Fiddlefern Dance Players

New Fiddlefern Country Dancers weekly, Tuesday night open music sessions started in January, 2015 at The Harmony Centre, 890 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound.

The participatory traditional tune sessions are for people who enjoy playing dance music, and for those who want to learn the jigs, reels, waltzes, polkas and more, and eventually play the music for dancers. Fiddlefern organizers anticipate a teaching/learning component each week, followed by a social trad tune session to share music.

This should be of interest especially to people who play melody instruments such as fiddle/violin, flute, whistles, pipes, accordion, concertina, banjo, mandolin etc. as well as people pursuing guitar and other instruments more suitable for rhythmic accompaniment.

Interested musicians are encouraged to attend. Contact session organizers Frank Francalanza (519-372-9151 – or Will Henry (519-371-9413 – for more information.


Fiddlefern Country Dancers

This group of dancers and contra dance lovers in Owen Sound, Ontario, has been organizing and promoting regular dances and an annual dance weekend in Owen Sound for more than 20 years. Contra dancing is a fun, friendly form of dancing done to live music with a caller leading you through the dances. No partner needed. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.