Fiddle Clubs &
mostly around Ontario are listed at
I have a teacher page of
and step dance teachers in Ontario. Take a look.
Send me an email if
you want your name added.
Orchestra of Southern Ontario
We are called the Celtic Fiddle Orchestra of Southern
Ontario and we are looking for
musicians of all ages to play celtic music in a light orchestral
We are looking people who play violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboard,
We rehearse every 2nd Sunday in the afternoon at the
Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural & Community Centre, 2302 Bridge Rd.,
The Dam Pub
Jam sessions at
The Dam Pub 53 Bruce St
A session every 2nd and 4ths Wed evening starting a 8pm.
Special meal prices for participants.
Listeners and dancers welcome
Contact Gord or Sandy at 519-599-2110
OAKWOOD OLD TIME
FIDDLE AND MUSIC JAM
1 st. Sunday of the month Sept
to June from 1:pm
The Old Oakwood Hall in front of the
Admission is $5.00
contact phone number Kirby 705 328-5925 .
The '1802 Station
meet every Thursday evening from 7-10pm for an open
in the old Frankford Railway Station at 1802 Stockdale
Rd., Stockdale, Ont.
All players and listeners welcome. No admission fee-donations
Great Claude Fiddle Jam!
On the third Friday of each month,
Claude Presbyterian Church in Caledon will be hosting the
Great Claude Fiddle Jam!
Time is 7:30 p.m. until 10:00, or whenever! There is
no admission fee
all are welcome to attend. Please bring your fiddle,
guitar, banjo, tin whistle, etc., or just yourself!
Claude Church is located on the east side of Highway #10 in Caledon,
east of the village of Inglewood, just north of the hamlet of Victoria,
and south of Caledon Village,
about half way between Brampton and
It has the tallest spire around for many miles, so you can't
We look forward to meeting old and new friends who are interested in
Please pass this message on to anyone who may like to
Claude Presbyterian Church, 15175 Hurontario Street
RR1, Inglewood, Ontario, L0N 1K0 905-838-3512
Old Time Fiddle &
Square Dance Event
At the Orange Hall in Rosemont, across the
street from the Globe Restaurant.
Will be holding events on the 3rd. Tuesday of every month - 7:00 pm - 1100
excepting the months of December and August
For some fun please feel most welcome.
705 435 9753
R.R.#3 Everett, Ont. L0M 1J0 #5898 3rd line of Tosorontio
FIDDLE CLUB IN PUSLINCH
Meet the 3rd Sunday of each month. Except July and
At Duff's Church, Nanson Hall 2-4 pm.
Contact Paul McDonald at 519-763-9764
Thornton Old Tyme
Thornton Fiddle Dances will
be held. as follows:
2nd Thursday in month
Lloyd Preston 705 722-8335
Now with a website...
Dance dates, photos, directions etc.
Head Olde Tyme Fiddle Club
The dances are the 4th Tuesday of each
Monthly Fiddle Dance and Jam Session
Welcome all musicians, dancers and
Bond Head Community Hall,
Highways 27 and 88
Starts: 7:00PM, Admission $4.00
Information; Ed Elliotson (519) 941-2134
Oakville Celtic Fiddle Club
It's a not for profit club that plays
Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton tunes in an orchestra type (but
laid back) setting.
We get together every Wednesday evening from 8:30-10pm
Academy of Music (Speers Rd. and Fourth Line) in Oakville
Here is the web site and contact info.
Monthly dance and jam session
3rd Sunday of each month, September to June
1:30PM TO 5:00PM
Carden Township Recreation Centre, Lake Dalrymple, ON.
Welcome all musicians, singers, round and square dancers and
Information: Leigh Wishart 705-325-0009
Breton fiddle session
that has been active in Ottawa for a
We meet every other Sunday in various members homes and
other Sundays at a pub in downtown Ottawa.
We welcome visitors to play or listen!
