Oyster Creek Fiddlers
The Oyster Creek Fiddlers, students of Kaity Newell, were formed over 20 years ago and have been playing for community events and barn dances across mid-coast Maine ever since. The group is constantly evolving as young fiddlers grow up and head out into the world with their music. Some of the original Oyster Creek Fiddlers are enjoying illustrious fiddling careers. Famous alumni include Julia Plumb, Alden Robinson, and Maisie Newell. The Oyster Creek Fiddlers’ repertoire is rooted in the fiddling tradition of Maine and the Maritimes with elements of Scots-Irish, Quebecois, and Scandinavian. The Oyster Creek Fiddlers have released one album and are working on a second.
About Kaity Newell
Kaity Newell teaches Suzuki violin and fiddling at her home in Damariscotta, Maine. She teaches music at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, Maine, is co-founder and manager of the Seacoast Youth and Community Orchestras and teaches at the Maine Fiddle camp. She loves to teach the old time country-dance music to new generations. She has been on the faculty of the New England Suzuki Institute, teaching fiddle, since 1992.