Thursday, February 12, 2009

Old Time Fiddlers Contest

For the last 2 years, I have been in Ajo in early February, but never went to the Old Time Fiddlers Contest. This year I took the plunge. It was a lot of fun, with fiddlers jamming in the country club parking lot where we stayed.

The contest itself was exciting. Each contestant played 3 songs, including 1 waltz. Gayle, a former WIN, won the Senior division.

Jack, 83 years young, was terrific, and easily won the Senior/Senior division.

And the kids were amazing. Katherine, 12 years old, won the Junion/Junior division.

Friday and Saturday nights there were dances. The contestants all got together and played for us. Because of the contest requirements, they played a lot of waltzes, which I love.


  1. I really enjoyed this post, Diana. I follow bluegrass and old time fiddle events here in the northeast, it's good to know that it's healthy in other places too.

  2. Now I know what I missed by not going to Ajo. Maybe next year!!

  3. Hey! Good for Gayle! But they're all terrific.


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