The annual Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2015, at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center. A free fiddling workshop will be held at 10 a.m.and competition will begin at 12 p.m. Admission to the event is free, and there is also no registration or participant fee. The Coffin Family Foundation will sponsor a total of $2,750 in prize money.
This popular event celebrates music from the homesteading period. Music was a common thread among pioneers of all ages. The Monumental Fiddling Championship and Acoustic Band Contest is an opportunity to highlight this historic activity and heighten the awareness and enthusiasm for fiddling.
Fiddlers, young and old, are encouraged to participate. Professional musicians Greenblatt and Seay will conduct a free morning workshop allowing fiddlers to gain new skills or fine tune current skills. The youngest fiddler, oldest fiddler, and best left-handed fiddler will be recognized.
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