Dexter Fiddles


Festivals Featuring DEXTER FIDDLES
2018 - 2019 Season


"Arkansas Traveller" as played by
The French Connection

Deck Nieforth, Cabinetmaker, Musician and Luthier, handcrafts four- and five-string fiddles, priced $1,000-$5,000; Mahogany Violin Stands, $40, and Exotic Wood Musical Spoons, $15. The French Connection CD: “Reels, Jigs and Other Dance Tunes,” [Great for contra dances without live music!] $12, KC Moaners: A Jug Band CD ($10), and Dan Lanier’s book, The Goff Hall Collection of Original Dance Tunes and Favorite Recipes, $10.

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, 2018
The 74th New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
Friday, 7-11:30pm; Saturday, 10am-5:30pm, 4-11:30pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm.
International Dancing, Performances, Singing, Juried Crafts, Kids’Activities, Food, Folk Bazaar.
DexterFiddles Vendor Booth* in Juried Crafts Room throughout the Festival - Juried Crafts Room closes daily at 9:15pm.
The KC Moaners: A Traditional Jug Band Performance time: Saturday night session, 8:30-9:20pm., April 21, 2018, HS Auditorium.
The French Connection Harmony Workshop Time: TBD, Saturday night session, April 21, 2018, Middle School.

*Crafts Room: DexterFiddles, priced $1,000-$5,000. Mahogany violin and viola stands, $40; exotic wood musical spoons, $15; The French Connection CD: "Reels, Jigs, and Other Dance Tunes," Featuring Deck Nieforth on Harmonica, Spoons and Feet, Mike Fischman on Guitar and Mandolin, and Dan Lanier on his 5-string DexterFiddle and Guitar, $12; and KC Moaners: "A Jug Band" CD featuring Jim Chapin on Guitar, Jug , Kazoo, and Vocals, David Haller on Jug, Mandolin and Vocals, Greg Andreozzi on Washboard and other Percussion, Deck Nieforth on Harmonica, Spoons, gut-bucket Bass and Vocals, and Kevin Collins on Blues Harp, Ukulele and Vocals, $10.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7-7:50pm, Harmonious Relationships: Playing your part. The French Connection: Deck Nieforth, Dan Lanier, Mike Fischman, HS Room 177.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:30-9:20pm, KC Moaners: Jug Band Music, HS Auditorium.

Location: Mansfield Middle School, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Directions: I-95x7A onto Rte. 140S. In a mile, turn left at light onto Rte. 106E for 1.8 miles. Then sharp right onto East Street. Festival is in .5 miles. Signs posted. Parking lots. For more information,

Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 2018, 11-7pm daily
New Bedford Folk Festival (NBFF)
DexterFiddles at the Juried Crafts Fair*, diagonally across from the Tourist Info Building
Music on seven stages, Juried Crafts at Artisan Marketplace, Folk Bazaar, food trucks, town shops and museums.
For more information, see Location:
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Historic District, New Bedford, MA 02740.

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