The Web site with schedule and some tune sets:
Fiddle Club - Cobourg
Do you have a fiddle or violin tucked
away in a dark closet that is just itching to be played?
like to play traditional Irish fiddle music in a group setting?
Who: Saskia Tomkins (teacher)
When: Starting February 2nd/ 2010 Beginners from 7pm-8pm and
Advanced from 8pm-9pm
Where: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Basement 200 King St. West
How Much? 10 week session for $100
for more information or phone (905) 377-0297
Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers
We meet the first Wed of every month
at the Rockway Community Centre, 2021 Pelham Rd. (Reg. Rd. 69)
Our format is an open mic for fiddlers
to play solo with the “house” backup
and some group jams for all the
fiddlers to join in.
Everyone is welcome to come and entertain or be
Backup musicians also welcome. Contact Cassandra Swan
Check us out on facebook.
Tune Time Music
started creating back up music for old tyme fiddle tunes and
putting it to CD.
I play the fiddle as well and could never
find a piano player to play for me, so I created my own
I am set up at home to create accompaniment
for any tune
and have the necessary equipment to duplicate
my own CD's.
The feedback so far has been very positive. I'm
hoping it will continue! Best Regards, Geoff Horrocks
I have a website
SHINDIG: Olde Tyme
Led by Linda
Ginou and Ernie Shoebridge,
SHINDIG shares the fun of Olde Tyme Square Dancing with people like
you who perhaps have not yet experienced its joy.
We have produced
an instructional book complete with music and square dance calls on
SHINDIG also provides customized on-site instruction for your
corporate or social events.
Shindig provides an introduction to Olde Tyme Square Dancing
- an instruction book and CD (Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,
featuring Canadian Fiddle Champion Mark Sullivan)
- running corporate or social events, along with music and full
- teaching and running dances in schools, summer camps and at
- home parties, family reunions.
Happy Shindiggin' everyone!
For more information, contact:
TEL: (905) 773-1909
Champion Step Dancer &
has space for a few step dance students in Orangeville
Call Chanda at 519-938-9894 or
Chanda Gibson Home
American Fiddle Method: Canadian
Expert fiddlers Brian Wicklund
and Canadian fiddle master April Verch
team up to delve into the dynamic world of Canadian fiddling
for the ultra-popular American Fiddle Method. April is among
the busiest fiddlers in Canada. Her inspired fans have long
clamoured for her instruction. This highly anticipated
intermediate-level book explores Canada’s rich fiddle
traditions including Old Time Canadian, French Canadian,
Cape Breton and Métis. More than just a collection of great
tunes, this book demystifies common ornaments and bowing
patterns used in Canadian fiddling. The authors teach the
simple melody to reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes,
schottisches, airs and strathspeys and demonstrate how to
create variations using the skills in the book. Great
play-along CD. 80 page book + 60 minute CD.
"FIDDLES & SQUARES"
Ralph and Sandy Price have formed
"FIDDLES & SQUARES", whose purpose
and focus is to not only preserve but also increase the
interest in Olde Tyme Square
Dancing and Music.
LET OUR ''OLD TIME'' LIVE MUSIC GROUP ENTERTAIN YOU
AND YOUR GUESTS AT:
BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARY PARTIES, CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
PARTIES, BANQUETS - ANY SPECIAL OCCASION
HAVE AN ''OLD TIME SQUARE DANCE'' PARTY AND WE CAN
INCLUDE WALTZES, FOX TROTS AND PATTERN DANCES
DON'T WORRY WE CAN REFRESH MEMORIES OR TEACH
BASIC SQUARE DANCES AND PATTERN DANCES
WE PROVIDE THE MUSICIANS, SQUARE DANCE CALLER AND
RALPH OR SANDY PRICE
Events, Shows, Workshops & Other Fiddle News
Kerry Fitzgerald, Tom Fitzgerald, Nate Douglas, and Julie
Fitzgerald, will be doing a live
webshow on Concert Window, which starts at 7:00pm EST on
(REMEMBER DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!).
Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! We'll be
taking requests and answering your questions.
