Freight & Salvage: Fiddlekids 2019
Fiddlekids was founded by Bay Area fiddle player and educator Bobbi Nikles in 1997. Now in its twenty-second year, Fiddlekids is a unique, fun-filled summer day camp devoted to traditional fiddle music. We welcome young violinists and fiddlers, ages 7 to 14, with at least one year of violin playing experience. No previous fiddle knowledge is required. Camp is divided into skill-based groups of roughly 15 fiddlers. Students attend classes with three of the camp’s fiddle instructors and learn a wide range of traditional styles — this year’s teachers specialize in Old Time, Regional Mexican, Irish, Jazz, Latin, Cajun-Creole and Hillbilly Rags. Students also explore the music through daily art and dance classes. Boasting an experienced teaching staff and a wonderfully supportive atmosphere, Fiddlekids has introduced hundreds of youngsters to a lively and expansive fiddle repertoire. We’ve inspired many of our alumni to enjoy a life-long relationship with their instrument, traditional fiddle music, and folk music culture.
Fiddlekids 2019 runs June 24-29!
More info at thefreight.org/fiddlekids