2014 Scottish Fiddle Competition

The Scottish String Instrument Workshop is open to the public at no cost.

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.

Melinda Crawford - judge

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 traditionalScottish 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 string education specialist and directs both the symphonic orchestra and Ce`ol na Teud, Westminster's Scottish string music group.

The 1st place trophy for Open Fiddle is a Glasgow Rose- Boxed in the Caithness Paperweight pattern by Caithness Glass.

2014 Prize Money:

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

Medals:

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

Parchment Certificates:

Best Set
Strathspey of the day
Best Air
Fiddler of the Day  and $25

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