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Banjo and Fiddle Contest Application

2008 BANJO & FIDDLE CONTESTS REGISTRATION FORM

Please print and complete this form and send to: Lowell National Historical Park, C/O Alex Demas, 400 Foot of John Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Questions? Contact Alex via email or call Alex (M-F) at 978-970-5028

Name, Address and Phone Number, e-mail:



Tune Title (can be changed):


Competition Instrument/Style Category (circle):

Oldtime Banjo

Oldtime Fiddle

Bluegrass Banjo

Bluegrass Fiddle

Ethnic Fiddle

Twin Fiddle

Banjo & Fiddle (Any Style)

Banjo - Other Styles (Tenor, Plectrum, Classical, Banjo-Mandolin, etc.)


General Rules

1. No contact microphones or electrified instruments

2. Vocals not required or counted in judging

3. No medleys

4. Acoustic accompaniment allowed *Except Twin FIddle and Banjo & Fiddle*

5. Competition instruments must clearly lead

6. Contestants wishing to enter more than one category may enter one single and one double category only

7. Time limit - Approx. 3 minutes

8. Competition tune will be judged on the following: Rhythn and Timing, Clarity and Tone, Originality (arrangement, variations), Tune Difficulty, and Overall Proficiency

9. We will provide accompaniment if desired (Peter Barnes, paino, guitar)

10. Cash Prizes, each category: 1st - $100, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25, Honorable Mention - $10

11. Cash, trophies and rosettes will be awarded in all categories

12. Decisions of the judges are final

13. Everyone involved will be required to have a wonderful time and lots of fun!


All events are FREE! Contestants receive Free event T-Shirts

Registration starts at 11:00 a.m.; Pre-registrated Check-in deadline is 1:00 p.m.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.