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George Fowler


George Fowler is a fiddle player, who has been an active practitioner and instructor of Down-East contradance and fiddling traditions for over four decades. He trained classically as a youngster, but started fiddling in the late 1970s by learning tunes from lobsterman & folk fiddler Albert Collins of South Blue Hill, Maine. He also studied several summers with Liz Carroll, and has attended master classes offered by Buddy MacMaster, James Kelly, Paul O’Shaugnessy, Martin Hayes, Brian Conway, Richard Wood and many others. He was a founding member of the Oakum Bay String Band, for over 25 years the host band for the longest-running monthly contradance in Maine. He is currently a member of the repertory ensemble, The Montville Project, www.montvilleproject.com, which has released two albums of traditional New England dance music. He has also released an album of his own fiddling, “Never Better”. He has been a staff instructor at Maine Fiddle Camp (2005-2019), and at Fiddle Hell, MA (2014-2022), a guest instructor at PEI Fiddle Camp (Prince Edward Island), and also teaches privately from his home studio in Hanover, New Hampshire. George also has a strong interest in Irish traditional music and from 1988-2017 hosted “New Potatoes”, a weekly music show on WERU-FM, Blue Hill (ME).