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All tunes played at 140 bpm at first ever Missouri slow jam
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Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
Lost Girl found
Pig’s foot officially too far in the fire
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
Bass overtakes harmonica as fifth most popular oldtime instrument
“Lost Indian” Exactly Where He’s Supposed To Be
New Study Shows Waltzes Reduce Time Signature By 25% In Mice
Maybe the tune is straight and the rest of the world is crooked. Woah!
Banjo uke given presidential pardon
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Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Ralph Stanley switches to banjo, harmonica “too hard”

Oldtime Central Festival Guide

2019 Spring Banjo Rally
Newark, New York
May 30-June 1, 2019

22nd Annual Spring-Fest of Old Time Music
Anita, Iowa
April 24-26, 2019

2nd Annual Northeast Fiddler's Convention
Hancock, Massachusetts
June 15, 2019

31st Annual Traditional Arts Weekend
Remus, Michigan
May 24-26, 2019

44th Annual National Old Time Music Festival
Fremont, Nebraska
October 3-6, 2019

45th Annual Eagle Creek Folk Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 8-9, 2019

46th Annual Wheatland Music Festival
Remus, Michigan
September 6-8, 2019

47th Annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
Battle Ground, Indiana
June 28-30, 2019

59th Annual Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival
Agoura Hills, California
May 19, 2019

Acadia Trad Festival
Bar Harbor, Maine
June 23-28, 2019

Ajo Old Time Fiddle Contest
Ajo, Arizona
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2019

Albuquerque Folk Fest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 15, 2019

Allegheny Echoes
Marlinton, West Virginia
June 23-28, 2019

Alsia Fest
Penzance, Cornwall
July 11-15, 2019

American Banjo Camp
Port Orchard, Washington
September 5-8, 2019

American Dance and Music Week
Plymouth, Massachusetts
August 3-10, 2019

American Roots Music Program
Estes Park, Colorado
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2019

Annual Dulcimer Jamboree
Mountain View, Arkansas
April 25-27, 2019

Annual Irish Appalachian Old Time Gathering
Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
February 22-24, 2019

Appalachian Family Folk Gathering
Hindman, Kentucky
June 3-6, 2019