Preserving Traditional Canadian Fiddling since 1989

Préserver le violon traditionnel canadien depuis 1989




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The official e-newsletter of The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association (CGMFA-ACGMV)

The Canadian Fiddler is back!  Likely many of you remember this newsletter and how fun it was to receive a copy in the mail.  Fiddlers, you might also recall how exciting it was to be featured in the newsletter!

This historic newsletter was first launched in June 1993 and we are now excited to launch an updated version of "The Canadian Fiddler" as an e-newsletter. 

2023 Champion, Kyle Charron - with Kimberley Holmes Truro 2023 Chairperson, Mark Sullivan CGMFA President

*photo credit: Kelsey King Photography 2023.  

2023 Competition Results

Host City: Truro NS Canada

Congratulations to the competitors and our 2023 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, Kyle Charron!  

Kyle is a first time winner of the competition!

1. Kyle Charron - Halifax, NS - click here for an interview with Kyle Charron!

2. Ethan Harty – Lougheed, AB

3. Alex Kusturok - Sherwood Park, AB

4. Kyle Burghout – Winnipeg, MB

5. Max Francis – Victoria, BC

6. Aine Schryer O’Gorman, Desbarats, ON

7. Paul Lemelin – Val-Therese, ON

8. Michael Burnyeat – Vancouver, BC

9. Anna Smilek – Waterloo, ON

10. Samuel Corry – Red Deer, AB

Ward Allen Memorial Trophy for Best Old Time Waltz - Charlotte Van Barr, Ottawa, Ontario, playing “Mom, This One’s for You” from the Preliminary Round

Calvin Vollrath’s People’s Choice Award, as voted by the audience for performances in the preliminary round: Samuel Corry – Red Deer, Alberta

Yamaha Silent Violin Prize - Jack Walcher-Wegmann, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

The 2023 Canadian Fiddle Hall of Honour Inductees:
Lloyd Bogle, Natalie MacMaster, Buddy MacMaster, Bill Guest, The Maritime Fiddle Association

Junior Showcase Participants:
Morgan P. Koncur, Alberta
Taryn Morrison, Yukon
James Nelson, New Brunswick
Kameron Tellier, Ontario

2024 Competition

The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition is heading North for the very first time! The 2024CGMFC will be held from August 23-24 2024 in Whitehorse Yukon.

Visit the website below for more information, as it becomes available: 

2024 CGMFA Board of Directors

Mark Sullivan
Abbotsford, BC

Daniel Gervais
Vice President & Treasurer
Edmonton, AB

Jane Cory
Winnipeg, MB

Keitha Clark
Whitehorse, YT

Trent Bruner
Canwood, SK

Kyle Burghout
Winnipeg, MB

Brian Hebert
Pembroke, ON

Kimberley Holmes
Carroll's Corner, NS

Michel Mallette
Valleyfield, QC

James Steele
Saskatoon, SK

JJ Guy
Saskatoon, SK

Louis Schryer
Chapeau, QC