details: registration deadline is July 9!. Don’t forget to look up the prize money, some of the richest contest offerings in Canada!.


Fiddleworks Fiddle Camp! Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 2023

(Instructor’s Showcase concert on Sunday, July 30)

Location: Canyon Park, Creston BC (See map)

Confirmed Instructors: JJ Guy and Gordon StobbeJeff Farragher, Brie Hurlburt, Maggie Chow, me (Zavallennahh!) and many more.

Registration starts: Friday, May 5 at 5pm (PST) on our website fiddleworks.ca 

Onsite accommodation: Camping for tents and RVs with access to full bathrooms and camp kitchen. PLUS there are so many Airbnbs and similar in the Kootenay region.

Our new Kootenay camp will feature many of the things you came to love on Salt Spring, a barn dance, random acts of violin, fiddle orchestra, delicious, locally sourced food and of course, fun classes and stellar instructors! PLUS there’s going to be BASEBALL!  Yes, we are combining fiddles with flying balls, it’s going to be a hoot.

Team Fiddleworks is cooking up all the delicious details for you so keep your eyes on our website as we will be updating it regularly. The link for registration will be emailed to you.


Nanaimo Fiddle Camp! Tuesday August 8 to Friday August 11, 2023

Featuring Jennie Bice, Gabriel Dubreuil, J.J. Guy, Gordon Stobbe

Youth and adults alike are welcome to the Nanaimo Fiddle Camp this August! There are classes for every level of playing: all you need is a basic grounding in fiddle technique and a few tunes under your fingers, but advanced players are also encouraged to attend.

Classes will run Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:30pm with a fabulous Folk Band ensemble class (included in your camp fees) happening DAILY.

Evening events will include a fabulous instructors’ concert, as well as evening family jam session. The week will wrap up with an afternoon concert on Friday.

Sign up today to take advantage of early-bird pricing. For more information and to sign up, go to: https://nanaimofiddlesociety.square.site/fiddle-camp


Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition

August 25-26, 2023, in Truro, Nova Scotia

Travelling back east in August? Be sure to check out this event!



Old Time Fiddle Contest – Kamloops, BC

Saturday, September 16, 2023

B.C. Old Time Fiddlers’ Association, Kamloops Branch #12 invites you to attend & participate in our 52nd Provincial, 33rd Kamloops Old Time Fiddle Contest.

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Dinner & Dance to follow

100 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC



For further information  go to our website at Kamloops Fiddlers; Contact by email : kamloopsoldtimefiddlers@gmail.com  or Call 250-376-2330

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