Big News

The Fiddle Club of the World is ready to start rolling again. But first this big news (with some fiddle content).

A documentary film I’ve been working on will premiere on WTTW, Channel 11, at 8pm on Thursday, September 15. I was music supervisor for
The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance
and also wrote the lead article for the companion book of the same name. I’m excited.

Hayloft Gang-the book

And if you get excited too, you should check out the online video contest modeled after the National Barn Dance-sponsored Home Talent Shows. You could win fabulous prizes for playing old-time music. You should check it out. (Just click the ‘prizes’ link above.)

Fiddle Club Schedule for Fall 2011
All meetings on Sundays at 6:30pm at the Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 Lincoln)

September 18: jam session with some teaching.
(I’ll share a Czech tune and a Métis tune I just learned.)

October 23: Fred Campeau, featured guest
(A Volo Bogtrotter and one of the best square dance fiddlers in Chicago)

November 20: dance band practice
(because we’re going to have another dance)

December 11: Michi Regier with Peasants Abroad
a musical trip to Ukraine

Details to follow.
Paul Tyler, convener

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  1. Friends,

    Hope you are planning to make it to Festivals Acadiens et Creoles this year! If you are planning to attend, David Greely and I hope you can make it to the Thursday evening concert Fiddlers on the Bayou. Vermilionville will host this 2 hour, sit-down fiddle concert. This year, we are featuring Mitch Reed, Carmen d’Entremont, Anya Burgess, Curry Perkins, Chris Segura and of course, David Greely.

    Tickets are available for purchase at through Pay Pal. Table seats are reserved for the first 75 purchases and so it’s recommended to make purchases early. We do seat family style.

    This year, we will also sell concert posters with the McIlhenny Archive photograph of Bayou Teche. It’s really gorgeous and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased about Bayou Teche!

    Vermilionville will sell food and bev, so come hungry!

    Doors open at 6:00 and music starts at 7:00.

    To follow updates on the concert, you can find us on facebook.

    Please call me or Vermilionville if you have questions.

    Safe travels!!!!


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