Scottish Fiddle Competition and Workshop

The Eighth Scottish Fiddle Competition will be held May 4, 2019.
Steward of the BHG Competition - Debbie Morris

The Scottish String Instrument Workshop - 10:30 - 11:30 in the Visitor Center. It is free and open to the public.

Register before noon on Saturday, May 4, for the Scottish Fiddle Competition. The competition begins in the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m.

For Fiddle Competition information contact Debbie Morris - Triad Scottish Fiddlers & Friends at 336-491-2958.

Judge - Melinda Crawford

2018 Bethabara Highland Games Scottish Fiddling Judge

Melinda Crawford, a sanctioned Scottish F.I.R.E. judge and a former U.S. National Scottish Fiddling champion, performs frequently for Scottish highland games, Celtic festivals, and concerts throughout the US and abroad.

A Scottish fiddler since the age of eleven, she has won numerous awards for her solo playing and her original compositions. She also was a finalist for the inaugural Niel Gow Internaitonal Scottish Fiddle Composition Competitions held in Pitlochry, Scotland.

A well respected teacher, Melinda is the director of the Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling held every year in July at Westminster college in New Wilmington, PA. She conducts workshops on Scottish fiddling all over the US, has been an instrucor at the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling in North Carolina, and teaches Scottish fiddling privately and internationally to many students over the internet.

Melinda is an associate professor of music at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where she directs Ce`olna Teud, Westminster's Scottish string ensemble. She is also the orchestra director, the string education specialist, and violin and viola (and Scottish fiddling) instructor.

Melinda received her doctorate in music education from The Ohio State University. She is author of "A Violinist's Guide to Scottish Fiddling," published by Mel Bay

Raising the Fiery Torch - One of a kind pulled glass vase created for Bethabara Highland Games Fiddle Competition by The Olio Inc. in Winston - Salem, NC.


2019 Prize Money:

Novice 1st - $50    2nd - $30     3rd - $25
Junior 1st - $75    2nd - $50     3rd - $25
Open 1st - $100    2nd - $70     3rd - $25


Novice 1st 2nd 3rd
Junior 1st 2nd 3rd
Open 1st 2nd 3rd

Parchment Certificates:

Best Set

 Strathspey of the day

Best Air

Placing in Open

Placing in Novice

Placing in Juniors

Fiddler of the Day and $25

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