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Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon

Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon

AUG 24, 2013VIDEO: Canada’s top fiddlers battle it out in Saskatoon – Global Montreal

SASKATOON – Canada’s top fiddlers are competing in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition in Saskatoon.

Braden Gates’ father handed him a fiddle when he was five and from that moment on, he couldn’t put it down.

“This is my fifth year here at the Masters. It’s been in Ottawa for the last 23 years, this is the first year it’s moved west,” said Gates.

Braden is one of 28 fiddlers battling it out for the coveted title of Canadian Grand Master.

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Canadian Grand Masters Jam 2010

Canadian Grand Masters Jam 2010

SEP 4, 2010YouTube Video: Canadian Grand Masters Jam 2010
After the final at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships some of the finest fiddlers in Canada gathered at Darcy McGee’s for a session. This is a small sampling of some of the tunes that night. There was a large crowd so there is some background noise but it’s not too bad.

 

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Lee Mandeville – Northern Clipper Article

Lee Mandeville – Northern Clipper Article

Lee Mandeville at the 21st Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship

“I am honoured to be invited to compete with these world-class fiddlers,” said Lee.  “This invitation from the CGM presents a rare opportunity for me to meet and share my music with world-class fiddlers from across the country who I have admired and learned from.”

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