For my mandolin-playing and other musical friends, the incredible Fiddle Hell Massachusetts schedule is now available at . Fiddle Hell Massachusetts is a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, and mandolin/guitar/banjo players to meet, jam, learn, and have fun.

It's Nov 1-4, 2018, in Westford, MA, with 500+ workshops and guided jams, 13 concerts, and 90 instructors. Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Cello, and more. The only public concert (followed by an easy contra dance) is at 7PM sharp, Nov 3, $15 at the door, free parking.

Mandolin instructors include: Skip Gorman, David Surette, Shana Aisenberg, Tony Watt, Richard Brown, Jason Anick and Eric Kilburn. Other instructors include Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot, Darol Anger, Andrea Beaton, Rose Clancy, Don and Cindy Roy, Gerry O'Connor, Eric Favreau, Laurel Martin, Joy Adams, Andy Reiner, Laura Orshaw, Mark Simos, Tom Morley, Katie McNally, Lorraine Hammond, and 70 more! Often there are 21 choices of workshops and guided jams happening at a given time. Mandolins are welcome at almost all sessions (perhaps not at the cello bowing workshops).

Come for New England, Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Southern Oldtime, Bluegrass, French Canadian, Blues, Jazz, Swedish, Klezmer, Western Swing, Cajun, Singing, Dancing, Kids sessions. More info at

If you can't make it, you can still check out the Fiddle Hell CDs, volumes 1 and 2, each with 52 of Fiddle Hell's favorite tunes played fast and slow. See .

I hope to see you there!