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circle_jam1Perform and listen in the main hall, or join the jam circles outside.

Just learning? No problem! Come on out and join the circle.
Some are fast, some are slow. All are friendly. No pressure!

Here are a couple of PDFs from a previous beginners’ circle:
Soldier’s Joy   sheet music  video
Seneca Square Dance  sheet music  video

CSOTFA’s jam book, The Backup Book, was compiled by District 6 and is available for $20 at our jam.
Also, check out the list of commonly played tunes and songs.


Members receive the newsletter monthly. Browse a recent issue of our newsletter, Baystrings (pdf).
(Hey, the Baystrings could change your life!)

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Annual dues are $20 for head of household, $2 each for partner and children. Make checks payable to CSOTFA District 9.

Contact Carl Brown at or call him at 510-278-7180 for the mailing address.

President   (vacant)
Vice-President  Todd Townsend
Secretary  Steve Goldfield
Treasurers  Jean Kalvig
Membership  Karen Misenhimer
District Advisors  John Durbin, Ruth Allerton, Frank Fox
District Director  Bob Palasek
Newsletter  Todd Townsend
Website  Steve Goldfield

The California State Old Time Fiddlers Association (CSOTFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Old Time Fiddling. The organization conducts an Old Time Fiddle Contest each March in Oroville, California.

CSOFTA District 9 is proud to be part of this statewide organization. Find a Jam in your area!

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