You can purchase online tickets on a pay-what-you-want basis
starting now at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/9813-the-fitzgerald-family-band.
The webshow will not be available after the live broadcast.
I hope you can join us!
- The Fitzgerald Family Band
Orchestra with Shane Cook & Jake Charron
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra is excited to open its 2014/15
season with a lively performance and
CD release party featuring Shane Cook and Jake Charron
on November 8th, 7:30 pm at the Guelph Little Theatre, 176
Morris Street .
This orchestra features both professional and amateur
musicians dedicated to and passionate
about traditional Celtic music. The ensemble features a
large fiddle section, guitars, accordion,
piano, flutes, whistle, and double bass, and is also
accompanied by award winning dancers. The
Guelph Celtic Orchestra’s performances are lively, playful
and moving, and the member's
passion for this style of music resonates with each piece.
The Celtic Orchestra performance will be followed by a
stunning set by Shane Cook and Jake
Charron releasing their latest CD entitled "HEAD TO HEAD".
Shane is a three-time Canadian Open National Champion, a
three-time Canadian Grand
Masters Champion, a Grand North American Champion, and is
the only foreign fiddler to win
the US Grand National Championship. Canadian Shane Cook
"rates at the top of the short list
of the finest fiddlers in the world today," says the
Canadian Fiddlers' Hall of Fame. Shane has
distinguished himself as a leading exponent of the
Canadian old-time fiddle tradition as well as a
multi-instrumentalist who holds a deep mastery of musical
styles ranging from Irish and Scottish
to French-Canadian, Texan, and Bluegrass .
Jake Charron is continuing to build a reputation as one of
Canada ’s finest accompanists. He has
been in high demand for various styles of music,
accompanying artists around the world on
piano, guitar and tenor banjo. Jake has had the privilege
of performing with many elite musicians
including Shane Cook, Mark Sullivan, Brian Pickell, Pierre
and Louis Schryer, Dan Stacey,
Stephanie Cadman, Troy MacGillivray, and Grammy nominated
fiddler, Liz Carroll. Currently
residing in Toronto , Jake is in high demand for recording
projects and teaching workshops. He
has also been travelling North America , and overseas with
a Toronto-based dance show called
GCO is Directed by Fiona McCairley and features award
winning Canadian Stepdancers.
SATURDAY, Nov 8th, 7:30
pm (doors open 7 pm)
Guelph Little Theatre
176 Morris Street, Guelph
$20 advance/$30 door
Children $12/$22 door
For more information, please visit our website
FOR ADVANCE TICKETS
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
In person: Janus Books (10 Paisley Street, Royal Plaza ,
The Fitzgeralds+Nate Douglas at the
London Music Club
Saturday, November 15 7:30-9:30pm Doors
open at 6:30pm
-at the London
Music Club: http://www.londonmusicclub.com/
About the band:
This group features the Fitzgerald siblings (Julie, Kerry,
and Tom), Nate Douglas, and James Law.
The Fitzgerald siblings, from Bancroft, Ontario, have toured
extensively across North America with their family band
They currently have three Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle
Champion titles under their belt. Nate, from Barrie, ON,
as toured as guitarist/vocalist for Everything Fitz and
Natalie MacMaster. James Law, from the Sunshine Coats in BC,
has toured as percussionist with the Fitzgeralds, The
Marwills, and NUA.
musicians are sure to impress you with their high-energy
fiddling, percussive step dancing,
and variety of vocal numbers. They combine a variety of
musical styles including celtic, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and
They have created a unique, new sound by combining several
traditional fiddle styles with more modern styles.
The result is a groovy and catchy new sound that appeals to
I would like to introduce to you an
outstanding new instructional website for fiddlers. It has
just been launched and is an affordable and convenient way
for you to learn tunes from some of the finest fiddlers in
the country. It features many tunes, updated monthly, with
superior piano accompaniment at a slow, medium, and fast
speed. It makes learning easy and fun! Here is the
information for you to explore. Should you decided to
subscribe on a monthly basis, enter the subscription code:
4444 in order to gain access. Membership fees are $20/month
however there are sample fiddle tunes on now for you to
learn. Try it out! You will be amazed at the list of
upcoming fiddlers who will be recording tunes each month and
for $20/month, the amount of material you can learn is
www.fiddleandpiano.com Enter subscription: 4444
YouTube promotional video:
Why this approach works?
