10th Midwestern Fiddle Championship

Presented by the Fiddle Club of the World (Chicago Chapter)

Rules and online registration available at squareroots.org/fiddle

Sunday, July 15, 11am
Youth Division – 1st Round
Szold Hall (Old Town School East)

Thursday, July 19, 6:30-9pm
Youth Division – Finals
Open Division – 1st Round
Solo & Fiddle Team Categories
Giddings Plaza (with the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce)

Saturday, July 21, 1:45-2:45pm
Youth Division – winners
Open Division – Finals
Maurer Hall (Old Town School West)

Saturday, July 21, 7-8pm
Battle of the Bands
Tarima Son, Brown’s Dream & a 3rd band tba
Szold Hall (Old Town School East)

The Saturday events are part of our brand new Square Roots Festival, pairing music and dance with a craft-brewing fest. This is a partnership with the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. (Square Roots. Get it?)

Here’s how the contest looked in 2011, with the finals on the main stage at Chicago Folk & Roots Festival. Photos by Paul Doughty.

John Lane & Danny Gillespie
John Lane & Danny Gillespie of Can I Get an Amen
Debi Lewis
Debi Lewis of The Lopsiders

And here’s a medley of tunes from the 2011 Winner, Los Pichardo featuring Gabriela Pichardo on fiddle. Recorded at the Open Division 1st Round on Thursday, July 7, 2011.*

Suite of Mexican tunes

* The Fiddle Club does not have a complete set of recordings from Thursday, July7 2011. If anybody in the audience recorded any of the music from that night, would you be willing to share it with Fiddle Club? Thanks.

Paul Tyler, convener

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