25th Anniversary Canadian Grand Masters in Ottawa 2014  (© Lois Siegel)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Canada's First National Fiddling Day / Première journée nationale du violon traditionnel

Recognizing the significance of fiddle music in the evolution
of Canadian culture, the Parliament of Canada has
passed into law that the third Saturday in May
each year will be known as National Fiddling Day.

May 16 2015 will be Canada's First National Fiddling Day. Coinciding with World Fiddle Day, it is a day where fiddle lovers across Canada can pay special tribute to the joy of fiddling by playing by sharing their favorite tunes.

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) is encouraging all fiddle players across Canada to celebrate Canada's first National Fiddling Day and challenges all Canadians who play the fiddle (aka violin!) to play the fiddle on May 16. Join with your friends and play some great Canadian fiddle tunes.

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Download the Sheet Music | Musical Selection (mp3) for the National Fiddling Day!

Thank you for joining us at the CGMFA 2nd Annual FUNdraiser!

Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Association gives thanks to our artists, guests and sponsors who participated in the 2nd Annual FUNdraiser on Sunday, April 12, 2015, Ottawa

Read more about the fundraiser and see sponsors!

Canadian Grand Masters goes East!



Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship goes East!
August 21 – 22, 2015
New Brunswick

Friday, Aug 21st - Old Time Dance
The Music Barn, Sackville NB (Directions are available online)
For tickets: cgmbarndance@gmail.com or 506-224-0411


Saturday, Aug 22nd - Competition Day
Capitol Theatre, 811 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1G1
Preliminaries 12pm • Finals 7pm

Call the box office for tickets: 1-800-567-1922

Prelims - $33.00
Finals - $47.00
Both shows - $65.00

To view seating options, visit: www.capitol.nb.ca

To be added to our mailing list for more information please email /
Pour être ajouté à la liste de courriels pour plus d’information
cgm2015moncton@gmail.com

Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp 2015



Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp celebrates 20 years!
August 23 – 27, 2015
Long Island Locks, Manotick, ON

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

Early-bird deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

CGM Fiddle Camp

View Information | Download Registration Form

About the Competition

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

Canadian Grand Masters
2014 Champion Paul Lemelin (Sudbury, ON)

Congratulations to the
Canadian Grand Masters
Contestants and Winners!

2014 winners
1st - Paul Lemelin (Sudbury, ON)
2nd - Greg Henry (Corunna, ON)
3rd - Kyle Charron (Barrie, ON)

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Algonquin Commons Theatre/
Algonquin College, Ottawa

Quick links 
2014 Results
2014 Event Details 
2014 Sponsors

Competition Results

 

Donate to the CGMFA!

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association
(BN: 87397 0065 RR0001) is tax-exempt and has been recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency as a National Arts Service Organization with charitable status. Donate Now!

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Photos by Lois Siegel - Siegel Productions