Canadian Grand Masters in Saskatoon 2013  (© Cyndie Knorr, Cyn Photography)

Senator Hubley Introduces Legislation for a National Day of Fiddling

April 2, 2014 -- Today, in the Senate Chamber, Senator Elizabeth Hubley introduced a Private Member’s Bill for an Act respecting National Fiddling Day.

This enactment would designate the third Saturday in May in each and every year as “National Fiddling Day.” A Saturday was chosen to allow and encourage people to enjoy the day to its fullest.

In 2012, the third Saturday in May of each year, became World Fiddle Day, after a campaign began among fiddle players to encourage popular recognition and to celebrate the appreciation, beauty and history of fiddle music, and in honour of Antoni Stradivari, the renowned crafter of stringed instruments.

Senator Hubley, a fiddler herself, believes a National Fiddling Day in Canada is important, as the art of fiddle playing has a significant role in the cultural and social history of Canada. Download Full Release

Register now for the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp!
August 17 – 21, 2014 - Long Island Locks, Manotick, ON

NEW! Register Online  |  Download Mail-in Form  |  View Camp Info & Guidelines

Instruction will be available in French and English for fiddle students. Ask for details.

Join us in Ottawa for the 25th Anniversary!

Friday, August 22nd
Friday Night Gala – Canadian Museum of History – Gatineau, QC

Saturday, August 23rd
25th Annual Competition – Algonquin Commons Theatre – Ottawa, ON

Tickets will go on sale mid-April. Stay tuned for more details.

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) hosts its annual Canadian Grand Masters Competition at the end of August in Ottawa where approximately 30 of the best fiddlers from all across Canada compete for the title of Canadian Grand Master. About the Competition

CGM Saskatoon
James Steele (Saskatoon, SK)

2013 winners
1st - James Steele (Saskatoon, SK)
2nd - Ben Plotnick (Toronto, ON)
3rd - Kyle Charron (Barrie, ON)

Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners of the 24th Annual Canadian
Grand Masters Fiddling Competition

Saturday August 24, 2013
Lakeview Church, Saskatoon

Competition Results

Event Details | Rules
2013 Sponsors & Acknowledgements

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