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A "virtual" event has been created for the Festival in 2021. We are determined to keep the festival alive and looking ahead to our "live" festival for 2022.
This virtual concert features some of Canada's best fiddlers, accompanists and even a dancer! This complimentary concert will be streamed on our Facebook page the evening of July 10th at 7pm as well as being available from our website.
Thank you for your continued support of the Maritime Fiddle Festival!
The Maritime Fiddlers Association is proud to announced the 2020 Recipient of the Tara Lynne Touesnard Memorial Award, Julie Johnstone from North River, NS.
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Our amazing team of volunteers are committed to the preservation and promotion of Old-time music.
In addition to our Executive Committee, we have several Committee Chair-persons and Advisors to represent all of the Maritime Provinces.
The Maritime Fiddlers Association promotes old time music in a variety of ways. We aim to keep Old-time fiddling a part of our culture, by supporting local fiddling events and encouraging our next generation of fiddlers to join in the fun!
Our members always look forward to receiving our quarterly e-newsletter. Our Editor, Stacey Read, delivers an information packed periodical filled with biographies, fiddle news, upcoming events and music from all over the Maritimes! To receive upcoming editions, check out the 'Become a Member' section on our home page
Every April we host a large workshop to bring together fiddlers, accompanists and fiddle fans from all across the Maritimes and beyond. The day features instructional sessions, lunch, a jam session and an evening concert.
The Tara Lynne Touesnard Memorial Award was founded in February 1995. It is given annually in memory of Tara Lynne, a young fiddler who was dedicated to Old-time fiddling. She displayed a deep sense of community spirit and a willingness to share her talents.
With a low membership fee of just $15 for one year or $25 for two years, you can helps us to promote old time music by supporting workshops, concerts, dances, and more. Our members receive a quarterly e-newsletter about all things fiddle. When you become a member you are contributing to the world of old time music!
Tara Lynne Touesnard was a gifted musician and all around wonderful person. This video was created to commemorate some of the highlights of her musical journey .