THE MADSTOP FIDDLERS 

 The Madstop Fiddlers of Potsdam, New York (2018)

The Madstop Fiddlers of Potsdam, New York (2018)

The Madstop Fiddlers of Potsdam, New York (Potsdam spelled backwards) is a multi-generational fiddle ensemble of fiddlers who are enthusiastic about sharing Old Time, Celtic, Quebec and Nordic fiddle music,  accompanied by their musical family members. Under the direction of their teacher, Gretchen Koehler, small bands can be heard playing tunes for New England contra dances, Quebec Sugaring Off parties, farmers' markets, cafes, historical societies, places of worship and Old Time jam sessions to the delight of audiences around the North Country of Northern New York.


Listeners LOVED the live music. The Madstop Fiddlers are a true gem in our North Country.
— B99.3 FM, NORTH COUNTRY HITS

Please enjoy our video gallery

The Madstop Fiddlers celebrate World Fiddle Day with a collection of tunes from places near and far. Under the direction of Gretchen Koehler, this multigenerational ensemble features fiddlers from age 6 to 70, who have been playing anywhere from 4 months to 50 years. (2018) For more information, visit http://www.gretchenkoehlermusic.com/old-time-madstop-fiddlers/

TAUNY's Heritage Award recipient, Gretchen Koehler, talks about teaching.

92 year old Madstop Fiddler says you are never too old to take up the fiddle.

BLUEGRASS TUNE Dueling Fiddles with Madstop fiddlers from age 6-92! Happy World Fiddle Day! 2016

The Madstop Fiddlers warm up for a ST. PADDY'S DAY radio interview!

The Madstop Fiddlers play Rd to Lisdoonvarna to wish their friends a Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

OLD TIME REELS, Angelina Baker & Liza Jane. 2017

Madstoppers with special guest Don Woodcock play OLD TIME Westphalia Waltz in 3 pt. harmony.

Gretchen & Sylvain play the original SCOTTISH melody to to Auld Lang Syne to ring in 2018. 

Madstopper Paul rehearses Trad. ENGLISH Carols for an upcoming performance. 

Madstop Fiddlers play IRISH session tune, Silver Spear.

Madstop Fiddlers learn NEW ENGLAND CONTRAS & FOLK DANCES.


Photo gallery

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