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Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Cape Cod Fiddlers perform First Night Chatham

The Cape Cod Fiddlers perform First Night Chatham
December 31st 2009
United Methodist Church of Chatham, Main Street/across from Town Hall.
9PM & 10PM
make sure you have purchased a First Night Button
see you there!

Monday, November 23, 2009

YULE FOR FUEL -Dinah plays with Tim Joyce and Co.

YULE FOR FUEL: A CAPE COD HOLIDAY COMPANION A variety show that features more than 30 local actors, musicians, and readers in a benefit for the Lower Cape Outreach Council’s fuel assistance program and for the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Julie Harris Stage, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Wellfleet. 508-349-9428,

November 28 - Host: Kathy Shorr
The Higher Ground String Band
Tim Joyce
Anna Hirst
This Week in Pop and Rock History with Dafydd Rees
Cheryl Kain (right)
Film segment -
Nick and Sam Woodbury with Austin Smith

Jamie Guyon, Megan Ogden and Karl Thompsen
Kathy homily
Road to Raga - Sneak preview
The Parkington Sisters
Robert Finch
Larry Marsland and Chris Morris

Echoes of the past heard in Cape fiddlers’ songs - The Boston Globe

Echoes of the past heard in Cape fiddlers’ songs - The Boston Globe

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Boston Globe interview with The Cape Cod Fiddlers

This past Monday night the 16th of November, Brian MacQuarrie came to interview our band along with a photographer. We played up a storm during our regularly scheduled monday night practice. Nice to have this article coming up! Possibly week of Thanksgiving. All of us were on hand! Lou Roten, Gretchen Romey-Tanzer, Beth Sweeney, Billy Hardy, Tim Dickey, Chris Miner, Denya LeVine, Dinah Mellin and Stuart Moore.

article was in Metro section:
Sunday Nov. 22, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am working on a series having to do with Cape Cod
this fabric design will soon be made into a cocktail dress

Monday, September 28, 2009

Longing For Ireland and special guest Mance Grady in Concert, January 24

2:30pm Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA
as part of their concert series "Music and More"
Dinah Mellin -fiddle, Denya LeVine-fiddle and song, Greg R. Johnson-guitar, and special guest Mance Grady on bodhran

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Shenandoah- Martha's Vineyard "Black Dog" schooner

Spent three nights aboard the Shenandoh
a guest of Stephanie the woman who chartered the boat. I was on board to play fiddle.
Sept 14-17 2009

violinist for Musical Adaptation/Reading of Tenneesee Wlliams play

Friday evening September 25th 2009
played violin in the adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play
Ghosts from a Summer Hotel
about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald
Concert Version by Sarah V. Michelson
directed by David Kaplan
music composed and performed by Michael Valenti on piano,
Dinah Mellin on violin solo.
Tennessee Williams Festival, Provincetown, MA September 25, 2009
performed at the Paramount/Crown&Anchor

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tim Joyce, singer/songwriter

Tim Joyce acompanied by Randy Patterson just were on my radio program "the Fiddle & The Harp" sept. 28, 2009 reading from his newly published book of poems "Stone Mad" (sold at Booksmith in Orleans) and also singing a fw of his original songs.

photo of Tim Joyce on right, Randy Patterson on left

Tim Joyce
prolific singer/songwriter; English Literature teacher at Nauset Regional High School -Eastham, MA; Fine Arts; Poet;
Story Teller.....

He sings the blues or a little rock and a little folk..some tunes remind you of old Irish ballads...
Sounds a wee bit like Bob Dylan from time to time... Is best heard live ...he is a great performer.

Tim has been recording his music for many years now, playing rhythm guitar and singing.
With: Karl Hoyt (also a teacher at Nauset HS -specializing in the favorite guitar building course) on Bass, Randy Patterson -lead guitar and backing vocals, Dinah Mellin - fiddle,
and Brad Conant - drums, Bruce Abbott- flute/saxophone, Davey Burkitt-harmonica, and others...
[Keith Stanton (German teacher at Nauset HS] played lead guitar and co-authored a few songs on some of the first recordings]

for info on how to find a CD:

Fiddle lessons on Cape Cod

Dinah teaches fiddle/violin

Dinah is always concentrating on guiding her students to play by ear as much as possible...
Dinah is classically trained, but has been playing fiddle for the last 20 years. She also improvises and plays in Blues sessions, traditional, folk sessions. She also has been recorded on my a singers' CD's.

half hour or hourly lessons

Live on WOMR: Doug Lamey and Emerald Rae on fiddle

WOMR Live Interview with Higher Ground String Band

Jean Sagara -fiddle, Cheyl Parkington-banjo/guitar, Mike Murzyn-bass and Randy Patterson- mandolin. They all sing their hearts out!

listen to Higher Ground String Band, who came to WOMR to perform and bring their beautiful sound right to the radio/internet listeners!
Dinah Mellin hosted Higher Ground String Band in September 2008 they have a very special sound singing gospel and folk tunes.

"Talk To Me...Conversations With Creative, Unconventional People"

Dinah was recently interviewed on "Talk To Me"
listen to the archived show June 9th 2009:

"My guest tonight is Dinah Romig Mellin. Dinah is a fun-loving, Celtic fiddle player and artist. She teaches fiddle lessons; indulges in creative art projects from graphic arts to Fine Art. Printmaking is on the top of her list. She's a member of the Cape Cod Fiddlers and hosts the "Fiddle & The Harp" on WOMR 92.1 FM."

