WOODBURY STRINGS FIDDLE AND BANJO CLUB is a youth fiddle and banjo (sometimes ukulele, too!) group which is directed by Sarah Hotchkiss with the help of John Mowad and is made up of the private students of Sarah Hotchkiss and John Mowad age 3 through 7th grade. Events are structured so that families can pick and choose which events to participate in to suit their schedules. Families access the information through this website and the E-list which is managed by Woodbury Strings.. Young fiddlers learn the tunes (listed below) through the help of their teacher or family members, and show up to events ready to participate. Participants can learn any or all of the tunes for each event and will be offered some rehearsal options as well. For a list of tunes needed as well as information about upcoming events contact Sarah Hotchkiss. Ask to be on the Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club E-list and you'll always know what is coming up!
Upcoming and Past Events
August 15: Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club and High-Low-Jack at the Montpelier Farmer's Market, 10 am onward.***August 8: Woodbury Strings Contradance 3 - 5 pm at the Schoolhouse Learning Center***July 27 - 21: TRAD CAMP!!! ***July 18: Buskathon at the Burlington Violin Shop, 11 - 2***June 6: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Gazebo (Details TBA)***May 16: Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club play at Kidsfest at Vermont Violins for WORLD FIDDLE DAY***April 11: Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club opens for the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra College Hall Chapel on the Green on College Street in Montpelier, 7 pm***March 28: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm***February 7: Woodbury Strings student, Ezra Schenck performs with Sarah HotchkissYoung Traditions Showcase, Contois Auditiorium, 6 - 9 pm, Burlington***January 31, 2015: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm***December 13: Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club plays with FiddleheadsChurch Street Mall 1:00 (sponsored by Vermont Violins and Young Traditions)YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE EVENT***December 6: Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club opens for the Vermont Fiddle OrchestraCollege Hall Chapel on the Green on College Street in Montpelier, 7 pm***November 15: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm***October 19: From Wales To Vermont: Sian Phillips and Friends7 pm at the North End Studio at 294 No. Winooski in Burlington, VT*** October 10, 5 - 6 pm Workshop with Welsh Fiddler, Sian Phillips***September 28: Vermont Community Garden Network Garden Party4-5 pm. Ethan Allen Homestead
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September 21: Contradance with Mad Robin Collective At Old North End's Open Streets Event 1_2 pm
August 9, 11:00 in front of City Hall on Church StreetWoodbury Strings Fiddle Club busks for ice cream and for donationsto the music scholarship fund on Church Street in Burlington.***
July 12, 2014: Montpelier Farmer's Market 10 am!
Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club busks for ice creamand for donations to the music scholarship fund,followed by a performance by High-Low-Jack.
TUNES FOR SUMMER 2015
English Folk SongMary Had A Little Lamb8 Minutes to goWoodchuckHot Cross BunsCabbageJim Along JosieShortnin BreadJac A DoWhite Cockerel
MEDIUM TUNES Buffalo GalsAngeline the BakerCamptown RacesPretty BottleMy Old WagonSandy BoysMairi’s WeddingDollar PolkaTombigbee WaltzOld Molly HareLil’ Liza JaneBuffalo GalsSandy BoysCotton Eyed JoeShort Bow JigHunting the HarePwt Ar Y BysCluck Old HenWalking in the Parlor
MORE CHALLENGING TUNES
Theresa’s waltz by Ron WestButterflySt Annes reelGolden SlippersCock of the NorthDevil Eat the GroundhogRobinson CountyBluebirdMcKinnon's BrookRoad to LisdoonvarnaMy Old Wagon with elaborationsSandy Boys with elaborationsLake Arthur StompMarch of the Men of DevonGina Lisa by Snake Chapman