Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling
Championship
2012


Shenkman Arts Centre


Greg Henry, Sombra, Ontario (2nd Place)

Tom Fitzgerald
Grand Master 2012
Bancroft, Ontario
(1st Place)

Kyle Charron, Barrie, Ontario,
(3rd 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 excellent fiddlers
 from across Canada. The first competition was held in 1990.

  
Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone

Event Photos
©Photos by Lois Siegel


Gordon Stobbe
Master of Ceremonies


Bonita LeBlanc
President
Grand Masters Fiddling Association

The Contestants



Presenter Dalton Hein, President, Renfrew County Fiddlers


Grand Master 2012
Tom Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario


Greg Henry,
Sombra, Ontario

2nd Place


Kyle Charron
Barrie, Ontario
3rd Place


Julie Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario


Alex Lamoureux
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Alex Randall
Langley, British Columbia


Stéphanie Labbé
Saint-Charles-de-Drummond, Quebec


Jaylee Hebert
Lutes Mountain, New Brunswick


Émilie Chartier
Winnipeg, Manitoba



Michael Audette
Lorette, Manitoba


Rosanna Burrill
Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia


Eric Provencher
Oshawa, Ontario


Sarah Tradewell
Victoria, British Columbia



Amelie de Arcos
Moncton, New Brunswick


Matthew Contois
 Winnipeg, Manitoba


Braden Gates
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Jane Cory
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Natasha Richard
Moncton, New Brunswick

Deni Stone
Quesnel, British Columbia


Kerry Fitzgerald
Bancroft, Ontario


Paul Lemelin
Sudbury, Ontario


Mathew Johnson
Waterdown, Ontario


Christine Melanson
Moncton, New Brunswick


Janelle Melanson
Moncton, New Brunswick

Junior Showcase


Nicholas Babineau (16)


Adam Reid Johnson (15)


Aynsley Porchak (17)


Louis Schryer receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
 in recognition and appreciation
 for his outstanding contribution to Old-Time Fiddling

 Guest Artist
Calvin Vollrath
 

Accompanists


 Trent Bruner (Canwood, Saskatchewan)




Jake Charron (Piano and Guitar)
Barrie, Ontario


 


Troy McGillivray (Halifax, Nova Scotia)


Gordon Stobbe
Head Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia

The Judges


Mike Sanyshyn (Cloverdale, BC), Louis Schryer (Chapeau, Quebec), , Kelli Trottier (Kingston, Ontario)

People's Choice Award


Matthew Contois
 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Matthew Contois
 Winnipeg, Manitoba


Sponsored by Calvin Vollrath

Audience

Yamaha Violin Winners


Jaylee and Janelle

1st Place Prize
SV250 Silent Violin and THR10 amplifier
        Janelle Melanson, Moncton, New Brunswick

2nd Place Prize
SV200 Silent Violin
Jaylee Hebert, Lutes Mountain, New Brunswick

Jamboree

Gordon Stobbe Signals the Tunes
"Big John"


The Fitzgeralds
Kerry, Tom, Julie


Kyle Charron, Alex Lamoureux


Eric Provencher, Matthew Contois


Greg Henry, Rosanna Burrill


Paul Lemelin


Mathew Johnson

Backstage


Julie Fitzgerald and Calvin Vollrath


Braden Gates, Michael Audette, Rosanna Burrill


Alex Randall
Tattoos


Nicholas Babineau


Fiddlers Brian Hebert and Louis Schryer, 2012 Judge


Mike Sanyshyn, Marg Côté


Ron Bourque, Bonita LeBlanc, Gordon Stobbe


Jim Hunter, Executive, Canadian Grand Masters
Frank Peloquin, Support Staff/Sound Advisor, Shenkman Art Centre

 Midnight Jam Session
D'Arcy McGee's
Orleans


Bonita LeBlanc


Emily Yarascavitch




Christine Melanson


Kyle Burghout, Michael Audette


Meaghan LaGrandeur, Rosanna Burrill




Janelle Melanson,
Stéphanie Labbé


        Paddy Fitzgerald,                                  Julie Fitzgerald, Tom Fitzgerald


Canadian Grand Masters Executive Board Members
Ron Bourque, Todd Thompson, Margaret
Marg Côté, Patti Lamoureux


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