Connecticut's Bristol Old Time Fiddlers Club

We have about 75 members, whose age ranges from 12 to 92. Most of our members play the fiddle. However, to accompany the fiddlers and add variety, we have musicians who play mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo, spoons, washtub, piano, button-box, harmonica, accordion, bones, jaw’s harp and percussion instruments with wood block.

Our performances of one to three hours long include group playing and solos. Recordings are available on cassette tapes & CDs.

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Public Concerts

We would love to see you at our next public concert! We have events going all summer long and into the fall.

Our purpose is to preserve and promote the art of the old tyme fiddling that has been passed down from generation to generation by ear. The old New England Fiddle Band style of group playing by ear is what makes our club unique. We are a non profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Our first appearance was in the 1973 Bristol Mum Parade. We’ve performed in Rockwell and Page Parks for the City of Bristol and the Bristol Boys Club O. M. Show. You can see us at country fairs throughout the state, perfoming on town greens and American Legion, Elks, VFW, Knights of Columbus and Masonic lodges. We’ve entertained at Senior Centers and Retirement Complexes, Medical and Alzheimer Centers, Nursing Care Facilities, Special Olympic activities, church functions, private parties and outings. We’ve performed for the Rhinebeck NY Duchess County Fair, Schenectady Niskayuna Folk Festival and as far as Madawaska, Maine.

Connecticut's Bristol Old Time Fiddlers Club
The club was a recipient of the 2014 ACE award for contributing to the art, culture, and entertainment of the Greater Bristol Community.