Competitions, Festivals, and Colleges


International Celtic-Acadian-Louisiana Festival
Montreal, Canada
August


Almonte Celtfest
Almonte, Ontario
Canada
July


Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Clifftop, West Virginia
August


Ron Stewart (fiddle)
Legendary Mr. James Dee Crowe (banjo)
Argyle Bluegrass Festival
Argyle, Texas
March

Aspen Music Festival and School


Music Director David Zinman
 conducts violinists Sarah Chang


Atlanta Celtic Festival

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road, N.E.,
Atlanta, Georgia
May


Ballydehob Traditional Music, Song and Dance Festival
Ireland - County Cork
April


Beamish Cork Folk Festival
September-October


Black Creek Village Fiddle Contest
Toronto, Canada


Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival
Sutton, Massachusetts
July


The Bloomington Early Music Festival
Bloomington, Indiana
May


Blueberry Fiddle Festival
Richmond, New Hampshire
August


Boston Celtic Music Festival
January


Branson Fiddle Festival
& Mid-American Fiddlers Championship

Branson, Missouri
August


Calaveras Celtic Fair
California's Oldest and Largest Celtic Faire
Frogtown Fairgrounds
 Angels Camp, California
March


Canada's Irish Festival
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Canada
July


©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship
Nepean, Ontario
Canada
August


Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship
Shelburne, Ontario
Canada
 August

Reno, Nevada
October

 


 


Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
 Canada
 October



Celtic College
Goderich, Ontario
Canada
 August


Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January


Celtic Fest
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
September

 



Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering
of Southern Maryland

April


Cloverdale 
Old Time Fiddle Contest and Festival
   Cloverdale, California
 January



Colorado Rocky Mountain Fiddle Championships
January


Connecticut Irish Festival
New Haven
June


Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
November


Donnybrook
Fiddle and Step Dance Competition
Dorchester, Ontario
Canada
August

Dublin Irish Festival


Ohio
August


Ennis Trad Festival
November


Téada
Eugene Irish Cultural Festival
Eugene, Oregon
March


Festival of Traditional Irish Music and Dance
Philadelphia
September


Joliette, Quebec
Canada
July


Fergus, Ontario
Canada
 August


Fiddle Fest
 Roanoke, Virginia
July


Fiddlers Along The Arkansas
July


Fiddles on the Tobique

June


Fiddlin' Bear
Old-Time Musicians' Gathering
Hamlin, Pennsylvania
Labor Day Weekend
September


The Gathering
Traditional Irish Music Festival
Killarney
February



Maxville, Ontario
July


Grand Lake National Fiddle Festival
Grove, Oklahoma
June


The Grand North American
Old Time Fiddle Championships

July


Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July


Hebridean Celtic Festival
Outer Hebrides
North West Coast of Scotland
July


Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
Tippecanoe Battlefield Park
 Battle Ground, Indiana
June


Indiana State
Picking & Fiddling Championships

September


Indianapolis Irish Festival
September

 
 Irish Cultural Festival
Stonehill College
 North Easton, Massachusetts
 25 miles south of Boston
June


 Saint Paul, Minnesota
August


Irish Festival


West Palm Beach, FL
March


Irish Music Festival
Prague, Czechoslovakia
March


Traditional Irish Music Festival
East Durham, N.Y.
 July


Irish Spring Festival
Ireland, West Virginia
March


Seattle, Washington
March


JAX Irish Festival
Jacksonville, Florida
April


19th Annual Joe Val
Bluegrass Festival

Framingham, Massachusetts
February


The John Arcand Fiddle Fest
One of the largest outdoor fiddle festivals
in Western Canada
August


©Photo by Darwin Davidson
Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
Framingham, Massachusetts
February


Kansas City Irish Festival
Kansas City, Missouri
September

 


Kapunda Celtic Festival

Mid North of South Australia
75 kilometers north of Adelaide
April

 


Kentucky State Championship

Old Time Fiddlers Contest
July

 


Kilfenora Music Festival
Ireland - County Clare
April

 


Liverpool Irish Festival
October


Louisville, Kentucky
September


 
©Photo  by Lois Siegel
Maritime Fiddle Festival
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
 July


Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
New Boston
October


Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August


St. Louis, Missouri
 March


Moab Music Festival
Moab, Utah
June


Montreal, Quebec
August  



National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival
Weiser, Idaho
June


New Brunswick Highland Games
 & Scottish Festival
Fredericton
July


New England Fiddle Contest
Hartford, Connecticut
June


Dallas, Texas
 March  


Ole Time Fiddlers
and Bluegrass Festival
Union Grove, North Carolina
May

Ontario Open Fiddle
and Step Dance Contest


Bobcaygeon, Ontario
 July


© Paul Couvrette Photography
Ottawa Chamber Music Festival

Ontario, Canada
July-August


Ottawa Fiddle and Stepdance Competition

Ontario, Canada
May

Owen Sound Celtic Festival
Ontario, Canada
September

Madame Buskerfly


Pan Celtic Festival
 Kingdom of Kerry
April


Pembroke Old Time Fiddle
& Step Dance Contest
Ontario

August


Philadelphia Céili Group's Festival

of Traditional Irish Music and Dance
Pennsylvania
September


Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
Portland, Oregon
January


Leesburgh, Virginia
June


The Riverfront Irish Festival
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June


The Riverside Celtic College
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
C
lasses for youth and adults in traditional Celtic music


Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend
November


Rollo Bay
Prince Edward Island, Canada
July


Russell CelticFest
Russell, Ontario
June


Saline, Michigan
July



Moose Creek, Ontario
July


Savannah Irish Festival
Georgia
February

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September


Shennaghys Jiu
Music from the Isle of Man
April


Sitka Summer Music Festival
June


Irish Music Festival
Dervish, Ireland




Fochabers, Moray
Scotland
July


Skagit Valley Highland Games
& Scottish Faire

Mount Vernon, Washington
July


Sonora, California
October


Southern Illinois Irish Festival
September-October


Southwestern Ontario
Open Fiddle and Stepdance Championships
July


Summergrass San Diego
Annual Bluegrass Music Festival
August


Temple Bar Trad
Dublin
January



Arlington, Texas
June


Tocane Irish Music Gathering
Tocane Saint Apre, France
 July



Trigallia
Biennial
Argenta, Italy
June


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Western Open
Fiddle Championships

Red Bluff, California
October

 


Kansas City, Missouri

September


Winnipeg Folk Festival
July


Gillette, Wyoming

June


Yachats, Oregon
November


ZoukFest
Santa Fe, New Mexico


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