Please see the attached file for the results of the 41th Annual International Old-Time Fiddle Contest that was held June 11, 2016 at the International Peace Gardens.
World Fiddle Day, aka National Fiddling Day, was held at the St. Norbert Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21st.
The Southglen Fiddlers started their hour long performance by playing "Canada's Fiddling Day Two Step", composed by Kelli Trottier last year, in honour of this day. The Norman Chief Memorial Dancers followed and entertained the crowd accompanied by their band. The crowd enjoyed the music of many of Manitoba's fiddlers at the following Jam Session.
Thank you to the St. Norbert Farmer's Market for helping us celebrate this day!
The annual fiddle fest was held at Meadow Lea Hall with 5 first time competitors and 24 competitors in the other categories. There were 4 sets of Twin Fiddlers. It was a full day for Patti Kusturok, Brian Granger and Garnet Knight judging the competition. Registration started at 11:00am and ran until 1:00pm at which time the competitors had an opportunity to practice with one of the accompanists, Mathieu Reimer or Dorothy Granger.
The first time competitors and the 12 and under were adjudicated after they had played and the Metis Prairie Steppers entertained while the judges put their heads together to choose the gold, silver and bronze medallists. The remaining competed after the steppers and the King family entertained before supper. A roast beef supper was served at 6:00pm with an old time dance that followed with music by The Mark Morisseau Band.
Once again, Mark Morisseau entertained as Celebrity Fiddler and then did a super job of acting as MC for the competition.
A big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers that made this event successful.
Please see the attached file for the results from the 43rd Annual Royal Fiddlers' Contest held on March 30, 2016 during the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, MB.
Please see the attached document for the results of the Jigging and Fiddling contests held at the 2016 Festival du Voyageur. The photo is of the Championship class winners.
The Southglen Fiddlers are a group of mostly (but not all!) retired seniors who enjoy playing “old-time” dance music. If you have tapped your toes to the music of Andy Dejarlis or Don Messer, then you know the kind of music we play.
We volunteer our time to entertain at over-55 residences, nursing homes and schools in the greater Winnipeg area … at Festival du Voyageur events … and at old-time dances throughout south central Manitoba.
Over 40 strong, we meet weekly on alternate Thursdaymornings and Saturday afternoons to practice our programs and socialize (except during the summer and Christmas/New Year Season). We meet in the St. Mary Magdalene Church hall at 3 St. Vital Road in St. Vital. Our current practice schedule is:
Thursday mornings (9:30-12:00): Jan. 28, Feb. 25,March 31
Saturday afternoons (1:00-4:00): Feb. 6, Mar. 12, 26
Whether you are classically trained or “play by ear”, we welcome new members, 18 to 88, who can already play the violin/fiddle or piano, at an intermediate level at least, and would like to join us on stage. If you are such a fiddler or piano-player, give us a call for details … then come on out and give us a try!
The results of the 47th Annual Manitoba Open are available in the attached file. Please see the slide show for some photos from the event. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all involved in making this event a success!
Thank you Patti Kusturok for emceeing our Championships.
Thanks to the Reimer and Sorin families for entertaining us after supper and teaching us a few dance steps.
The 18th annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest presented Workshops, Concerts and Dances and a Fiddle Competition from August 13 to 16, 2015. Please see the attached files for results of the competition.
More details are on the Website: http://www.johnarcandfiddlefest.com/
Fiddle Competition (from their website)
We had a total of 51 fiddlers compete this year. The Novice category (12 and under) and the Junior category (13-17) – both had a huge increase in numbers, which shows us that the future of fiddle is great – and we are indeed passing it on to the next generation.
THANK YOU! Sponsors, funders, participants, spectators, performers, instructors, volunteers and seasonal staff, the 18th Annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest was a great success and you all played an important role in it! We are busy planning the 19th Annual, which will take place August 11th to the 14th, 2016 – hope to see you there!
For more information call 306-382-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Jane Cory on her 2nd place finish in the Championship Class at the 31st Annual Grand North American Old Time Fiddle Competition held from July 17 to 19, 2015. Jane also received 1st place in the Twin Harmony category in the 19 to 54 age group performing with James Steele of Saskatoon, SK.
Please see the attached files for information and results of the 65th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship held in Shelburne, Ontario on August 5 - 9, 2015