New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble Kittery Community Center Concert, Summer 2022 (photo: Amanda Kowalski)
New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble Kittery Community Center Concert, Summer 2022 (photo: Amanda Kowalski)

The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble

Welcoming all acoustic instruments and vocalists!

The Fiddle Ensemble is made up of people of all ages and abilities playing a variety of acoustic instruments. Our group has grown to over 100 people ages 5 to 95, singing and playing fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, harp, cello and more. Rehearsals start in late November. One rehearsal in December and then rehearsals every other week January through the beginning of April with concerts in May and June. Click here for concert info.

 

Please feel free to join us at one of our early rehearsals to see if you would like to join this year's Orchestra. Click here to see the list of rehearsal locations and other details.

 

The NH Fiddle Ensemble is a community training orchestra that teaches all the basics of performing and musicianship, both in the traditional manner (learning by ear) and using sheet music. The graduated parts allow musicians of various ability levels to play together in harmony. The orchestra is open to musicians of all ages and all levels of musicians are welcome. There are different parts for different levels. Beginners should call ahead. We will work on fiddle tunes and sung songs of many styles: American, Irish, Scottish, Swing, Folk, Bluegrass, etc. Both written and downloadable music will be available.

 

The Acoustic Roots Orchestra is a group for just kids age 6 to 17 while you can still participate in the full ensemble.

 

Everyone is expected to be at live or Zoom rehearsals and must be committed to practicing their parts on their own. Call ahead (603-661-1981) to discuss your ability level and to request a registration form. Or, you can download a registration form here