Hear a song.
On this site, you can hear the song recorded by
Learn it quick.
The second track is a slow version of the fiddle song to
help out to develop each section of the song.
Enjoy playing it with great piano backup.
Finally, this section allows you to enjoy playing your newly
learned song on the fiddle while being accompanied by a
great piano player.
I look forward to hearing of your enjoyment with this
website, and happy fiddling! All the best, Mark Sullivan
Karen Reed Fiddle
Karen has been teaching fiddle for over 25
years. She offers lessons to students of any age and teaches
a variety of fiddle styles. Karen uses a holistic approach
as she tailors lessons to meet individual needs. She moves
her students through and beyond the technical aspects of
learning and encourages growth in confidence, addresses
thought processes, and helps each student understand how to
incorporate their fundamental 'self' into their playing,
which, in turn, becomes evident through individual
Lessons with Karen are enjoyable, challenging, and
informative. She inspires and motivates her students through
creative methods, an insightful approach along with her care
of their individual needs. Karen believes in working
alongside each person to guide them toward reaching their
fullest potential and achieving their personal goals.
go to www.karenreed.ca
for more info.
After so many years I am happy
to share that I have completed my first CD. For more
information and to find out how to purchase the CD, visit my
Woods tours Canada
Take a look at
Scott's website. He may be near your town...
a one hour weekly live fiddling program on Valley Heritage
I feature fiddlers from coast to coast along with interviews
and upcoming local events. This program is aired Sunday's
from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Valley Heritage Radio, CJHR 98.7
FM. Our web site is
from this site you can link to our online streaming.
I encourage you to tell all your fiddle fans and friends to
tune in Sunday's from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for Cross-Canada
Fiddling, a one hour of traditional old time fiddling.
Yours truly, Dennis Harrington
Music - Volume II
Canadian Fiddle Music,
Volume I contains 444 original tunes, by 114 Canadian fiddlers,
including all types and styles of fiddle music. The composers
represent all regions of Canada, and each section is organized
geographically from east to west, or ”from sea-to-sea”. Price:
Canadian Fiddle Music, Volume II contains 350 tunes by 210
fiddlers from sea-to-sea. It also contains a French translation
of the essay and a section with examples of piano chord patterns
or styles by eight of the best pianists in Canada, plus one by
Ed. Price: $39.95.
The Great Canadian
is designed for adults, kids,
schools, musicians, choirs, sing-a- longs at home, the
cottage or the camp-fire. It contains music by many of
Canada’s best composers, Oscar Brand, Bim, Bruce Cockburn,
Stompin’ Tom, Connie Kaldor, Lennie Gallant, Roy Griff, Wade
Hemsworth, James Keelaghan, Darryl Landry, Gordon Lightfoot,
Allister MacGillivray, Murry McLaughlin, Rita MacNeil, Jimmy
Rankin, Stan Rogers, Alex Sinclair, Hank Snow, Stevedore
Steve, and Ian Tyson.
If any of your favourite songs are missing from Volume I,
please let us know – your votes will help determine the
contents of Volume II, just like consultations with hundreds
of Canadians determined the contents of Volume I.
Please contact Ed Whitcomb,
Dutton Crescent, Ottawa, K1J 6K4, (613) 740-0895)
Ed now has his own website at...
http://www.fromseatosea.com/ and a new email address
Kelli Trottier launches her
new CD, "Feel It"
www.kellitrottier.com for upcoming CD Release Concerts
and to find out where you can get your copy!
Here's a page of some memories of
Fiddler Lorne Wilson,
a well known fiddler from the Ottawa Valley area.