National Fiddling Day 2016


Photo by Lois Siegel

Join us for the National Fiddling Day on Saturday, May 21st!
The Ottawa Celebration will be held at City Hall
(Marion Dewar Plaza) on 110 Laurier Avenue starting at 10 am

Follow us on our National Fiddling Day official website!

View our Official Press Release



Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp 2016



Register Now!
August 21 – 25, 2016
Long Island Locks, Manotick, ON

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

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and as space permits until July 30th.

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In August 2016, the Masters March West to Alberta!

Welcome to the 27th Annual 'Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition'
to be held in Morinville Alberta August 26, 27 & 28, 2016.

This is the 1st time that this prestigious contest will be held in Alberta.
Plans are being made now for this 'National Event'; you will want to be 'Alberta Bound' in August 2016!!

Tickets are now available for purchase; Click the images below:

Friday: Alberta Legends Showcase & Old Time Dance

Come and witness Alberta's contribution to the the Canadian Fiddle over the years and then it's an 'Old Time Dance'. Service charges will apply for online purchases. If you want multiple tickets, once you're in the shopping cart, just change the quantity.
This link will re-direct you to the ticket site.

Fri, Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM
Morinville Community Cultural Centre,
9502-100 Avenue, Morinville, Alberta
Tickets are $25

(Service charges may apply)

Saturday: The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition

This ticket is good for the whole day. The preliminaries start at 12 noon and the finals start at 7 pm. Service charges will apply for online purchases. If you want multiple tickets, once you're in the shopping cart, just change the quantity.
This link will re-direct you to the ticket site.

Sat, Aug 27 @ 12:00 PM
Morinville Community Cultural Centre,
9502-100 Avenue, Morinville, Alberta
Tickets are $65. Good for both preliminaries & finals. General seating.

(Service charges may apply)

For more info on the event and accommodations, please visit: www.abcanadiangrandmasters.com/

Canadian Grand Masters RESULTS: August 21 – 22, 2015 New Brunswick

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) / L'Association canadienne des grands maîtres violoneux (ACGMV) 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.


Congratulations to the Canadian Grand Masters Winners in Moncton 2015  
(Picture left: Dan Mighton - 3rd place; Centre: Champion Greg Henry; & Right: Paul Lemelin - 2nd place. © Jim Lawrence)

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Capitol Theatre, 811 Main Street, Moncton, NB

Congratulations to all of the 2015 CGM Moncton Winners!

1. Greg Henry​ - ON
2. Paul Lemelin​ - ON
3. Dan Mighton - ON
4. Kyle Charron​ - ON
5. James Steele - SK
6. JP Cormier - NS
7. Martha Pitre​ - NB
8. Micki-Lee Smith - AB
9. Janelle Melanson​ - NB
10. Amelie D'Arcos - NB
11. Raymond Knorr​ - SK

Junior Showcase Performers:
Fiona MacCorquodale (PEI), Jordan Bélanger (QC), and Ethan Harty (AB).

Judges:
Shane Cook, Troy MacGillivray and Calvin Vollrath

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Winnie Chafe

The CGMFA is proud to have Yamaha Music Canada Ltd. as a
sponsoring partner for the annual Canadian Grand Masters competition.

Yamaha Prize Winners:
Micki-Lee Smith (Fort Saskatchewan, AB), pictured left; and Janelle Melanson (Dieppe, NB) pictured right. © Jim Lawrence

   

Contribute to the Canadian Grand Masters!

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.

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Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association
101 Centrepointe Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5K7

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