The incredible Fiddle Hell Online Festival took place April 15-18, 2021. Our epic online lineup included 35 live concerts, 35 live jam sessions, and 200 live workshops, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, old-time banjo, and singing. Other instruments and listeners were also welcome! Here are the instructors & performers and the schedule.
Video replays of all workshops, jams, and concerts are available for 3 months past the end of the live event (through July 18, 2021) for attendees to enjoy. You can slow down the videos to 1/2 or 3/4 speed (without changing the pitch), which is great for jams and workshops. Just sign in to Whova as you did during the live part of the event.
If you didn't register initially, but would like to view any or all the wonderful workshops, jams, and concerts through July 18, 2021, you can register now for a reduced price. Using Whova (on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or phone), you'll also be able to download 170 handouts, chat with the community, and visit the virtual exhibitors.
The cost is $100 for Adults (26 - 64). This is discounted to $90 for Seniors (65 or older), Young Adults (18 - 25), Kids (13 - 17), and Kids (12 or under).
We do ask for your good behavior online as part of the Fiddle Hell community, please. No politics or offensive posts in the Chat, no posts by Kids 12 or under (because of COPPA), and no offensive photo posts (or you may be removed from Whova without a refund).
Once you register, see the Q&A below for information on how to set up your Whova account and view sessions.
Donations to Our Scholarship Fund
If you'd like to donate to our scholarship fund, please use the button below to do so. Your contributions are very much appreciated by those who aren't able to afford to sign up for replays!
Registration Questions & Answers
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For iPads or other mobile devices, DO NOT follow that link! First, download the Whova Event & Conference App, then use the App to establish your Whova account, and only then look for the Fiddle Hell Online event in the App. Since the live part of FHO is over, you may have to look at "prior events".
Whova is how you will view sessions on the agenda, download handouts, see messages and announcements, visit the virtual exhibits, and (optionally) connect with other attendees.
If you are asked for an "invitation code" when you're using an iPad to set up your Whova account, make sure to download the Whova Event & Conference App first and use the App to set up your account. Then you should be able to see Fiddle Hell Online right away as one of "My Events" or you can seach for it in "Find My Event". Even if you plan to view FHO with an iPad, it's easier to set up your Whova account first with a laptop or desktop computer if you have that option.
No, it's not. As at in-person Fiddle Hell, each registration is valid for only one attendee at Fiddle Hell Online. Any additional household member or friend wishing to watch any concerts, workshops, or jams also needs to register. At a time when musicians' gigs have largely disappeared, Fiddle Hell Online pays all instructors, performers, and technical staff, and we rely on your registration fees to do this. Please respect the artists who are at the heart of Fiddle Hell Online by asking your friends and family to register.
Please send a check in the mail to Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, P. O. Box 316, Lexington, MA 02420-0316, and let us know who it's for, their age categories, and their email addresses. We'll register them and send further instructions to their email addresses. Each attendee needs a unique email address to register.