Grand Master 2008, André Brunet
L'Epiphanie, Quebec

Centrepointe Theatre

Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship

2008

In the late 1980s, the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship
 was conceived by a group of people
 interested in preserving Canadian Old-Time Fiddling
 and giving recognition to the excellent fiddlers
 found across Canada. The first competition was held in 1990.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone

Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


 Mathew Johnson (2nd Place)
, Grand Master 2008 André Brunet, Kyle Charron (3rd Place)


André Brunet, Ian Hamilton


 Mathew Johnson, Bonita LeBlanc


Kyle Charron, Donna Cummings

The Contestants


Andre Brunet
L'Epiphanie, Quebec
1st Place


Mathew Johnson
Waterdown, Ontario
2nd Place


Kyle Charron
Barrie, Ontario
3rd Place


Trent Freeman
Comox, British Columbia


Rosanna Burrill
Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia



Daniel Gervais
St. Paul, Alberta
 


Chuck Joyce
London, Ontario


Nicole McGregor
Chilliwack, British Columbia


Cristopher Villebrun-Tootoosis
Cutknife, Saskatchewan


Patrick Wieler
Brampton, Ontario


Kyle Kelly
Chapeau, Quebec


Greg Henry
Sombra, Ontario


Katlyn Hustins
Lantz, Nova Scotia


Karrnnel Sawitsky
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


 James Steele
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Germain Leduc
St-Stanislas-de-Kostka, Quebec


Danny Perreault
St. Paul d’Abbotsford, Quebec

Yvon Cuillerier
Saint-Bruno, Quebec


Kellie Tanner
Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia



Jacques Mainville
Scoudouc, New Brunswick


Alex Lamoureux
Comox, British Columbia


Eric Ross
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Roma McMillan Award


Roma McMillan
July 5, 1911- July 4, 2007

Roma taught hundreds of students at the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
In 1988, she won the “Most Entertaining Fiddler” award
 at the Canadian Open Fiddle Contest.


Eric Provencher wins the Roma McMillan Memorial Award
and a scholarship to attend the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Camp
Award presented by fiddler Patti Lamoureaux

Junior Showcase


Michael Audette
Lorette, Manitoba


Eric Provencher
Oshawa, Ontario


Tessa Bangs
Orleans, Ontario


Eric Provencher
Tessa Bangs accepting the Mike Lachapelle: Tony Graham Toyota Award
    Michael Audette

The Judges


Troy MacGillivray (Lanark, Nova Scotia), Rodney Krip (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), Denis Encontre (Winnipeg, Manitoba)


Denis Encontre


Rodney Krip


Troy MacGillivray

Warm-up and Preparations


Daniel Gervais, Calvin Vollrath


Shaun


Geoff Horrocks


Audience


Trent Bruner


Calvin Vollrath

 Guest Artists
Everything Fitz



 Kerry, Julie, Tom Fitzgerald
Pat (drums background)


Dueling Fiddles


Pam, Kerry, Julie, Tom, Pat, Paddy Fitzgerald

Jamboree


Shane Cook


Shane Cook, Andre Brunet


Patrick Wieler, Greg Henry


Gary Ballagh
Master of Ceremonies

 Midnight Jam at Marshy's Bar and Grill


Geoff Horrocks, Judy Kavanagh


Sarah Hubbard


Robin Comins Unger


Lisa Connell


Elaine Gernux, Robin Comins Unger


Michael Audette


Lisa Connell
and
Nachos

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