"To promote an interest in the old time American fiddle styles and to create more opportunities for interested parties to learn about the lineage of fiddle music in America, to promote activities related to old time fiddling (jams and concerts, and contests), to foster a sense of community in this shared musical treasure, and to preserve a truly American art form."
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It is with profound sadness that we have to announce the passing of one of our own. Our friend and stalwart supporter of the Sonoma County folk music scene, Don Bradley, passed away from complications due to cancer on June 20th 2016.
A member of the Sonoma County Folk Society, always at the sessions and concerts, always ready to volunteer where ever needed, Don did everything he could to make sure that folk music was not forgotten. He will be sorely missed by us all.
District Representative: Mike Drayton
President: Tim Rued
Vice-President: Mark Hogan
Membership Secretary: Colleen Hogan
Secretary: Judith Jones
District Treasurer: Doug Laurice
Advisory Council: Don Coffin, Janette Duncan, Chris Carney (web site)
Friday, July, 15th 2016-6:00pm at the Cloverdale Historical Society, 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
215 N. Cloverdale Blvd. in Cloverdale.
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~ Sessions ~Ely Stage Stop
9921 Soda Bay Rd. Kelseyville, CA 95451, about 1/2 mile from Hwy 29 on the left.
Contact: Don Coffin at:email@example.com 707-995-0658
Andi Skeltonskeltonmusic@jps.net 707-279-4336
The Redwood Cafe
8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati
Contact: Janette Duncan for more info.
Contact:Janette Duncan or Chris Carney for more info.
Sebastopol Community Market
6762 Sebastopol Ave. #100
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 407-4020 At the Barlow
Murphy's Irish Pub
464 First Street, Sonoma
189 H Street, Petaluma
Sebastopol Grange (one half mile east of Morris Street on Highway 12, east of Sebastopol, next to Weeks Drilling)
6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol
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Cloverdale Fiddle Festival Results 2015
Saturday,November 19th, from 1:00 to 3:00
Fiddle Workshop w/John Pedersen
John Pedersen is an outstanding fiddler, banjo player and Uilleann piper. Currently playing with the Roadoilers, he brings a wealth of musical knowledge, going back many years. He started fiddling in his teens. playing in contra dance bands on the East Coast and Canada. He played in Fennig's All-Star String Band, and, upon arriving in California, shaped the music of the Arkansas Sheiks, a popular Bay Area old-time band in the 70s and 80s. At this workshop, John will be sharing his knowledge of old-time, Irish and Northeast fiddle tunes and techniques.
Perry Fly, guitarist for the Roadoilers, has honed a particularly sensitive style, much appreciated by other guitarists and fiddlers. Perry will be accompanying John during the demonstration period. Later in the workshop, the guitar players will adjourn to a separate space, where Perry will teach how to back up the tunes using techniques that every old-time player will want to know.
This will be a very good workshop to attend for both fiddlers and guitarist. Remember.... limited seating....email (Gus) firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 526-7763 to secure a seat.
Net proceeds from the Workshop support the District 10 Scholarship Program.
Bring It On Down To My House
Karana Hattersley-Drayton and Donn Beedle present:
Celtic and American Roots Fiddle Tunes and Songs!
“One of the most compelling fiddle shows I’ve seen: the richness, joy, and excitement that these two masterful players create is astounding.” Brendon Taffee, Fiddler magazine
Two of Sweden's finest traditional violin players team up and the result is a totally unique duo. They are both supremely talented and imaginative musicians and are uncommonly responsive musical partners. This interweaving magic shines in their improvisations and arrangements of traditional tunes, Baroque and original compositions. Mikael Marin's creative sound world put together with Mia Marin's beautiful touch equals musical fireworks without parallel.
Their album ”Småfolket” was nominated for the prestigious Manifest award in 2011. "Skuggspel" was released in the summer of 2013, and was immediately a favorite with the media. All have received the quality sign "Lira likes" in the earlier mentioned magazine. Their fantastic new album, “Tiden” was just released in June, 2016.
They are master fiddlers- Mikael also plays in the super trio Väsen, and Mia moonlights with NID and MP3. They are inspired teachers, regularly working at music colleges, schools and workshops in Sweden and around the world. Mikael also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and he just received the prestigious Viksta Lasse Stipend award for 2016. Mia leads violin workshops at all skill levels and teaches at the Eric Sahlström Institute in Uppland and Malungs Folkhögskola .
Their unique instruments give them a larger range than the traditional way of playing on two fiddles. Mia plays a five string violin and Mikael plays a matching five string viola, both made by Per Klinga of Mora.
This will be their fourth tour of the USA and they were honored to be the featured cover story in the Spring issue of Fiddler magazine.
”...Marin/Marin unleash a violin duo which surpasses most everything else in the genre. It sparkles and shines, it's dusky, it swings, it's beautiful.”...” Lars Lind, Lira Musikmagasin.