Since 1981, The Maritime Fiddlers Association has been committed to promoting and preserving old time fiddling. Today, the association supports a growing membership from across Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.
On March 28, 1981, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the MFA was formed. The first executive committee consisted of President Ronald Noiles, Vice President Harry Blaxland, and Secretary/Treasurer Bill Guest. The first board directors included Earl Mitton and Ivan Hicks, both of New Brunswick, and Robert Joudrey, Ronald Noiles, Stan Chapman, Florence Killen, Keith Ross, and Lloyd Tattrie, all of Nova Scotia.
The MFA’s first newsletter was published on May 23, 1981 by Editor Florence Killen. The newsletter has grown into a prized periodical published quarterly and is distributed by email to MFA members.
Since 1981, the MFA has grown to have members all over the world.