Grand Master 2008, André Brunet
L'Epiphanie, Quebec

Centrepointe Theatre

Canadian Grand Masters
Fiddling Championship


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


Geoff Horrocks


Trent Bruner

Calvin Vollrath

 Guest Artists
Everything Fitz

 Kerry, Julie, Tom Fitzgerald
Pat (drums background)

Dueling Fiddles

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


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

Music Accessories

Mel McDougall's Musical Tie

Ottawa Rocks

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