"To promote an interest in the old time American fiddle styles and to create more opportunities for interested parties to learn about the lineage of fiddle music in America, to promote activities related to old time fiddling (jams and concerts, and contests), to foster a sense of community in this shared musical treasure, and to preserve a truly American art form."

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It is with profound sadness that we have to announce the passing of one of our own. Our friend and stalwart supporter of the Sonoma County folk music scene, Don Bradley, passed away from complications due to cancer on June 20th 2016.
A member of the Sonoma County Folk Society, always at the sessions and concerts, always ready to volunteer where ever needed, Don did everything he could to make sure that folk music was not forgotten. He will be sorely missed by us all.
R.I.P. DON!




District Representative: Mike Drayton

Board Members
President: Tim Rued
Vice-President: Mark Hogan
Membership Secretary: Colleen Hogan
Secretary: Judith Jones
District Treasurer: Doug Laurice
Advisory Council: Don Coffin, Janette Duncan, Chris Carney (web site)


Meetings


Saturday, May, 27th 2017 ~ 11:00am at the Cloverdale Historical Society...
215 N. Cloverdale Blvd. in Cloverdale.



~ Membership Form ~



~ Sessions ~

Ely Stage Stop
9921 Soda Bay Rd. Kelseyville, CA 95451, about 1/2 mile from Hwy 29 on the left.
  • Old Time Session: First Sunday of the month 12-2pm
    Contact: Don Coffin at:drcoffin@att.net 707-995-0658
    or
    Andi Skeltonskeltonmusic@jps.net 707-279-4336

    The Redwood Cafe
    8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati
  • Celtic Session: 2nd Sunday of the Month 3-5pm
    Contact: Janette Duncan for more info.
  • Old Time Session: 4th Sunday of the Month 3-5pm
    Contact:Janette Duncan or Chris Carney for more info.

    Sebastopol Community Market
    6762 Sebastopol Ave. #100
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    (707) 407-4020 At the Barlow
  • Old Time, Bluegrass, Country jam every Saturday from 2-5pm

    Murphy's Irish Pub
    464 First Street, Sonoma
  • Celtic Session: First Sunday of every month 3:30-5:30pm

    Aqus Cafe
    189 H Street, Petaluma
  • Bluegrass and Old Time Session: 4th Wednesday of every month 7-9pm

    Sebastopol Grange (one half mile east of Morris Street on Highway 12, east of Sebastopol, next to Weeks Drilling)
    6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol
  • SoCoFoSo Pickin' Pot Luck every 5th Sunday 1-5pm



    ~Other Stuff~

  • A brief history of District 10
  • From the SoCoFoSo "Folk Notes"
  • Konocti Fiddle Club



    CSOTFA10 PICS...




    ~State and other district links:~

  • State organization
  • District 2
  • District 3
  • District 4
  • District 5
  • District 6
  • District 7
  • District 8
  • District 9
  • Santa Clara Fiddlers


  • Cloverdale Fiddle Festival Results 2015


    Cloverdale Fiddle Festival Results 2017



  • And please visit our video page where you'll find links to videos of District 10 sessions among others and interesting pages that you'll find of value.

  • Please take a look at these bylaws for the CSOTFA. We’re going to ask members to vote on them (before the end of January, I hope).

    The "summary statement" is just background information. The file named "Bylaws" is the complete bylaws showing deletions and additions. The file called “Errata” are last-minute errors that were discovered.
    Summary Statement ByLaws Errata
    Vote here...

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    Fiddle Workshop W/Annie Staninec



    Saturday ~ March 25th ~ 12:00 to 2:00pm ~ Santa Rosa
    Seats are limited: Contact Gus Garelick at: fiddler@sonic.net or 707-526-7763
    CSOTFA members $25.00~non-members $30.00~Kids (12 and under) $20.00

    Annie Staninec is an outstanding young fiddler in two popular bay area bands: The Kathy Kallick Band and Andrew Carriere's Cajun All Stars. She recently completed a tour with rock legend Rod Stewart, and was named Bluegrass Instrumentalist of the Year, 2015, by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
    Annie is a high energy, innovative and brilliant performer and teacher. She has taught fiddling workshops at the Walker Creek Music Camp, the CBA Bluegrass camp, Steve Kaufman workshops, and many more. She is also the author of a new book called Traditional Bluegrass Fiddle Solos, a collection of transcriptions from some of the most famous fiddlers in the Bluegrass genre.
    In this workshop, she will explain how to build a good traditional fiddle solo, and also how to provbide good support (backup) behind a singer or other lead player.
    This is a rare opportunity to learn some new techinques from a tremendous young talent. Don't miss it!

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    Heirloom Expo “Fiddle-Off”


    Thursday, September 7, 2017
    2:00—5:00
    Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California

    And Click here for rules and contest tunes!


  • Any comments or questions about the web site, please send email to: csotfa10@yahoo.com