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Local Oldtime Groups

Local oldtime groups, fiddlers’ associations, and clubs all play essential roles in keeping oldtime music alive and well. They are often the focal point for oldtime events in your area and a great way to find other players. If you’re new to an area, try to find the closest oldtime group or if you’re traveling, check them out to see what’s on.

North America

ALABAMA
Birmingham Friends of OTM and Dance
Huntsville Traditional Music Society

ALASKA
Athabascan Fiddlers’ Association
 
ARIZONA
The Arizona Old Time Fiddlers 
AOTF Mile High
AOTF Southern Arizona
Yuma Oldtime Fiddlers 
Arizona Bluegrass Association 
Eastern Arizona Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association

ARKANSAS
The Ozark Folk Center
Arkansas State Old Time Fiddle Association, Northwest Chapter

CALIFORNIA
California State Old Time Fiddlers Association 
CSOTFA, District 2
CSOTFA, District 5 
CSOTFA, District 6 
CSOTFA, District 7 
CSOTFA, District 8 
CSOTFA, District 9
CSOTFA, District 10
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers’ Association 
California Bluegrass Association 
San Diego Bluegrass Society, Inc. 
The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers
The Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers

COLORADO
Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers Association
Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association

CONNECTICUT 
Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Club
The Quiet Corner Fiddlers

HAWAII
Traditional & Bluegrass Society of Hawaii

IDAHO
Idaho Old Time Fiddlers Association

INDIANA
Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering

ILLINOIS
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

IOWA
The Fiddlers’ Association of Iowa
Iowa Friends of Old-Time Music

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Old-Time Music, Inc.

MAINE
Old-Time Music Players of Maine

MASSACHUSETTS
The North Falmouth Fiddlers

MICHIGAN
The Michigan Fiddlers Association

MINNESOTA
Minnesota State Fiddlers Association
Hardanger Fiddlers’ Association of America

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Fiddlers’ Association 

MISSOURI
Focal Point Friends of Old-Time Music
Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers’ Association 
Missouri Fiddlers & Country Music Association, Inc.

MONTANA
Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Association

NEBRASKA
Great Plains Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

NEVADA
Nevada Old Time Fiddlers Association

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association

NEW YORK
Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association
New York State Old-Time Fiddlers’ Association
The Fiddlers of the Genessee
The Niagara Frontier Fiddle Club

NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina Friends of Old-Time Music
The Charlotte Folk Society

OHIO
The Columbus Folk Music Society
Northeast Ohio Old-Time Music Group

OKLAHOMA 
The Oklahoma State Fiddlers

OREGON
Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association

PENNSYLVANIA
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music

RHODE ISLAND
The Old Fiddlers’ Club

SOUTH CAROLINA
Low Country Friends of Old Time Music
The South Carolina Fiddlers’ Group

SOUTH DAKOTA
The Fiddlers of South Dakota

TEXAS
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Texas Old Time Fiddlers

TENNESSEE
Knoxville Old-Time Session
Nashville Oldtime String Band Association

UTAH 
Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music

VERMONT
The Northeast Fiddlers’ Association

VIRGINIA
Friends of Old Time Music in Richmond
Piedmont Fiddle & Banjo Association

WASHINGTON
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Washington Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

WEST VIRGINIA
Morgantown Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance

WISCONSIN 
Southern Wisconsin Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

WYOMING
Wyoming Old Time Fiddlers Association

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