NOVEMBER 21

Each year, I hope the “Masters of the Folk Violin” series will include my favorite fiddler, Charlie Daniels, and each year I am disappointed. Maybe Charlie’s too busy hunting with his blue-tick hound every November, but I suspect he’s simply never been invited. (His smash hit “Legend of Woolly Swamp” no doubt forever disqualified Daniels from “folkie” status.) Nevertheless, this year’s lineup promises another evening of brilliant fiddleworks, with former Bluegrass Boy Kenny Baker (pictured), Cajun master Michael Doucet, 85-year-old jazzman Claude Williams, all-Ireland champion Brendan Mulvihill, and Cape Breton prodigy Natalie MacMaster. WAMU-FM DJ (and Johnson Mountain Boy fiddler) Eddie Stubbs will host the annual anti-violin frenzy at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Tawes Theater, University Blvd. & Adelphi Rd., College Park. $15. (301) 565-0564. (Eddie Dean)