12th Midwest Fiddle Championship

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

Part of the Old Town School of Folk Music’s 3rd Square Roots Festival.

Once again, prizes will be given for the top 3 contestants in each of 3 categories: Open Division Solo, Open Division Team, and Youth Division. There are a limited number of openings for this years contest. Contestants must register by July 5, 2012.

Youth Division First Round
Sunday, July 6, 11am, Szold Hall in Old Town School East (4545 Lincoln)
Youth under 16 compete as teams or solo

Open Division First Round & Youth Finals
Thursday, July 10, 6:30pm, Maurer Hall in Old Town School West (4544 Lincoln)
Separate Fiddle Team and Fiddle Solo categories

Open Division Finals
Saturday, July 12, 1:30pm, Maurer Hall
Plus winner of the Youth Division

Prizes, Rules and online Registration form can be found at http://www.squareroots.org/fiddle/

Come back on Sunday for the 3rd annual

Battle of the Bands
Sunday, July 13, 7-9pm, Szold Hall featuring

The band that gets the most folks dancing wins!
Dancers wanted and encouraged for three different styles of music.
Quick dance lessons will be given intermittently throughout the event.
Three bands (by invitation only).

Renato Anesi Trio
Brazilian Choro.

Byzantine Time Machine
Scientronic Greek and Balkan dance music.

Fantastic Toe Trippers
Polkas, Waltzes and Barn Dances from 3 continents.

Paul Tyler, convener

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