Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship

2010


Shenkman Arts Centre


Eric Provencher, Oshawa, Ontario (3rd Place)

Julie Fitzgerald
Grand Master 2010
Bancroft, Ontario
(1st Place)

Kyle Charron, Barrie, Ontario (2nd Place)

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.

ęPhotos by Lois Siegel


Gordon Stobbe
Nova Scotia

Master of Ceremonies

Peter Dawson received a Lifetime Achievement Award
in recognition and appreciation
 for his outstanding contribution to Old-Time Fiddling

Peer Norgaard, President - Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association

The Contestants


Grand Master 2010
Julie Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario


Kyle Charron
Barrie, Ontario
2nd Place


Eric Provencher
Oshawa, Ontario
3rd Place


Anthony Rissesco
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Rosanna Burrill
Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia


Karrnnel Sawitsky
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Wesley Hardisty
Fort Simpson, NWT


Kathleen Gorey-McSorley
Fredericton, New Brunswick


Kieran Poile
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Greg Henry
Sombra, Ontario


Cassie Anne MacDonald
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Adam LeBlanc
Memramcook, New Brunswick


Michael Audette
Lorette, Manitoba


Kaitlyn Obedzinski
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Braden Gates
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Paul Lemelin
Sudbury, Ontario


Paul Dacier


Alex Lamoureux
Courtney, British Columbia
 


Trent Freeman
Comox, British Columbia


Eric Ross
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Chris Anstey
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Sarah Tradewell
Victoria, British Columbia


milie Chartier
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Junior Showcase


Jane Cory (14)
Saint Norbert, Manitoba


Benoit Schryer Lefebvre (16)
Desbarats, Ontario




Julie Schryer
Piano


Georgia Kuchinsky (16)
with her father Jay, Guitar
Edmonton, Alberta


Renee and Danelle Doucet
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia


Celine (11), Renee (17) and Danelle Doucet (11)

Accompanists


Martine Billette (Piano)


Jake Charron (Piano and Guitar)

The Judges


Calvin Vollrath (Alberta), Mark Sullivan (Vancouver), Ray Legere (Nova Scotia)


Calvin Vollrath


Mark Sullivan


Ray Legere

Backstage


Patti Lamoureux  (B.C.)
Shane Cook (Ontario) Guest Artist, "When Here Meets There"
Sabra MacGillivray (Nova Scotia), Step Dancer
Troy MacGillivray (Nova Scotia) Guest Artist, "When Here Meets There"


Shane Cook


Sarah Tradewell  (B.C.) trying out a Yamaha Electric Violin
Michael Audette (Manitoba)
Wesley Hardisty (NWT)


Kim Holmes, Cassie Anne MacDonald

Audience





 Guest Artists


Troy MacGillivray and Shane Cook
Sabra MacGillivray
Bodhran
"When Here Meets There"



Troy MacGillivray


Step Dancer Sabra MacGillivray
Skip Holmes, Guitar


Sarah Robinson


Troy MacGillivray, Jake Charron, Shane Cook, Ray Legare, Skip Holmes


Patti Lamoureux, Shane Cook, Ray Legere

Yamaha Fiddle Won by
Kieran Poile
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Kieran with his brother Graeme  (Guitar)


Yamaha General Manager Steven Butterworth presents a Bow Won by Adam LeBlanc
 

 Midnight Jam at Darcy McGee's
Orleans



Fiddlers
Front Row: Jay Kuchinsky, Georgia Kuchinsky, Kieran Poile
Back Row: Eric Ross



Peter Dawson


Kathleen Gorey-McSorley


Karrnnel Sawitsky


Trent Freeman


Braden Gates


Eric Ross


Loretta Fitzpatrick, Ron Bourque


Tony Lambert, Kay Small
Air Piano


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