Fiddle Hell Festival Comes to Westford, Nov. 7-10

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The 15th annual Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival will be held on Nov. 7-10 in Westford, at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center. Offered will be 500 hands-on workshops and jams, 13 concerts, and 90 instructors. There will be instructional tracks for fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, oldtime banjo, and singing, with styles including New England, Scottish, Irish, Southern Oldtime, French Canadian, Cape Breton, Cajun, Swedish, Klezmer, Western Swing, and Jazz. Levels span from beginner to advanced.

Among the instructors are Abby Newton, Alan Kaufman, Alex Hargreaves, Allison de Groot, Andrea Beaton, Andy Reiner, Art Schatz, Autumn Rose Lester, Barbara McOwen, Baron Collins-Hill, Ben Anderson, Beth Bahia Cohen, Bob Alessio, Bruce Molsky, Cathy Mason, Chris Turner, Clayton March, Dave Reiner, David Moultrup, David Neiman, David Surette, Don and Cindy Roy, Doug Protsik, Duane Padilla, Eamon Sefton, Elaine Malkin, Elizabeth Andersion, Ellen Carlson, Ellery Klein, Eric Favreau, Eric Eid-Reiner, Flynn Cohen, Frank Ferrel, George Fowler, Janine Randall, Jason Anick, Jay Ungar, Jenna Moynihan, Jerry Bryant, Joe Deninzon, Joy Adams, Judy Hyman, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, lydia ievins, Laurel Martin, Lorraine Hammond, lydia ievins, Mariel Vandersteel, Mark Simos, Marshall Racowsky, Matt Glaser, McKinley James, Michelle Kaminsky, Mitch Reed, Molly Mason, Oliver Scanlon, Pam Wiley, Paul Harty, Pete Sutherland, Peter Anick, Rachel Maloney, Richard Brown, Rob Flax, Rose Clancy, Seán Heely, Shana Aisenberg, Stash Wyslouch, Susie Burke, Tim Rowell, Tom Collins, Tom Morley, Tony Watt, and Tracy Silverman.

Pre-registration is available online at https://fiddlehell.org/register or at the door. Parking is free.

Public concert will be held on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m., a contra dance follows, $20 at the door or free for those who attended Fiddle Hell that day).