Rita Schiano, host of this radio blog talk show, is a friend of Dinah's from college days. They were reunited on Facebook. Rita is an accomplished writer, having recently published "Painting the Invisible Man"
...Painting the Invisible Man is not only a tremendously good read as a story of the complex dynamics of an Italian family on the fringes of the mafia, but a painful coming of age story that has resonance with anyone who feels that his family is out of the norm. And who doesn't. As a child, Anna adapts to her world with extraordinary and heartbreaking creativity, usually at the expense of fitting in with her peers. As an adult, writing is the vehicle that allows her to unravel, and causes her come to terms with, her history. This was a book that I couldn't put down. It is also a book that I will want to reread and savor anew. — A reader from San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"The Fiddle & The Harp" WOMR 92.1FM Outermost Community Radio

Streaming live on the internet & the stations signal going out across the airwaves as far as Plymouth MA - WOMR has a slice of radio for everyone. Monday nights is Celtic/World music on The Fiddle & The Harp.
Three lady dj's: Dinah mellin, Denya LeVine and Jean Jarrett bring you three hours of music, interviews with musicians, or sometimes a personal touch (having a friend call in to chat about their latest creation)...
Listen on the computer or on your sterio.

Mondays 5-8pm EST

Orleans Inn Irish Song and Tune session -every Friday

The Orleans Inn (Main Dining Room), Orleans, 508-255-2222. Friday: Irish session, 6:30-9 p.m., no charge.
in the summer the session is held downstairs near he outdoor deck.
Hosts are; Dinah Mellin-fiddle, Bill Flynn-ukulele and song, Pat O'Brien-accordion and litlting and recitation, and Kay O'Brien adding song throughout the evening. Sharing the session are Frank & Maryanne Demello on vocals and guitar, Don Jenkins on vocals and guitar, Bill O'Donnell on song, Bill Burley on Highland Bagpipes and drum. Many more musicians come and sit in, such as: John Best, Jean Sagara, Cheryl Parkington, Mike Murzyn,Edmund Robinson, Randy Patterson.

every friday! unless cancelled because of bad weather-reservations needed
Musicians are always welcome to come join in!

Longing For Ireland in Concert

Longing For Ireland in Concert
Dinah Mellin, Denya LeVine and Greg Johnson performing irish, Scottish, zJewish, and original tunes and songs

Eastham Windmill Green
Samoset Road and Route 6
Eastham, MA 02642
August 17th 2009

Allegretto Outreach - Musical Instrument Demonstrations

Allegretto will be performing on Eastham Windmill Green
presenting a musical instrument demonstration for children.
We want to encourage every child to become musical!! We are born musical and music is a wonderful partner in life!

On Samoset Road & Route 6, Eastham, MA
June 20th 2009 at 2pm

teaching, musical instrument demonstrations, encouraging, children, sparking an interest, how does it work, bagpipes, saxophone, flute, soprano sax, and more
drums, Bodhran, Fiddle, cello, trumpet, piano, electric keyboard, recorder, northumbrian pipes, harp, irish step dancing, guitar, slide guitar, dobro, pocket trumpet, accordion, bass, banjo, clarinet, mandolin,

Benefits of Music:
better grades in school, helps learn amth and science, creates discipline and stability, creates sociability, a life long love....
Helps one focus, makes friends, is fun, helps you balance your feelings...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Cape Cod Fiddlers perform at Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival

[photo of The Cape Cod Fiddlers performing live at WOMR's 25th birthday party in march 2009, at The SchoolHouse Building on 794 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 18009219667: location of WOMR's radio station headquarters!

The Cape Cod Fiddlers will be performing at:
at Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival

June 13th 2009

Rain or Shine
A day of all things Scottish, our 9 piece band performs under the tent twice during the day.

Friday, February 20, 2009

"longing For Irleand" in concert

Longing For Ireland performs at Wellfleet Public Library

with special guests: Pat O'Brien and Claire Gilliland

Sunday, March 8, 2009
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA

Longing For Ireland is Dinah Mellin, Denya LeVine and Greg R. Johnson. Two fiddles, guitar and vocals. Elegant, frolicsome, driving, subtle, with tasty arrangements. NOT your average Irish band! $10 adults, $5 under 16. Tickets at the door

info 508-255-5090

Longing For Ireland in Concert

Sunday, February 22, 2009
2:30pm - 5:30pm
O'Shea's Olde Inne
348 Main Street (Rt. 28)
West Dennis, MA

Homespun Trad Concert Series at O'Sheas Olde Inne!

"Longing For Ireland" is Dinah Mellin, Denya LeVine and Greg R. Johnson. Two fiddles, guitar and vocals. Elegant, frolicsome, driving, subtle, with tasty arrangements. NOT your average Irish band! $10 adults, $5 under 16. 508-398-8887

Dinah Scene

Fiddling on Cape Cod
Dj-ing on WOMR
Bringing music to the Cape Cod Schools
and adding fiddle to some amazing songwriters' music.
designing whimsical Cape Cod "stuff"
a cocktail dress, a few ties with unusual images on them

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Fun loving Celtic/Folk/Blues fiddle player and artist. It's more about the interaction with fellow musicians than about being a soloist! I love where I can go, in and around the tunes.. I am an illustrator and graphic artist. Love abstract art/design. One day I'd love to do a cover for The New Yorker.