It's hard to believe, but it's time for the 2020-2021 New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble. The Orchestra is made up of people of all ages and abilities playing a variety of acoustic instruments. Our group has grown to over 100 people ages 5 to 95, singing and playing fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harp, cello and more. Typically, we all have a great time practicing together through the winter and then we perform together as a group in the April and May concerts. In 2020-2021 we will be having ZOOM rehearsals and final performances in spring 2021 are TBD. Click here for concert info.
Please feel free to join us at one of our early rehearsals to see if you would like to join this year's Orchestra. Click here to see the list of rehearsal locations and other details.
The NH Fiddle Ensemble is a community training orchestra that teaches all the basics of performing and musicianship, both in the traditional manner (learning by ear) and using sheet music. The graduated parts allow musicians of various ability levels to play together in harmony. The orchestra is open to musicians of all ages and all levels of musicians are welcome. There are different parts for different levels. Beginners should call ahead. We will work on fiddle tunes and sung songs of many styles: American, Irish, Scottish, Swing, Folk, Bluegrass, etc. Both written and downloadable music will be available.
For the younger musicians we will have a Children's Group for kids 6 to 17. Everyone is expected to be at rehearsals and must be committed to practicing their parts on their own. Call ahead (603-661-1981) to discuss your ability level and to request a registration form. Or, you can download a registration form here
Check out the Reiner Family’s Virtual Camp this year in November: Fiddle Hell. Ellen and Shana will be teaching there.