Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass

located in downtown Northampton

Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts

Links & More Information

On this page is information about other opportunities to play music, tips from our directors, photos, membership lists, and more.

The Orchestra has a Facebook pageso you can post photos and comments and share information easily with friends.

Images from Previous Seasons

Notes — Backup Tracks–fbbts.com — website of free backup tracks, fun for practice. Julia Plumb’s website — If you aren’t familiar with her or her website you should really check it out  https://freefiddlelessons.com/  She’s a fantastic fiddler and great music educator.  She also plays with Baron Collins-Hill — His website http://www.mandolessons.com/ is a tremendous resource. 

Other opportunities to play music in the Valley and beyond

Monday night sessions at David Kaynor’s place in Montague Center–A welcoming, friendly session–talk with David or with Becky Hollingsworth (our piano player!) to get on the email list.

Quebecois Sessions at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls-Friendly welcoming sessions, Second Sundays, 3:00-6:00. More information on Facebook.

Various Monthly Sessions at McNeill’s Brewery in Brattleboro

Lower Valley Irish Slow Session A twice-monthly Irish tune-learning session in Holyoke, MA 

Fiddler’s Green Contra Dance in South Amherst A very welcoming dance that is also an opportunity for musicians who want to learn more about traditional dance music. Musicians of all levels are welcome to take a seat onstage and join in. For information call 413-461-0445. You can also find Fiddler’s Green on Facebook.

Shelburne Falls Session at McCusker’s Market on the first and third Sundays of each month, 10:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact Deborah Stevens for more information dhsesq84@comcast.net (or talk with her at a FOWM rehearsal).

Fiddle Hell

Fiddle Hellone weekend a year in November, hundreds of workshops for all levels, held in Wesford, MA.

Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival in Brattleboro, Vermont, held one weekend a year in January. Keith Murphy, Director. At the Brattleboro Music Center. This celebration brings together local and regional musicians representing the best of various northern musical traditions.

Annual Montague May Day CelebrationAsk David what that’s about!

Old Post Road OrchestraAn orchestral group based in Wilbraham, MA. You can also find them on Facebook.

Other Fiddle Orchestras

Fiddle-icious in Falmouth, Maine

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra in Montpelier, VT

Pioneer Valley Fiddlers in Westfield, MA – you can find them on Facebook

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