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.
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August 8:  Woodbury Strings Contradance 3 - 5 pm at the Schoolhouse Learning Center
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July 27 - 21:  TRAD CAMP!!! 
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July 18:  Buskathon at the Burlington Violin Shop, 11 - 2
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June 6:  Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Gazebo (Details TBA)
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May 16: Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club play at Kidsfest at Vermont Violins for WORLD FIDDLE DAY
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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
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March 28:  Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm
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February 7:  Woodbury Strings student, Ezra Schenck performs with Sarah Hotchkiss
Young Traditions Showcase, Contois Auditiorium, 6 - 9 pm, Burlington
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January 31, 2015: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm
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December 13:  Woodbury Strings Fiddle and Banjo Club plays with Fiddleheads
Church Street Mall 1:00 (sponsored by Vermont Violins and Young Traditions)
YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE EVENT
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December 6:  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
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November 15: Woodbury Strings Recital at the Richmond Free Library at 2:30 pm
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October 19:  From Wales To Vermont:  Sian Phillips and Friends
7 pm at the North End Studio at 294 No. Winooski in Burlington, VT
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October 10, 5 - 6 pm Workshop with Welsh Fiddler, Sian Phillips
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September 28:  Vermont Community Garden Network Garden Party
4-5 pm. Ethan Allen Homestead

 Article by the Burlington Free Press

 September 21:  Contradance with Mad Robin Collective At Old North End's Open Streets Event 1_2 pm 

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August 9, 11:00 in front of City Hall on Church Street
Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club busks for ice cream and for donations
to the music scholarship fund on Church Street in Burlington.
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July 12, 2014: Montpelier Farmer's Market 10 am!

 

Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club busks for ice cream
and for donations to the music scholarship fund,
followed by a performance by High-Low-Jack.

 

TUNES FOR SUMMER 2015

EASY TUNES

English Folk Song
Mary Had A Little Lamb
8 Minutes to go
Woodchuck
Hot Cross Buns
Cabbage
Jim Along Josie
Shortnin Bread
Jac A Do
White Cockerel
 

MEDIUM TUNES
 
Buffalo Gals
Angeline the Baker
Camptown Races
Pretty Bottle
My Old Wagon
Sandy Boys
Mairi’s Wedding
Dollar Polka
Tombigbee Waltz
Old Molly Hare
Lil’ Liza Jane
Buffalo Gals
Sandy Boys
Cotton Eyed Joe
Short Bow Jig
Hunting the Hare
Pwt Ar Y Bys
Cluck Old Hen
Walking in the Parlor
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

MORE CHALLENGING TUNES

Theresa’s waltz by Ron West
Butterfly
St Annes reel
Golden Slippers
Cock of the North
Devil Eat the Groundhog
Robinson County
Bluebird
McKinnon's Brook
Road to Lisdoonvarna
My Old Wagon with elaborations
Sandy Boys with elaborations
Lake Arthur Stomp
March of the Men of Devon
Gina Lisa by Snake Chapman