The Connecticut Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club (CBOTFC) will sponsor a 6-week, 2-hr, hands-on fiddling tutorial on Wednesday evenings beginning July 17-August 21. The sessions are offered free of charge, but you must have some experience playing the violin.
Students will learn how to play traditional fiddle tunes by ear. Music CD's and sheet music will be provided. Violins will be available on loan, but if you own a violin, please bring it with you.
Registration is required. There is a limit of 15 students (15). You must be 18 years or older. These lessons are offered to students who have played some type of violin or fiddle music in the past.
The Connecticut Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club was formed in 1972 with the purpose of bringing back old time fiddling music for public enjoyment. The club has been playing fiddle music concerts throughout Connecticut for the past 45 years. The purpose of this summer's fiddle workshop is to promote, encourage, teach and prepare fiddle players wishing to learn the traditional tunes, style and techniques played by CBOTFC. The goal is to promote, maintain and preserve the traditions of old time fiddle folk music!