Republic Fiddler's Contest


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What:  Old time fiddler's contest is a way to preserve the handing down of traditional music from generation to generation. The fiddlers play from memory (no sheet music allowed!) and over time develop an enormous repertoire of songs from many different cultures. The players are judged on Old-Time Fiddling Ability, Danceability, Rhythm & Timing & Tone Quality.  If you haven't been to one of these, give yourself a real treat. The music is great and the people are very pleasing to be around. The competition is keen. I guarantee you will enjoy this or any other fiddler's contest. This takes place in early August. Watch for one near you.
Here is a website listing some.

Call Jayne Jurgensen for more information at: (509) 775-3819

Plan to go to Weiser, the national fiddle contest in Idaho, only a 5 hour drive for us: June 15-21 2003:

 Where:  Republic Washington. Take 395 North to Chewelah and then on to Colville and go onto Kettle Falls. Then go over the bridge over the beautiful Columbia River going west on Hwy 20. This takes you over Sherman Pass which is a breathtakingly beautiful view. As you approach the small but warm city of Republic, the contest is on the left in a large high school.
 Cautions:  These competitions have rules regarding applause, flash photography, leaving the room, etc. Be sure you understand them, so that you don't distract the fiddlers.