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NH Fiddle Orchestra - Coming to the Franklin Opera House

New Hampshire Fiddle Orchestra - Coming to the Franklin Opera House
Franklin, New Hampshire – April 17 – 2PM

A most enjoyable musical experience for the entire family!
Celebrating the seventh year as host of the New Hampshire Fiddle Orchestra, the Franklin Opera House proudly presents the finest fiddlers from our region led by Ellen Carlson.  The Orchestra, made up of people of all ages and abilities, will perform lively fiddle music in a variety of traditions including rich melodious Irish, driving rhythmic Cajun and danceable Old time and Swing – plus singing and dancing.

The NH Fiddle Ensemble is a community training orchestra providing a place for musicians to come together and learn the basics of performing and musicianship, both in the traditional manner (learning by ear) and using sheet music.

Ellen Carlson, founder, trainer and facilitator of the Ensemble, has been performing on fiddle for over 30 years and is dedicated to bringing the many forms of fiddle music to as many people as possible. Currently she is the fiddler for the acoustic roots band High Range who has had a number one hit on Music Choice (a cable/satellite radio station) and won runner-up in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She also is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts Education roster. She teaches at Kid's Academies at Grey Fox Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival. She also currently performs with Jim Prendergast, Joe Deleault, Newfound Grass, the Grumbling Rustics and others.  For more information about Ellen and the Fiddle Ensemble, visit .

With Ellen’s friends joining in on the fun, you’ll be treated to an exhilarating performance of rousing fiddle playing entertainment.

Tickets are $6 - $12, available online  or call 934-1901

Advance purchase strongly encouraged!

Franklin Opera House is an historic community-based arts and entertainment center in Franklin, New Hampshire.
Contact: Dan Darling
Executive Director
Franklin Opera House

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