31st Banjo & Fiddle Contest, September 11, 2010
Results from the 31st Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests.
There were 80 entries; furthest from Mountain View, AK.
Old time Fiddle:
Banjo & Fiddle:
Old Time Banjo:
Contact: Alex Demas, 978-970-5028
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
The sounds of bluegrass, dixieland, old time mountain picking, and the strains of ethnic dance tunes from all over the world will flow from Boarding House Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 11, 2010, during the annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests. The public is invited to a full day of music, food and family fun. The event is free and donations will are welcomed. Free workshops on mountain dulcimer, old-time fiddle, old-time banjo, twin and bluegrass fiddle, and bluegrass banjo begin at 10:00 a.m. The contests begin at noon and continue throughout the afternoon. Pre-registration for contestants is suggested. A printable “Contestant Registration Form” is available here.
Did You Know?
The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.