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

Canadian Grand Masters goes East!

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August 21 – 22, 2015 New Brunswick

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
2015 CGM Champion
Greg Henry (Corunna, Ontario)

RESULTS Canadian Grand Masters Moncton

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

Congratulations to all of the
2015 CGM Moncton Winners!

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

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

Shane Cook, Troy MacGillivray
and Calvin Vollrath

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Winnie Chafe

People's Choice Award:


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.

Ongoing registrations accepted as space permits

CGM Fiddle Camp

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Fiddle Camp & Concert Schedule!

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Instructor Concerts, Monday-Wednesday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$10 Admission (Non-Students)

Student Concert Finale, Thursday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kelli Trottier
Patti Kusturok
Shane Cook
Gordon Stobbe
Brian Hebert
Kimberley Holmes
Mark Sullivan
Calvin Vollrath
Student Concert


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 was Canada's First National Fiddling Day. Coinciding with World Fiddle Day, a day where fiddle lovers across Canada paid special tribute to the joy of fiddling by playing by sharing their favorite tunes.

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA) encouraged 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. Here are friends who played 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!

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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