47th Annual Royal Fiddlers’ Contest

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Manitoba Hydro Amphitheatre
Location: Keystone Centre, 1175-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba

Rules & Regulations (All Classes):

  • Pre-registration is encouraged. All participants will receive a Royal Manitoba Winter Fair special edition lapel pin;
  • Gate admission to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is your entry fee into the contest;
    $22 Adult 18-64, $20 senior 65+, $20 youth 13-17, $9.45 child 6-12, child 5 and under free
    Children aged 6-12 can print a free gate admission before March 27, 2022.
  • The order of play will be the reversed order of registration;
  • Warmup area will be available before the contest from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
  • In the case of an incident beyond the player’s control (broken string, power failure, etc.) replaying will be allowed at the judges’ discretion;
  • Judges’ decisions are final, and judges will not be required to explain standings.
Old-Time Fiddle Classes

Contestants may play in one of the following:

  • Novice 10 & under: 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25 — Sponsored by: Ted Good Music
  • Youth 11 to 16: 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25 — Sponsored by: Creasy Hot Tubs & Billiards
  • Adult 17 & older: 1st prize $150, 2nd prize $100, 3rd prize $75 — Sponsored by: Forman Honda
  • Seniors 60 & older: 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25 — Sponsored by: Adam’s Funeral Home
  • Open (any age): 1st prize $300, 2nd prize $200, 3rd prize $100 — Sponsored by: FYidoctors

Additional info:

  • Consolation prizes of $10 for participants in the Novice & Youth classes;
  • Contestants must play an Old-Time waltz, a jig, and a reel in that order;
  • Contestants will be judged on timing, tempo, tone, technique, and overall accuracy;
  • Contestants may use one accompanist of their choice. A piano and accompaniment will be provided if required.
Métis-Style Fiddle Classes

Proudly Sponsored by the Manitoba Métis Federation—Southwest Region

  • Novice 10 & under: 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25
  • Youth 11 to 16: 1st prize $75, 2nd prize $50, 3rd prize $25
  • Adult 17 & older: 1st prize $150, 2nd prize $100, 3rd prize $75

Additional info:

  • Contestants must play two tunes of their choice;
  • Contestants must sit on a chair (provided) and keep time with their feet;
  • Contestants will be judged on timing, Métis-style, and danceability.
Trophy Awards
  • Provincial Exhibition RMWF Annual Trophy
  • Kiwanis Club of Brandon Annual Trophy — Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Brandon
  • Best Old-Time Waltz by a Novice or Youth (16 years of age & under) — Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Brandon

Thank you to our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Manitoba Métis Federation logo

Southwest Region

Gold Sponsor

FYI Doctors logo

Silver Sponsors

Forman Honda
Ted Good Music
Adam’s Funeral Home
Creasy Hot Tubs & Billiards
Reesor’s Jewellery

Bronze Sponsors

Violins by Anton
Faders Music
Grayson Ross
Kiwanis Club of Brandon (in member of Sarge Doug Meadows)

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