"It dawned on me that CAMP CALVIN isn't a place....it is an atmosphere"  D. Ingram


March 6 Update:
In appreciation for those who have signed up, we will proceed with the workshops despite not having reached the target number of participants. However, the first lesson will be postponed by one week until March 14.  Remember, because the lessons are recorded and available for viewing after the workshop, you can subscribe anytime. It is our hope that before the end of this year's session, we will have reached our target number. Sign up today and start learning some great tunes and tips!

Calvin is offering a 3rd session of video fiddle lessons, starting March 14, 2023.  A 1-hr lesson on the first Tuesday of every month for 8 months from Mar-Dec (except June-July).

Your registration fee includes the Lesson, Sheet Music, the MP3's & the Backing Tracks of the 8 tunes being taught in a variety of styles, all for one low fee of $140. Sign up monthly ($20/mth) or subscribe for the 8-mth session. Subscribers get access to the video for review long after the lesson is over, a great deal.

Sign up for one lesson, and if you decide to subscribe for the 8 months, your $20 fee will be applied to the subscription fee.

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(Because of the recorded lessons, you can subscribe anytime. You will receive all material & link to the videos retroactively.)

Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship

The Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Championship is held on the weekend prior to the summer Camp Calvin. In 2022, it moved with much success to the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan on July 15-17, 2022. Plans are getting in place to return to Fort Saskatchewan on July 14 - 16, 2023.  Fort Saskatchewan is only a 1.5 hr drive to St. Paul.

The 2021 contest was held virtually on Facebook on the weekend of July 17 & 18 prior to the start of Camp Calvin. Catch the 2-day contest on the Facebook group 37th annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddling Championship.

This was also held virtually in July 2020 and you can view the competition by going to the Facebook group.

Jam Tunes

At Camp Calvin 2015, a list of jam tunes typically played at Camp Calvin was compiled in a 'Jam Tunes' workshop.

In anticipation of every Camp Calvin where many of these tunes get played, we have posted the compiled list here for your convenience.  We invite you to go through the list and check to see how many tunes you know?

Want to learn some tunes before Camp Calvin 2023, register for 'Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Videos' and get access to around 100 tunes, sheet music and backing tracks and plenty of 'Cal Tips'. Click here for CVFV


Calvin's Camp Two Step

Calvin's Camp Two Step

Click on the 'Download Album' button to download the mp3, the sheet music with chords & the simple chord chart of Calvin's Camp Two Step, for free. The theme tune at Camp Calvin. You will be signed up to the mailing list.

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