The Scottish String Instrument Workshop will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon in the Visitor Center. It is open to the public at no cost.
Scottish Fiddle Flier [pdf/60KB/1p]
Register before noon on Saturday May, 11, for the Scottish Fiddle Competition.
The competitions will start at 1:00 p.m. For Fiddle Competition information contact Debbie Morris - Triad Scottish Fiddlers & Friends at (336)491-2958.
Melinda Crawford- Our 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 United States 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 International Scottish Fiddle Composition Competition held in Pitlochry, Scotland.
A well-respected teacher, Melinda is an instructor at the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling in North Carolina. She conducts workshops on Scottish fiddling all over the US and teaches Scottish fiddling privately and internationally to many students over the internet. She frequently judges Scottish F.I.R.E. competitions at highland games and has judged previous F.I.R.E. national championships. Melinda has been repeatedly invited to present educational sessions at national conferences to school string teachers about how to teach traditions Scottish fiddling in the classroom.
Melinda is the national president for the Scottish fiddle association for North America, Scottish F.I.R.E.
Melinda is an assistant professor of music at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where she is the orchestra director, Scottish fiddle ensemble director, string education specialist, and violin and viola instructor. Melinda received her doctorate in music education with an emphasis in alternative string pedagogy fromThe Ohio State University.
The 1st place trophy for Open Fiddle is a Brave Heart Red - Boxed in the Caithness Paperweight pattern by Caithness Glass.