Belfast Bay Fiddlers is a loosely organized group of amateur musicians devoted to playing and sharing traditional fiddle music in Belfast, Maine. Both lead and rhythm players are welcome - from fiddles, mandolins, recorders and whistles to guitars, banjos, accordion and percussion.
The group conducts a regular jam session every Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine. The session is open to everyone at any playing level and we ask for a donation of $3.00 each to offset the cost of our meeting place. Contact us if you have any questions or want to be put on the e-mailing list.
We usually play fiddle tunes from the New England contra dance tradition. See the tunes page for detailed listings of tunes played and sources of written and recorded music or check out the weekly jam session page to see what tunes were played at the last session.
Many of the jam session players also participate in the All-Comers' band for the monthly Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance.
From the Belfast Flying Shoes website:
The All-Comers Band plays for the Community Dance at 6:30pm. Anyone who plays
an instrument (all levels of players encouraged) is welcome to join in. We've
had as many as 20 musicians serenading the Community Dance! What FUN and a great
way to hone your playing skills.
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