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If you love French Canadian music…Appalachian reels…or simply love to Contra dance, you might just want to have some fun with Dexter and his bands. Check out Dexter's schedule by clicking on his band links below.

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Festivals Featuring DEXTER FIDDLES
2016-2017 Season

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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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Noon $15
St. Pat's Buffet: A Traditional Irish lunch and plenty of Irish Spirits!
Irish tunes and songs by "The Hamiltones" with John Lord on piano, Cathy Clasper-Torch, fiddle, keys and Vocals, Mike Fischman, Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin, and Deck Nieforth, Harmonica and Spoons.
Hamilton House, Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906
Friday-Sunday, April 15-17, 2016
The 72nd New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
Friday, 5pm-11:30pm, Saturday, 9am-5:30pm, 4pm-11:30pm, Sunday, 9am-5:30pm.
Mansfield Middle and High Schools, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Contra and International Dancing, Performances, Singing, Juried Crafts, Kids’ Activities, International Foods, Folk Bazaar.
DexterFiddles Vendor Booth in the Juried Crafts Room throughout the Festival*. (Juried Crafts Room closes daily at 9:15pm.)
The KC Moaners: A Traditional Jug Band
Saturday, April 16, 2016, Middle School Room 105/106, 7-7:50pm.
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, www.neffa.org
Saturday, June 4, 11am-11pm-Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11am-9pm.
Dexter Fiddles* in the Juried Crafts Area.
2016 ICC Irish Festival

Music on 3 Stages, Vendors, Dancing, Food, Hayrides.
Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
Sponsored in part by City of Boston Credit Union and Guinness.
Saturday-Sunday, July 9-10, 2016. 11am-7pm
DexterFiddles Juried Crafts Booth* at Artisans Marketplace. Free.
New Bedford Folk Festival (NBFF)
Music and Dance Performances on seven stages, Juried Crafts at Artisan Marketplace, Folk Bazaar, food trucks and town shops.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Historic District, New Bedford, MA 02740
Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, 2016, 10am-7pm.
THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL
*DexterFiddles will again have a Vendor Booth.
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI 02840
Saturday, September 10, 2016 (Rain date: Sunday September 11, 2016), 11:00am-5:30pm
4th Annual Fiddle‘n’Folk Fest
(Sponsored in part by the Local Brew House)
DexterFiddles Vendor Booth*
Haines Memorial State Park, Barrington, RI 02806
Picnic grounds with fireplaces, facilities, crafts, kids’ activities, workshops, and food trucks. Folk Music and Storyteller stage.
Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 2017
The 73rd New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
Friday, 5-11:30pm; Saturday, 9am-5:30pm; Second Session, 4-11:30pm; Sunday, 9am-5:30pm
Contra and International Dancing, Performances, Singing, Juried Crafts Room, Kids’ Activities, International Foods, Folk Bazaar.
Dexter Fiddles Vendor Booth* in Juried Crafts Room throughout the Festival (Juried Crafts Room closes daily at 9:15pm).
Location: Mansfield Middle and High Schools, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Directions: I95x17A onto Rte. 140S. In a mile, turn left at light onto Rte. 106E for 1.8mi. Then sharp right onto East Street. Festival is in .5 miles on East. Signs posted. Parking lots. For more information, www.neffa.org
Saturday, June 3, 11am-11pm-Sunday, June 4, 12pm-9pm, 2017
ICC Irish Fest Boston
DexterFiddles* in Juried Crafts Show near the Main Stage.
Over 20 bands performing, food, merchandise, special events.
Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, MA 02021
Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9, 2017, 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. Location: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in the Historic District, New Bedford, MA 02740. For more information, see www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com
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