22nd Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:30 PM at 2:30 PM

in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse
504 Garfield St., Avoca, Nebraska

Family friendly fiddle contest for all ages.

Contestants should preregister here.

GENERAL RULES (which apply to all categories):
- Each category will consist of one round.
- Tuning on stage is fine and dandy, and much better than playing out of tune.
- Contestants may play with one or two backup musicians, neither to be playing the melody.
- Contestants are encouraged to announce their tunes. It helps to keep the audience informed and awake.
- Contestants will be judged on pitch, tone, rhythm, presentation and adherence to the rules.
- No electrical instruments. Acoustic instruments only.
- All decisions of the judges are final.
- Open Division - the fiddler will play three tunes: a hoedown, a waltz, and a tune of choice.
    ~~ Hoedown: an upbeat danceable tune in two or four.
    ~~ Waltz: a tune in three.
    ~~ Tune of Choice: a tune other than a hoedown or a waltz (jigs, polkas, rags, blues, etc.)
- Twin Fiddlers’ Contest - Two fiddlers will harmonize on one tune together.
- Fee-Fi-Faux Fiddle Contest - the musician will play one fiddle tune on an instrument other than fiddle.
- Open Division:
    ~~ 1st Place: 3 days of Schoolhouse Celtic Camp, or 7 fiddle books from Greenblatt & Seay Publications
    ~~ 2nd Place: 2 days of Schoolhouse Celtic Camp, or 4 fiddle books from Greenblatt & Seay Publications
    ~~ 3rd Place: 1 day of Schoolhouse Celtic Camp, or 2 fiddle books from Greenblatt & Seay Publications
- Twin Division:
    ~~ 1st Place: 2 fiddle books from Greenblatt & Seay Publications
- Fee-Fi-Faux Division:
    ~~ 1st Place: 1 fiddle book from Greenblatt & Seay Publications

* No cash prizes will be awarded.

Registration for contestants starts at 1:30 PM on the day of the contest.

$5.00 for contestants and backup musicians
$10.00 for adults
$5.00 for students and senior citizens
$1.00 for children.

Followed by a light snack and an acoustic jam session.

Seating is limited.

Map to Avoca, Nebraska


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