Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association
The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association (SCVFA) is a state and federal non-profit, all volunteer-operated public-benefit organization dedicated to the preservation, teaching, and enjoyment of traditional music for the fiddle and other instruments. The SCVFA was founded in 1973 in San Jose, California. The purpose of the organization is to carry on activities intended to revive, study and perpetuate that traditional music. We perform and teach a wide variety of styles including old-time, country music, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and other traditional styles. Our music is played on acoustic instruments such as fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, string basses, accordions and harmonicas. Participants range in age from under 8 to over 80 and may play or just listen to the music. SCVFA takes pride in ‘passing it on’ to musicians and listeners of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.