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28th ANNUAL BANJO AND FIDDLE CONTESTS

2007 Banjo and Fiddle Contest Winners

Bluegrass Fiddle

1st- Etienne Cremieux

2nd- Luke Price

3rd- Julie Metcalf

Hon. Mention- Kristen Weber

Bluegrass Banjo

1st- Gabe Hirshfeld

2nd- Paul Sedgwick

3rd- Jake Comeau

Hon. Mention- Michelle Canning

Banjo-Other Styles

1st- Bennett Hammond

2nd- Monty Stambler

3rd- Robert Sikkema

Oldtime Fiddle

1st- Amberly Rosen

2nd- Alan Kaufman

3rd- Tom Sample

Oldtime Banjo

1st- Daniel Spurr

2nd- Tim Rowell

3rd- Tom Collins

Hon. Mention- Jon Gersh

Hon. Mention- Phil McArthur

Ethnic Fiddle

1st- Andy Reiner

2nd- Mariel Vandersteel

3rd- Jenny Martin

Hon. Mention- Eliana Ishii

Banjo and Fiddle

1st- Luke Price/David Hollender

2nd- Andy Reiner/Stash Hyslouch

3rd- Jon Gersh/Kathy Fletcher

Hon. Mention- Tom Sample/Phil MacArthur

Hon. Mention- John Macguire/Tim Rowell

Hon. Mention- Tom Collins/Jon Anderson

Twin Fiddle

1st- Josefin Bergland/Bronwyn Bird

2nd- Amberly Rosen/Muriel Vandersteel

3rd- Alan Kaufman/Suz Slezak

 

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Date: August 21, 2007
Contact: Alex Demas, 978-978-5000

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National Park Service

(Lowell, MA) 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 8, 2007, during the Banjo and Fiddle Contests. The public is invited to a full day of music, food and family fun. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Workshops on Mountain Dulcimer, Oldtime Fiddle, Oldtime 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 at here.

               

Banjo and fiddle players of all ages, experts and beginners alike, compete for cash prizes and trophies in this annual competition. Participants have ranged in age from 4 to 75, many traveling from as far away as North Carolina, and Quebec. Musicians interested in participating should pre-register by contacting the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, (978) 970-5000. Contest entry is free.

 

For more information, please call (978) 970-5000/5002 (TDD). Boarding House Park is located at 40 French Street, Lowell. The rain location is Lowell High School Auditorium across from the Boarding House Park. Both locations are wheelchair accessible. The Banjo & Fiddle Contests are sponsored by Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Festival Foundation, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  

Did You Know?

Weave Room, Lowell National Historical Park

By 1850 the mills in Lowell were annually producing enough cloth to circle the earth twice!