|Record #: TOB0038||Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017||Last Full Update: 12 Jul 2017|
|Where To Find Us||
|Areas Served||Atlantic Canada|
|Contact||Karen Rowlands, Secretary-Treasurer|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 53
Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0
|Description & Services|
|Information||The Maritime Fiddlers Association (MFA) is a non-profit organization that promotes old time fiddling in the Canadian Maritime region. The MFA was first formed March 28, 1981, and currently has approximately 600 members from around the globe. The MFA continues a strong tradition of supporting all ages in fiddle related events including concerts, contests, festivals, workshops, and the ever popular 'Fiddle-Doo'.
The objectives of the Association are to:
· preserve old time fiddling music
· promote informal fiddling 'jam sessions'
· improve the promotion of old time fiddling such as through the media
· encourage public interest in old time fiddling as part of our culture
· keep fiddlers and interested persons informed of fiddling news and things of interest to fiddlers and fans
We aim to keep old time fiddling a part of our culture by supporting local fiddling events and encouraging our next generation of fiddlers to join in the fun. We believe this rich tradition will continue to grow with friendly encouragement.
The MFA honours groups and individuals who help preserve and promote old time fiddling, with the presentation of awards, certificates, and life time memberships.
Currently, the MFA serves over 600 members from all over the globe. Members receive The Maritime Fiddler, a quarterly newsletter, filled with new articles of interest in every issue including musician profiles, event notices, sheet music, contest results, and many other items. First time members also receive an official MFA lapel pin.
To learn more about the MFA, how to become a member, or to find a fiddle group near you, please call, email, or visit our website.
|Tags||Annapolis Valley Connect ; Cape Breton Connect ; Fundy Connect ; HALIFAX ; Highland Connect ; Music ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts|