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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Northeast Fiddlers Convention, June 9, Hancock Shaker Village
Oldtone Productions and Hancock Shaker Village present:
Bill and the Belles, Nils 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 email@example.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
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.
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"