Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Northeast Fiddlers Convention, June 9, Hancock Shaker Village

This Saturday!

Oldtone Productions and Hancock Shaker Village present:

Bill and the BellesNils Fredland, and Tara Linhardt. The day includes workshops with Bill and the Belles, Fredland, and Linhardt, jamming in historic barns, instrument contests with cash prizes (courtesy of Rock On), a concert and a Square Dance.  Hancock Shaker village demonstrations available throughout the day, included in the ticket price. Follow @northeastfiddlersconvention on instagram and Oldtone Native on FB for news and details. Pre-registration required for the instrument contests. Email maggie@oldtonemusicfestival.com to register for the contests. 

June 9th from 2pm to Midnight!
Hancock Shaker Village events available for Fiddlers' Convention ticket holders as early as 10 am.  

10am     Village opens 
(Hancock Shaker Village displays, trails, and demonstrations available to NE Fiddlers' ticket holders
2-4pm   Workshops
4-5pm   Open Jam in the Round Stone Barn
5-7pm   Fiddle & Banjo Contest
7-8pm   Open Jam
8pm-Midnight Square Dance

Contestant Sign-up is REQUIRED!   Space is limited, and walk-ins are not guaranteed a contestant spot. All signups get Oldtone & NE Fiddlers' Convention stickers at check-in!
Fill out the form below or email Maggie@oldtonemusicfestival.com to register for the contests.

Judged Contests for the following categories*:
Fiddle  /  Banjo   /  Guitar  /  Mandolin  /  Dobro
2018 Prizes for each category are:
1st PRIZE: $100 cash! + 1 Full Camping ticket to the 2018 Oldtone Roots Music Festival
1 ticket to the 2019 N.E. Fiddlers’ Convention
2 tickets to Supertone Music Festival
Fiddlers’ Merch Bag
2nd PRIZE: $50 CASH!
A ticket to the 2019 N.E. Fiddlers’ Convention
Fiddlers’ Merch Bag
3rd-PRIZE: Fiddlers’ Merch Bag!
For Contest Rules CLICK HERE

We anticipate these sections to be small in class size and intimate, the leaders will assess the skill levels in the room and try to address a wide range of instruction and knowledge in their particular subjects. No sign-ups are necessary for the workshops, and reservations are not accepted.
Workshop Instructors:
Tara Linhardt: Mandolin: “Monroe and Beyond”
Kris Truelsen: Guitar & Band Styles: "Evolutions from the 20s & 30s”
Grace Van’t Hof: Banjo: “Bluegrass Drive to Old-Time”
Kalia Yeagle: Fiddle: “All Things Fiddle”
Karl Zerfas: “The Bass”
Nils Fredland: "Square Dance History Through Your Feet"

Tickets on sale here
Day tickets (10am-7pm) $20 advance/$25 day of.

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Hancock Shaker Village is located at
1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201