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Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association

In Memory of Kaitlin Kenney

Welcome! The Colorado Old Time Fiddlers’ Association (COTFA) is dedicated to fiddling of all kinds, with a special emphasis on contest (Texas Style) fiddling. We produce contests across Colorado, culminating in the Colorado Fiddle Championships at the National Western Stock Show, and provide workshops and other helpful programs for aspiring and veteran fiddlers in the Rocky Mountain Empire.

 REGISTRATION for the 13th annual Colorado Fiddle Championships has begun!

The 13th annual Colorado Fiddle Championships at the National Western Stock Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 10th and 11th 2015! 

We are looking forward to having Justin Branum, John Francis, and Katrina Nicolayeff as our judging panel, we well as Anthony Mature and Joey MacKenzie as staff guitarists.  Once again, the voice of the Colorado Fiddle Championships, Nikole Scribner-Trout will be behind the mic as Mistress of Ceremonies.  And as always, John Lardinois of Minot, ND will be our sound engineer.

The Quality Inn, Denver will be our host hotel again this year offering contestants and their families the special Colorado Fiddle Championships rate of $85 per night.  Please book your reservations today and let them know your are with the contest.

Upcoming Events:

 Elyria-Swansea-Globeville Business Association (EGSBA) Holiday Party. Tuesday December 16, 2014, at the Exhibition Hall at the National Western Stock Show. Fiddlers/guitarists would need to arrive around 5:30 p.m.

EGSBA sponsors this celebration for local families in the Denver Globeville area.  200 children and their families are invited to attend from the Garden Place and Swansea Elementary schools, ages 5-10 years old.

EGSBA raises the funds and sponsorships to provide each family with food, such as turkey, ham, chickens, and dried fruit; toiletries; clothes, mittens, gloves and scarves; and blankets.  Each child gets to select a toy from Santa.  There will be a carnival for the children.

The Colorado fiddlers and El Sistema, a music program within these schools, will provide entertainment and an instrument ‘petting zoo’.  Mayor Michael Hancock will say a few words.

If you would like to participate in this important outreach event, please contact Linnea Kenney for more details. COTFA would appreciate as much participation as possible.

For more information about contests, concerts, camps and other events happening throughout Colorado and the country, check out our calendar!

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