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Oct 7, 2021 - 9:04:52 AM
12 posts since 7/2/2007

Do you play old-time BANJO, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, or cello? I'd be very happy to have you join us at Fiddle Hell Online, Nov 4-7, 2021. FHO covers multiple styles in its 35 concerts, 35 jams, and 175 workshops, all REPLAYABLE for four months! Old-time banjo instructors are: Riley Baugus, Cathy Fink, Tom Collins, Jake Blount, Joe Seamons, and Tony Thomas. Our other instructors, also great teachers and performers, include Ben Hunter, Marcy Marxer, Kevin Burke, Darol Anger, Judy Hyman, Jay Ungar, Natalie Haas, Andy Reiner, Sharon Gilchrist, Nokosee Fields, Katie McNally, Jason Anick, Andrea Hoag, Rev Robert Jones, Rachel Eddy, Andrea Beaton, Calvin Vollrath, Laura Orshaw, Matt Cranitch, Caitlin Warbelow, and 80 more.


If you register by Oct 20 (which saves 10%), you'll be entered in the giveaway for a beautiful violin! It's a handmade East European violin (~1890 to 1910) with beautiful mother-of-pearl inlays front and back, and striped purfling on the top and bottom edges. Its sound is warm and resonant, and it comes with a new carbon fiber bow and lightweight case. Worth about $1500 -- but its cool factor is off the charts!


We also have additional 10% discounts for seniors and young players, and need-based scholarships.


Info on instructors, schedule, registration is at, as well as Q&A, and our Racial Justice Statement. On Facebook, we’re at, and you can replay (and slow down) lots of free jams at


What do people say about FH Online? From anonymous attendee surveys for Fiddle Hell Online last April: 

"What an amazing staff of wonderful traditional players and teachers!”

“One of the most well-organized festivals I've been to. I was able to experience new genres of music. Having the class replays is terrific. Brilliant teachers!"

“I loved online! Being able to study the workshop information in depth through the replays afterwards is invaluable! Your technical set-up is fantastic!”

“Fabulous way to learn tunes. I could see and hear the instructors very well from my 'front row' seat & play right along with them. The replays covered those sections I missed. I will definitely do it again and recommend it to others!”


On behalf of Fiddle Hell and my family, we hope you are doing ok, staying healthy, and coping with the difficult changes to everyday life. We hope you'll join us in November for fun and friendship, and for incredible learning and listening!

Dave Reiner

Oct 9, 2021 - 8:17:09 AM

12 posts since 7/2/2007

I forgot to mention that we have new historical and technical workshops on the program, too -- Using Roots Music to Confront Racism, Lead Belly - An American Legend, Songs from Black History, Music of Protest, Using Your Right Hand to Integrate Banjo Styles, Achieving Good Tone on Fiddle, What Chords Go with a Tune?, Adding Drive to Your Old-Time Fiddling, Creating Variations on Banjo, Ingredients for Musical Success, Combining Speed & Clarity on the Mandolin, DADGAD Guitar, Fiddle Grooves, Round Peak Banjo, Harmony Singing, Piano Backup, Luthier's Workshop on StringsHow to Improvise in Jazz & Rock, and many more. You can see the whole schedule, with 250 sessions, at

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