The Scottish String Instrument Workshop - 11:00 - 12 noon in the Visitor Center. It is free and open to the public.
Register before noon on Saturday, May 9, 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.
Our 2015 Scottish Fiddling Judge
Melinda Crawford, a U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion, performs at highland games, Celtic festivals, and such varied venues as a Hard Rock Café and Esterházy Palace in Austria. She has also had the honor of performing for the 37th Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland, David Sellar.
Melinda has won numerous awards for her solo playing and her original compositions. She achieved fiddling titles such as the Allegheny Mountain Fiddling and the Potomac Valley Fiddling Champion several times prior to winning the 2003 U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Championship and becoming a sanctioned Scottish F.I.R.E. competition judge. She 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 and has judged previous F.I.R.E. national championships.
Melinda is currently residing in western Pennsylvania where she is an assistant professor of music at Westminster College. At Westminster, she is the string education specialist and directs both the symphonic orchestra and Ceòl na Teud, Westminster's Scottish string music group. Though she most frequently performs with pianist, Dan Perttu, she also performs with Pittsburgh-based, Scottish/Irish group, Road to the Isles.
Melinda is the national president for the Scottish fiddle association for North America, Scottish F.I.R.E.
Playing With Fire - One of a kind Paperweight created for the Bethabara Highland Games Fiddle Competition by The Olio, Inc. Winston Salem, NC www.theolio.com
2015 Prize Money:
||1st - $50
||2nd - $30
||3rd - $25
||1st - $75
||2nd - $50
||3rd - $25
||1st - $100
||2nd - $70
||3rd - $25
Strathspey of the day
Placing in Open
Placing in Novice
Placing in Juniors
Fiddler of the Day and $25