Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island

Upcoming Events & Recent News

Fiddlers 8-2017

Free, Free, Free… that’s right We said FREE

! ! !   Free Fiddle Lessons  ! ! !

The Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island is hosting a

six lesson short course on how to play the fiddle.

Classes start this year on

September 20, at 7:30 pm at

Westfield Village in Danielson, CT

You MUST have your own fiddle.

If you think you might like to give it a try and perhaps even become

part of our friendly, fun loving, organization

learn more by clicking



September Playing Events

September 1 (Friday)           12:00 – 1:30 pm, Woodstock Fair

                                                          Woodstock Fairgrounds, Rt. 171, Woodstock, CT


September 9 (Saturday)       5:00 – 8:00 pm, 250th Anniversary of Gen. Wm. Hart House

                                                         350 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 

September 10 (Sunday)        12:00 – 3:00 pm, Freetown Historical Society Open House
                                                        1 Slab Bridge Rd., Assonet, MA

September 16 (Saturday)      11:00 – 11:30 am, “Fiddle n’ Folk Fest”, Haines Memorial Park
                                                         11 Narragansett Ave., Barrington, RI


 September 23 (Saturday)     12:30 – 3:30 pm, Positively Pomfret Day

                                                          576 Hampton Rd (Rt. 97), Pomfret, CT

September 24 (Sunday)        12:00 – 3:00 pm, Settler’s Day, Manville Sportsman’s Club
                                                         280 High St., Manville, RI


September 30 (Saturday)    2:00 – 4:00 pm, Mama Octeau’s 99th Birthday Party

                                                         7 Adam’s Lane, North Providence, RI


 Annual OFCRI Picnic Photos

August 6, 2017

June meeting

Westfield Village Community Room

June 11, 2017  

Thanks to Chuck Morgan for the artistic rendition of club officers.


Trudy Carr


Her 90th !!


June 4, 2017 – Family and friends gathered in the Community Room at Salem Village in Brooklyn, CT to celebrate Trudy’s 90th birthday. Still fiddlin’ away Trudy treated everyone to her signature tune – “Grandfather’s Clock”


Photos from our First Playing Event 2017 Season

Smith Castle – North Kingston, RI

(Click on a photo to enlarge)


2017 Playing Schedule

Please take a look at the Playing Schedule page

to view our

playing schedule for this season



Headline from Providence Sunday Journal

September 27, 1925

Fiddler’s Club Keeps Alive Tunes of Long Ago

Unique Rhode Island Organization Bars “Violin”

Only “Fiddle”, Traditional Name of the Instrument, Being Recognized

Must Play “by Ear” to be eligible to Join.

Recent Clayville Meeting Brought 30 Members Together



Ahola Passes Gavel to Incoming President Sinder

November 27, 2016

Outgoing president Saul Ahola entertained everyone attending the 2016 OFCRI

Christmas Party with a slide presentation honoring 12 longstanding members

of the Old Fiddler’s Club of Rhode Island.

You can view Saul’s presentation by clicking on the link below (red text).

Non-members are also encouraged to click on the link to learn more about why

folks play the fiddle or join the OFCRI.